Pushing The Envelope: Being Cyrus and Delhi Belly, with Suchin Mehrotra

Feb 28, 2018, 05:55 AM

Writer and Magic of Bollywood (http://magicofbollywood.com/) founder Suchin Mehrotra (https://twitter.com/suchin545) joins us to discuss a pair of English-language black comedies.

Show Notes:

The desperate need to share your opinion with the world

Anupama Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anupama_Chopra) and Film Companion (http://www.filmcompanion.in/)

The role of the film critic

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BadrinathKiDulhania)

The difference between portrayal and endorsement

Indian cinema’s global reach

Perception and expectations

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

Black comedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy) and the state of comedy in Hindi cinema

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

English Bollywood

(INTERVAL (“I Hate You (Like I Love You)" from Delhi Belly)

Being Cyrus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_Cyrus)

Homi Adajania (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homi_Adajania)

Saif Ali Khan channels The Talented Mr. Ripley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheTalentedMr._Ripley)

Voice over narration

Matt missed the twist

The Ghost Hooker movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talaash:TheAnswerLiesWithin), spoiler warning

Sacred Games (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SacredGames(TV_series))

Delhi Belly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DelhiBelly(film))

The banana just isn’t the right amount of happy

Disco Dancer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Dancer)

The mean Canadian fiancé

Matryoshka doll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll)

Qaushiq Mukherjee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qaushiq_Mukherjee)

Street chicken and orange juice

Imran Khan versus Ranbir Kapoor versus Ayushmann Khurrana

Why haven’t these films had a greater influence on Bollywood?

Johnny Lever (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Lever)

NEXT TIME: Leading Lady Rani Mukerji

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