Age of Empires: Aśoka and Jodhaa Akbar

Jan 29, 2018, 04:54 AM

In honour of Padmaavat’s release, we discuss a pair of epic romances.

Show Notes:

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Erin invented a cocktail (https://www.instagram.com/p/BegwIBogvuY/?taken-by=erinefraser)

63rd Filmfare Awards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/63rdFilmfareAwards)

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

The epic genre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_film)

Our episodes on Lagaan (https://audioboom.com/posts/5083740-lagaan-ball-so-hard-the-british-wanna-fine-me) and Mughal-e-Azam (https://audioboom.com/posts/5855659-the-great-epic-mughal-e-azam)

Aśoka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C5%9Boka_(film))

Emperor Ashoka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka)

Darth SRK

Songs: “San Sanana (https://youtu.be/75mx2r5EC9k),” “O Re Kanchi (https://youtu.be/wCbOu0LSpy0),” and “Raat Ka Nasha (https://youtu.be/q7Mn3KrTrNg)”

Using violence to promote non-violence

Is historical accuracy important?

Let us know if you think There Will Be blood is an epic or not

(INTERVAL (“Roshni Se (https://youtu.be/sRVKz2LsBQk) from Aśoka)

Erin invented another cocktail (https://www.instagram.com/p/Beg1ttwgquf/?taken-by=erinefraser)

Jodhaa Akbar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodhaa_Akbar)

Akbar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbar) and Jodhaabai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariam-uz-Zamani)

“Azeem-O-Shaan Shanenshah (https://youtu.be/mVNdp_YyWRY)”

“In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein (https://youtu.be/zZe8yU23cTc)”

Sonu Sood is a dead ringer for a young Big B (http://images.indianexpress.com/2017/02/sonu-sood-759.jpg)

Romance versus politics

We forgot to mention Akbar’s love of taming elephants (https://youtu.be/sdRlqYWLXRk)

Jodhaa’s eunuch lady in waiting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijra(SouthAsia))

Matt finally mentions Crusader Kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrusaderKings(video_game))

“Star Wars Undercover Boss” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaOSCASqLsE)

Costuming

NEXT TIME: Padmaavat, finally

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