Cops vs. Thugs: Shootout at Lokhandwala and Shootout at Wadala
In this episode we discuss a pair of films that dramatize deadly dealings between the Bombay police force and the criminal underworld.
“Tollywood goes to Texas)" by Suchin Mehrotra
Police brutality propaganda
Processing how the film fictionalizes real life
Comparisons to Clint Eastwood
The ends justifying the means
Comparisons to other Hindi crime films
(INTERVAL (“Babli Badmaash” from Shootout at Wadala)
It takes A LOT of bullets to kill John Abraham
A kill or be killed world
(according to Matt, Mastizaade is still the worst film ever featured on this podcast)
Clichéd dialogues and one-liners
John Abraham’s “guns”
Mildly sexy sex
How much do these films assume we know about these events?
The morality of enjoying violent movies and becoming desensitized to violence
NEXT TIME: we return to our Amitach Bachchan series, maybe we’ll come up with a series name!
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