Crisis on Infinite Singhams: Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe with Devin Bruce

Episode 123,  Nov 12, 2021, 04:39 AM

Sooryavanshi has finally unloaded itself into theatres and our good friend and cinephile Devin Bruce has dropped by to discuss Rohit Shetty’s ethically questionable Cop Universe.

Show notes:

Heads up, one of these films deals with sexual violence.

• Devin's in the three-timers club
• Singham is the most important being that has ever existed
• Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe (we haven't seen Sooryavanshi yet)
Singham
When Indian action movies get memeified
• Buford T. Justice is actually in Smokey and the Bandit, I apologize to everyone this offended. Walking Tall is about Sheriff Buford Pusser
Backpfeifengesicht, a "face that should be slapped"
• Pervasive police corruption and brutality in Hindi film
Singham Returns

(INTERVAL "Singham" from Singham)

Singham's relationship with '80s American action flicks
• "Copaganda"
Matt's "Bad Cop, Bad Cop" list on letterboxd
Singham vs. Dabangg, which is more fascist?
• "Ranveer Ching Returns"
Simmba
• "
Aankh Marey"
The real-life case that inspired Simmba and Delhi Crime (cw, sexual assault)
• Adam Curtis: "There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads; He Must Be Destroyed"

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