Life in a ... Red Circle: The Films of Anurag Basu

Jul 29, 2017, 02:02 PM

In honour of his latest release, Jagga Jasoos, we look at three films from celebrated filmmaker Anurag Basu.

Show Notes:

Erin’s mother loved Dil Dhadakne Do (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DilDhadakneDo)

Matt is protesting the CBFC’s crack down on alcohol in films by drinking two beers (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/cbfc-chief-pahlaj-nihalani-may-axe-liquor-consumption-display-of-alcohol-scenes/articleshow/59757490.cms)

Anurag Basu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anurag_Basu)

Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StoriesbyRabindranath_Tagore)

Kucch To Hai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KucchToHai)

Leukemia and Tumsa Nahin Dekha: A Love Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TumsaNahinDekha:ALove_Story)

Saaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saaya(2003film)), Murder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder(2004film)), and Gangster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangster(2006film))

Pritam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritam)

Kites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kites_(film))

“Hero” by Enrique Iglesias (https://youtu.be/koJlIGDImiU)

Kites: The Remix (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kites:TheRemix)

Life In A…Metro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifeina..._Metro)

The Apartment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheApartment) and Brief Encounter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BriefEncounter)

Playing By Heart (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayingbyHeart)

Songs: “In Dino (https://youtu.be/EEnB3vDN9AI),” “Alvida (https://youtu.be/NcDxGhwuphI),” “O Meri Jaan (https://youtu.be/fLdCE9beY6g),” and “Baatein Kuch Ankahee (https://youtu.be/qfO5hH48gXU)”

(INTERVAL (“Galti Se Mistake https://youtu.be/05TA9jNnCdU” from Jagga Jasoos)

Barfi! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi!)

Barfi the dessert (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi

Charlie Chaplin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CharlieChaplin), Buster Keaton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BusterKeaton), Harold Lloyd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaroldLloyd), and Raj Kapoor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RajKapoor)

Saawariya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saawariya)

Comparisons to Wes Anderson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Anderson)

Songs: “Ala Barfi (https://youtu.be/j0JHpYBRADA),” “Main Kya Karoon (https://youtu.be/02ossVAJM30 ),” “Kyon (https://youtu.be/X_q9IXvt3ro),” “Saawali Si Raat (https://youtu.be/v-eUWdjBgJA),” and “Aashiyan (https://youtu.be/sCMNen9q3fI)”

Jagga Jasoos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagga_Jasoos)

Framing device (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_story)

Musical (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_film) and overcoming adversary by artistic creation

Naxalite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naxalite) and the Purulia arms drop case (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puruliaarmsdrop_case)

Songs: “Khaana Khaake (https://youtu.be/nt_vxUwAbKA ),” “Jhumritalaiyya (https://youtu.be/exUQkIkyBBI),” and “Ullu Ka Pattha (https://youtu.be/h2GhQBI5YGw)”

Production problems (http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/a-jagga-jasoos-update-one-missed-deadline-but-no-need-to-fret-1724452, http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/a-jagga-jasoos-crisis-katrina-and-ranbirs-film-may-miss-overseas-deadline-1722735, http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/not-just-rishi-kapoor-ranbir-slammed-jagga-jasoos-director-too-his-process-is-irresponsible/story-7bDVGoQIlhzhnIHdaWeI3N.html)

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