Varun Dhawan, Bollywood's Next Leading Man

Aug 20, 2016, 09:38 PM

We discuss Bollywood’s next leading man, heartthrob Varun Dhawan and three films that showcase his exceptional range.

Show Notes:

· Varun Dhawan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varun_Dhawan), is he a dreamboat or a heartthrob?

· Is there Bollywood Dirty Dancing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirtyDancing)? (Apparently Pooja Bhatt’s Holiday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday(2006_film)) is a remake of DD)

· Nepotism in Bollywood

Student of The Year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StudentoftheYear) (listen to us discuss it here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4467740-episode-4-bollywood-the-next-generation?t=0), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HumptySharmaKiDulhania) (which we discuss here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4467733-episode-12-bollywood-s-sweetheart-alia-bhatt?t=0), and Dilwale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilwale(2015film)) (here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4467734-episode-9-dilwale-bajirao-mastani-with-juliet-franklin?t=0)

As an intertextual (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertextuality) star

· Main Tera Hero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MainTeraHero)

· The plot doesn’t matter

· Songs: “Besharmi Ki Height (https://youtu.be/IFYJNLZTB0)” “Galat Baat Hai (https://youtu.be/coQ95u7w18)”

· Four colour comics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Color)

· His bulge (https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/people-really-think-that-varun-dhawan-has-a-boner-in-this-in?utm_term=.pi611j1wXj#.prORR5ROM5)

(INTERVAL (“Palat Tera Hero Idhar Hai (https://youtu.be/9vkcYxbGdTE)” from Main Ter Hero)

· Badlapur (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badlapur_(film))

· Erin forgot she had seen this film before

· A bleak noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir)

· A transformative performance

· The Nawazuddin Siddiqui Memorial Award for Enduring Police Brutality

· Credits song: “Jee Karda (https://youtu.be/VAJK04HOLd0)”

· Kuleshov effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuleshov_effect)

· The title’s double meaning

· Consumed by grief and revenge

· Dishoom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dishoom)

· A fictional Arabian rogue nation

· Buddy cop dynamics and action

· The credits song, “Jaaneman Aah (https://youtu.be/wM9T-_qM0)” and the opening title song, “Toh Dishoom (https://youtu.be/OCZTqrm2QJA)”

· The Arabian club banger: “Sau Tarah Ke (https://youtu.be/PIyf0hMc498)”

NEXT TIME: We are joined by The Movie Jerks (http://www.themoviejerks.ca/) to discuss the unfortunately titled Jism and Jism 2

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