A Little Bit of That Jadoo Magic: Krrish with Brandon Schatz

May 04, 2017, 01:27 AM

Free Comic Book Day (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/), May 6th, is around the corner so we invited Variant Edition (http://variantedmonton.com/) co-owner and podcast savant Brandon Schatz (https://twitter.com/soupytoasterson) on to discuss Bollywood’s leading superhero franchise, Krrish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krrish_(franchise)).

Show notes: Why are we discussing these films? We couldn’t get A Flying Jatt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFlyingJatt) We see you Huntington Bollywood fans We’ve reached one hundred thousand downloads, THANK YOU! Come see us at Northwest Fest (http://northwestfest.ca/2017/04/19/shorts-podcasts/)! Doctor Whooch (http://submetropolitan.com/) is coming back! Variant Edition’s approach to retail The big two, Marvel and DC, aren’t interested in publishing books anymore Creating a superhero franchise out of a property that has nothing to do with superheroes Our Bollywood in Alberta episode (https://audioboom.com/posts/4773054-episode-22-dancing-on-hoodoos-bollywood-in-alberta), where we discuss Koi… Mil Gaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi...MilGaya) Krrish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krrish) Matt misses Jadoo (https://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblrlrxo7zi79z1qlxr9ao1500.gif) India’s Pam Grier (https://68.media.tumblr.com/af9d444ad256501db9a8f770f8960e8e/tumblrns6pjuL35F1snjenfo1500.gif) PC eats a lot of Lays chips Sunny Pawar’s (https://media.giphy.com/media/l0MYMoTEsyiQzA8Ew/giphy.gif) favourite film (awww) Why does Krishna gaslight Priya? How does Krrish stand out in a film culture where heroes already regularly exhibit superhuman strength? Moving from a sci-fi series to a superhero series We get nerdy AF Wuxia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuxia) “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (https://youtu.be/6oxkN1rRPW4 ), “Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani (https://youtu.be/fkCiQtgAXjg ),” “Dil Na Diya (https://youtu.be/FrHFtoEHw08),” and “Koi Tumsa Nahin (https://youtu.be/KYHF8nm6NAE)” Why does Netflix hate us?

(INTERVAL (“Krrish Krrish (https://youtu.be/2fC6P-9wfQQ)” from Krrish 3)

Krrish 3 Matt still misses Jadoo (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/thumb/msid-44930957,width-400,resizemode-4/44930957.jpg) Daddy issues Hrithik Roshan worked out a lot before this film (http://photos.filmibeat.com/ph-big/2012/10/hrithik-roshan-stunning-look-for-krrish-3_13493300250.jpg) Where are our Krrish bracelets (https://3.imimg.com/data3/EH/GF/MY-10346832/brown-krrish-3-bracelet-250x250.png)? Manimals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manimal)! Matt’s experience with the Krrish apps Good dumb fun “Raghupati Raghav (https://youtu.be/UVWB9UHpXzY),” “God Allah Aur Bhagwan (https://youtu.be/cczl08DLCXQ),” “Dil Tu Hi Bataa (https://youtu.be/Hievfejv90c)” Strong family dynamic An excellent super-villain plan! Why does a man with telekinesis not use it on himself? Comparisons to X-Men (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men) and Superman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman) Krrish saves and inspires people Would Kangana Ranaut (and Priyanka Chopra) take this kind of role in the future? Krrish: The Menace of the Monkey Men (https://www.comixology.com/Krrish-The-Menace-of-the-Monkey-Men/comics-series/36317) Children’s spinoff series and video games Krrish 4 is on its way We forgot to mention the theme park ride at Bollywood Parks Dubai (https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/en/attractions/krrish-heros-flight, we still wanna go) The end…for now

NEXT TIME: Film scholar, librarian, and musician Lindsey Campbell (https://www.facebook.com/thespringhillminedisaster/) join us to discuss films about motherhood Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2)! and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/bollywoodpod) Like us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/) #Krrish #RakeshRoshan #HrithikRoshan #Rekha #PriyankaChopra #NaseeruddinShah #Kan...