Varun Dhawan, Bollywood's Next Leading Man

Episode 25,  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 (, is he a dreamboat or a heartthrob?

· Is there Bollywood Dirty Dancing ( (Apparently Pooja Bhatt’s Holiday ( is a remake of DD)

· Nepotism in Bollywood

Student of The Year ( (listen to us discuss it here:, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania ( (which we discuss here:, and Dilwale ( (here:

As an intertextual ( star

· Main Tera Hero (

· The plot doesn’t matter

· Songs: “Besharmi Ki Height (” “Galat Baat Hai (”

· Four colour comics (

· His bulge (

(INTERVAL (“Palat Tera Hero Idhar Hai (” from Main Ter Hero)

· Badlapur (

· Erin forgot she had seen this film before

· A bleak noir (

· A transformative performance

· The Nawazuddin Siddiqui Memorial Award for Enduring Police Brutality

· Credits song: “Jee Karda (”

· Kuleshov effect (

· The title’s double meaning

· Consumed by grief and revenge

· Dishoom (

· A fictional Arabian rogue nation

· Buddy cop dynamics and action

· The credits song, “Jaaneman Aah (” and the opening title song, “Toh Dishoom (”

· The Arabian club banger: “Sau Tarah Ke (”

NEXT TIME: We are joined by The Movie Jerks ( to discuss the unfortunately titled Jism and Jism 2

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