Controversy Loves Bollywood: Aarakshan, Madras Cafe, & Udta Punjab

Episode 53,  Dec 14, 2017, 04:26 AM

Since we can’t see Padmavati, we discuss three Bollywood films that have been mired in controversy.

Show Notes:

Padmavati (

‘Padmavati’: Incidents that made headlines about the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film (

Historical Fiction (

Billu (, Aamir Khan (, Gunday (

Trends in Bollywood controversies (

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (

Making sense of these controversies

The Wind Rises (

Bandit Queen (

Shekhar Kapur ( and Phoolan Devi (

“The Great Indian Rape Trick (”

Roger Ebert’s Bandit Queen review (

Aarakshan (

Reservation in India (

Equality versus equity (

Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (

Aligarh (

(INTERVAL (“Ud-daa Punjab ( from Udta Punjab)

Madras Cafe (

Sri Lankan Civil War ( and the

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi (

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (

M.I.A. (

The location of the titular café is not clear in the film

Udta Punjab (

Traffic ( and The Wire (

Matt on That Brown Guy podcast (

Udta Punjab controversy: How a Bollywood film won a historic battle against Censor Board (

Interview with Pahlaj Nihalani (

‘Udta Punjab’ Censor Copy Leaks Online, Producers File Cyber-Crime Complaint (

Puducherry cable channel airs pirated copy, HC bans 600 online links (

Deglamourizing Punjab

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