Bollywood is For Lovers

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It’s our seventh annual Hindi Horror Halloween! This year we watch a pair of films about non-believers confronting the supernatural and using supersitition to their advantage.  Show Notes: We are doing two Hindi Horror Halloween episodes
We take a big leap in our Amitabh Bachchan series and jump over the late 80s into the early 90s with two explosive crime movies. Show Notes: What happened to Bachchan between 1985 and 1989? Erin does not understand the Indian Parliament
Abhishek Bachchan tries to con his way into our hearts in two crime comedies from 2005.  Show Notes: We’re back!  Bunty Aur Babli A good year for Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan The media claims there are IRL Bunties and Bablies Kesha
With Toofan now streaming on Amazon Prime, we lace up our gloves and climb in the ring to discuss three films about boxers.  Show Notes: Matt’s fist fighting past Boxing movies Class in boxing movies It’s Jim Brown in Mars Attacks! Epi
We go back to 1993 to see how our beloved romantic hero Shah Rukh Khan shot to stardom in a pair of thrillers where he plays murderous obsessives.  Show Notes: The darkness in Shah Rukh Khan Comparisons to Sarah Michelle Gellar  King of
Our favourite unobservant husband/intelligence officer/clueless father is back, and this time he's off to Chennai to stop a new threat because he loves the game (and we love him)! Show Notes: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
We made it to June, which means it’s time for our midyear review where we discuss all the notable Hindi-language films that were released in the first half of 2021, or at least the ones we bothered to watch.  Show Notes: If you are able
We are thrilled to welcome creators, directors, and writers of OK Computer Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar to discuss their influences, worldview, and the making of our favourite science fiction comedy mystery series.   Show Notes: OK Comp
Our favourite boutique film label, Criterion, has finally acknowledged Hindi cinema with two series on their streaming channel devoted to acclaimed filmmakers Bimal Roy and Raj Kapoor.  Show Notes: We checked the list, we have 133 Criter
Do you like robots? Yes! What about killer robots? Oh robots don’t kill you say? We’ll see about that! We get to the bottom of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics with Hotstar’s new sci-fi-comedy-mystery series OK Computer. Show Notes: If yo
Karen Unland is back to discuss to two Indian adapatations of classic Jane Austen novels.  Show Notes: Welcome back Karen Unland of That’s A Thing?! Teen culture is all about remixing That’s A Thing?!: “New life for Clone High, fake lif
In this supplemental episode we discuss Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ new memoir, Unfinished, and her latest film project, The White Tiger. Show Notes: 66th Filmfare Awards (the video Matt watched full of spoilers) Unfinished by Priyanka Chop
Happy Pi Day Lovers! To celebrate we’ve invited our friend Amanda Mullins on to discuss two films about women and math. Show Notes: Welcome Amanda Mullins! Erin may or may not have made cherry pie today Studying maths Erin claims to like
We continue to explore Amitabh Bachchan’s filmography, one year at a time.  Show Notes: How we choose the movies for this series (hint: it’s random) We couldn’t find Coolie Thank you Rajat Dikshit Khud-Daar The theme of reuniting the fa
In our eleventh supplemental Matt speaks to scholar Brian Collins about the new book Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India.  Show Notes: Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India edi
Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers! Romance is in the air, so we’re discussing three romantic comedies featuring retired (?) leading man Imran Khan. Show Notes: BiFL points are in the mail! Imran Khan Thank you to everyone who participated in
Well, we made it through 2020, and all we have to show for it are 17 short movie reviews! Enjoy! Show Notes: Thank you Rajat Dikshit! Get in touch to claim those BiFL points! Bulbbul Dil Bechara Shakuntala Devi Lootcase Raat Akeli Hai Gu
In our tenth supplemental episode Matt speaks to film historian Debashree Mukherjee about her new book Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City. Show Notes: Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City by Debashree Mukherjee
We welcome back fellow podcaster Asim Burney to discuss two identical David Dhawan comedies made 25 years apart.  Show Notes: Welcome Asim Burney of Upodcast and Khandaan Judwaa episode Twitter’s gonna hate Should remakes exist at all?
We get in touch with our inner child by watching two Hindi-language children’s films. Show Notes: Indian farmers strike Get your BiFL points in! Vikas Bahl and the closure of Phantom Films We don’t see a lot of Hindi-language children’s
In our annual Noirvember episode, we discuss two thrillers from the 1960s that maybe one could call noir, or neo-noir, or noir-ish... noir-esque? Show Notes: The liquor store sent us twice as much Prosecco as we ordered Our Noirvember pl
We go backwards and forwards in time to uncover the true meaning of love, maybe, with three time traveling romances! Show Notes: Thank you Amrita! Does Erin really hate time travel movies? Thermae Romae Love Story 2050 Harman Baweja aka
Here's a quick bonus episode for you this week, as Erin was tasked with putting together a panel discussion on Bollywood podcasting for this year's inaugural YEGPodFest. She reached out to Asim Burney (Khandaan Podcast, Upodcast), Manish Mathu
In our sixth annual Hindi Horror Halloween, we are joined by writer and bookseller Matthew Stepanic to discuss two films about vengeful, supernatural women. Show Notes: Matthew Stepanic, Glass Bookshop, and Glass Buffalo Should horror
To celebrate our new nephew, we welcome his mother Julie-Anne Weaver on to discuss a pair of pregnancy comedies.  Show Notes: The mountains are full of Jadoo! Welcome Julie-Anne! She has actually been to India.  Why are both of these mov
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