Katrina Kaif is Wonderful & We Will Fight You, with Manish Mathur

Sep 26, 2017, 04:09 AM

We welcome online film writer Manish Mathur (https://twitter.com/TheManish89) to discuss one of Bollywood’s most polarizing performers, Katrina Kaif.

Show Notes:

Newton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(film)) is India’s submission for the Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy Awards

Our episode on the India Film Festival of Alberta (https://audioboom.com/posts/6120218-supplemental-episode-2-bifl-at-india-film-festival-of-alberta-2017?t=0), which includes our discussion of Newton

India’s past submissions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ListofIndiansubmissionsfortheAcademyAwardforBestForeignLanguageFilm)

Court (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_(film))was 2015’s submission, Matt was right, 2016’s submission was the Tamil film Visaranai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visaranai)

Lipstick Under My Burkha now most watched Hindi movie on Amazon Prime (http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/UvY5AEsRzQWeDEC3anVkeL/Lipstick-Under-My-Burkha-now-most-watched-Hindi-movie-on-A.html)

Talk Film Society (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/), Manish’s articles (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/articles/?author=589c9698f5e2314b23168160#show-archive)

10 Essential Films from Indian Cinema (http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/articles/10-essential-films-from-indian-cinema)

Katrina Kaif (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_Kaif)

Her accent and the obligatory diegetic explanation

Colourism, lack of interesting or challenging roles, and the rapid fire on KWK

Boom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boom(film)), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MainePyaarKyunKiya%3F), and Namastey London (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namastey_London)

Comedy chops

Reverse She’s All That

Jab Tak Hai Jaan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JabTakHai_Jaan)

Katrina Kaif’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/katrinakaif/)

“Ishq Shava (https://youtu.be/iEJPDYrLtsI )” and “Sheila Ki Jawani (https://youtu.be/ZTmF2v59CtI)”

(INTERVAL (“Dhunki (https://youtu.be/WG6qKDoidmg)” from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan)

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MereBrotherKi_Dulhan)

Wild Katrina

“Madhubala (https://youtu.be/8ZPhtWRtntU)”

Screwball comedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screwballcomedyfilm)

American rom-coms versus Hindi rom-coms

Imran Khan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ImranKhan(Indian_actor))

“Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (https://youtu.be/vZ0JF7-d3Lo)”

Avoiding the manic pixie dream girl trap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManicPixieDream_Girl)

Ali Zafar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Zafar)

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

Why did Matt make us watch this movie?

Amit Trivedi’s music

Great Expectations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Expectations)

Kaif’s red hair (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Revealed-The-reason-behind-Katrina-and-Tabus-Rs-55-lakh-red-hair/articleshow/50848216.cms)

Miss Havisham is a bitch

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

Why did Kaif’s agent let her do this film?

An eight-year-old’s great love affair

Stop trying to make snow romantic

Lack of cultural or political relevance

“Pashmina (https://youtu.be/uxTXp0-iZrY)”

NEXT TIME: Asim Burney (https://twitter.com/asimburney) of Upodcast (https://twitter.com/upodcast) joins us to discuss Judwaa and Judwaa 2

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