Danny Bowes, Vocabulary Boy
In this episode we welcome writer and film critic Danny Bowes to discuss reviewing Bollywood movies and the films that introduced him to South Asian cinema.
Show Notes: Superstar Rajinikanth and Enthiran Star power and celebrity Matt’s wrong, Tees Maar Khan’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 18% Appreciating popular cinema Bollywood’s popularity in North America, but lack of exposure Writing for rogerebert.com Approaching every film on its own terms “Munni Badnaam Hui” from Dabangg
INTERVAL (”Sheila Ki Jawani” from Tees Maar Khan)
Om Shanti Om Wanted Salman Khan’s star persona “Jalwa” Twists and Matt’s perceptive ability to call them Are masala cop movies fascist? The obligatory love interest The way in which Salman Khan’s shirt is removed Tees Maar Khan Erin is learning to appreciate Akshay Kumar Farah Khan addresses Slumdog Millionaire Every member of the cast and crew gets screen time during the credits Katrina Kaif’s resemblance to both Marilyn Monroe and Arnold Schwarzenegger Danny Bowes’ Twitter, weekly column at Film School Rejects, writing on rogerebert.com, and recaps on Vague Visages
NEXT TIME: We dig into arguably the most important Bollywood film of all time, Sholay.
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