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Episode 20: The Trial of The Chicago Seven -- Fight for the Right to Fight
November 08, 2020

We're back after a brief break, and we fanboy over Aaron Sorkin for 100 minutes. We discuss Sorkin's latest venture The Trial of The Chicago Seven, featuring a stellar ensemble cast. We first discuss why we are such big fans of Sorkin and how he creates

Episode 19: Ankur -- Seedlings of Alternative Indian Cinema
October 16, 2020

We venture into challenging territory and talk about Shyam Benegal's first film --- Ankur! Ankur is a 1974 film that is said to have heralded in the era of alternative cinema in the Hindi film industry. It stars Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag in lead roles.

Episode 18: Inside Llewyn Davis -- Marinating in melancholy
October 09, 2020

We discuss Coen Brothers' 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, a cat and others! Inside Llewyn Davis tells the story of a struggling musician in search of work. We talk about the how the cinematography a

Episode 17: Rang De Basanti -- Stay Ignorant Stay Foolish
October 02, 2020

On the eve of Bhagat Singh and Gandhi's birth anniversaries, we discuss Rang De Basanti! Rang De Basanti is a 2006 film written by Kamlesh Pandey and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, starring Siddharth, Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Atul K

Episode 16: Unreserved, Kazwa and Borderlands -- Non-fiction films feat. director Samarth Mahajan
September 18, 2020

On this guest episode, we venture into new territory -- non-fiction films! We are joined by national-award winning filmmaker Samarth Mahajan, director of films like The Unreserved, Kazwa, and the in-making 'Borderlands'. We talk about Samarth's film scho

Episode 15: Capernaum -- Childhood and (lack of) Innocence
September 11, 2020

This episode is the one we enjoyed recording the most! We talk about Capernaum, a 2018 Lebanese Arabic language film co-written and directed by Nadine Labaki, with the other writers being Jihad Hojeilly and Michelle Keserwany in collaboration with George

Episode 14: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! -- Mis-hit or Masterpiece?
September 04, 2020

We talk about the 2008 heist caper Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, written by Urmi Juvekar and co-written, directed by Dibakar Banerjee! We discuss Dibakar's filmography in some detail and also our controversial opinions about his films. We opine that though the

Episode 13: Eighth Grade -- Growing Up in the Snapchat Generation
August 28, 2020

We invite our friend Vamika over to discuss comedian Bo Burnham's writing-directing debut -- Eighth Grade! Eighth Grade stars Elsie Fisher as an early teen on the verge of entering high school, and the trials and tribulations in her life caused by the in

Episode 12: Before Sunrise -- Love as Happenstance
August 21, 2020

In what is our most rambly episode to date, we discuss Before Sunrise, a 1995 film written by Richard Linklater and Kim Krazin and directed by Linklater. It stars Ethan Hawke, julie Delpy and the city of Vienna. Before Sunrise is also the first film in Li

Episode 11: Gulaal -- Kashyap and Politics
August 14, 2020

We invited Prasad Deshmukh, a friend and cinemaholic, to discuss what is (was?) his favourite film -- Gulaal!Gulaal is a 2009 film written by Raj Singh Chaudhary and co-written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. It stars Raj Singh Chaudhary, Ayesha Mohan,