Lovers In A Dangerous Time: Dil Se.. & Raavan with Piyush Patel

Aug 29, 2017, 05:36 AM

We welcome Piyush Patel (https://www.facebook.com/FHWGS/) to discuss two films by acclaimed South Indian director Mani Ratnam.

Show Notes:

Erin’s mother liked Talvar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talvar_(film))

CJSR (http://www.cjsr.com/)

70th anniversary of India’s Independence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IndependenceDay(India)) and Partition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PartitionofIndia)

Why doesn’t the Alberta Education curriculum teach anything about India?

The Komagata Maru incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KomagataMaruincident)

Rangeela (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangeela_(film)) and film going in Mumbai India's Film Industry -- A $10 Billion Business Trapped In A $2 Billion Body (https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2015/10/23/indias-film-industry-a-10-billion-business-trapped-in-a-2-billion-body/#4a85609870d2)

DDLJ at Maratha Mandir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maratha_Mandir)

We love our listeners!

The appeal of Hindi cinema

BFI Southbank India on Film (http://www.bfi.org.uk/india-on-film) and the “mindie” (http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/features/beyond-bollywood-survey-new-indian-cinema)

Under-appreciated supporting actors

Mani Ratnam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Ratnam)

A.R. Rahman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.R.Rahman) and Gulzar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulzar)

Ratnam’s Terrorism Trilogy, Roja (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roja) and Bombay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_(film))

(INTERVAL (“Chaiyya Chaiyaa (https://youtu.be/YOYN9qNXmAw)” from Dil Se…)

Dil Se.. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil_Se..)

Sukhwinder Singh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhwinder_Singh)

Sonnet 130 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnet_130)

Insurgency in Northeast India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InsurgencyinNortheast_India)

Perceptions on Independence

Urban versus rural experiences

Empathetic portrayals of a suicide bomber

All India Radio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AllIndiaRadio)

“Dil Se Re (https://youtu.be/YwfCMvo19s8),” “Satrangi Re (https://youtu.be/sAdnMmhg5gM),” and “Jiya Jale (https://youtu.be/M-2nlaOQQSQ)”

Preity Zinta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preity_Zinta)

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

Abduction of Sita (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sita#Exileandabduction)

Negative critical and audience reaction

Abhishak Bachchan’s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhishek_Bachchan) maniacal performance

So much eyeliner

SO MUCH WATER

The falling motif

Pacing issues

The Searchers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Searchers)

“Behne De Mujhe Behne De (https://youtu.be/yWETUyQZmIo), “ “Thok Di Killi (https://youtu.be/u2H9b7Id4O8),” “Khilli Re (https://youtu.be/7s31RlMr-6E),” and Kata Kata (https://youtu.be/bTyW9t16KQU)”

Sita Sings The Blues (http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/)

From Here We Go Sublime on CJSR 88.5 (https://www.facebook.com/FHWGS/)

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