Ep 26 Simmba, Gully Boy, Wanted
Episode 26 of the Khandaan podcast kicks off 2019 in style! Thank you for joining us in the new year as we return to our voting roots and discuss the Khan movie of your choice - 2009’s Wanted starring Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Prakash Raj. Directed by Prabhudeva, this south remake marked the Bhai Renaissance and we go into some detail about its history.
We are joined by Manish Mathur of Talk Film Society who outs himself as an early Ayesha Takia fan but is now an expert on all things M. Night Shyamalan-related. You can (and should) follow his hugely interesting podcast on the films of Shyamalan here. Asim will be on the next episode!
- 04.50 We meet Manish who immediately throws a cat among the pigeons by asking us which of the Khans would best collaborate with M. Night Shyamalan. While some of us run true to form, other replies (seriously, Amrita?) might surprise you.
- 11.26 Sujoy gives us his quick thoughts after watching the massively successful Simmba directed by Rohit Shetty starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan.
19.30 The teaser for Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, and Kalki Koechlin, directed by Zoya Akhtar, is raising all kinds of hopes in jaded bosoms.
30.45 Cautious optimism for Ek Ladki ko Dekha to Aisa Lagaa.
40.45 Our predictions for the biggest hit of 2019.
51.15 RIP Kader Khan
59.15 The main feature: Wanted (2009)
The next year up is 1998 and we have some beloved Bollywood classics up for a vote here.