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Episode 38: The Bollywood Experiment

bollywoodAfter months of preparation (more like chaos), our dream has come true: we completed our Bollywood experiment. The little losses we experienced on the way (five films became four, we didn’t get a new female guest for the show) didn’t diminish the amount of fun that we had producing this episode. A big thank you goes out to the awesome Vern, who was the only blogger/movie person/human willing to set eyes on the mysterious film culture of the largest subcontinent in the world for the first time in his life. This is the second time Vern honored us with his guest presence on our podcast – a big yaaay for that!

The four films we discuss each represent different corners and genres of the Bollywood industry, while there are some interesting similarities as well. Our different reactions – especially from Bollywood virgins Sofia and Vern – made for an entertaining talk, at least we think so. In the end, this is worth listening to just to hear some interesting takes on the pronunciation of Indian film titles.

Chalo!

Structure:
00:00 – 05:26- Chick-chatter
05:26 – 06:14- Trailer
06:14 – 12:54- General impressions
12:54 – 32:44- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
32:44 – 49:37- Lagaan (2001)
49:37 – 01:11:25- Dev.D (2009)
01:11:25 – 01:31:13- Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and wrap-up
01:31:13 – 01:34:23- Plugs and Goodbyes
01:34:23 – 01:35:15- Special Bollywood Bloopers

Songs:
(We will list the movie titles instead of the singers’ names for the Indian songs)
Jaan Pehechan Ho, Gumnaam (also featured in Ghost World)
Tujhe Dekha To, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)
Chale Chalo, Lagaan
Emosanal Attyachar, Dev.D
Mashallah, Ek Tha Tiger
Across the Universe, David Bowie
Chalak Chalak , Devdas (2002 version)

[audio https://archive.org/download/NewPod38Bollywood/new-pod%2038-bollywood.mp3 ]

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Are you a Bollywood virgin or a fan of Indian movies? Do you have any prejudice against these films? Would you dare giving them a try?

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Episode 37: Obvious Child

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We hit a little glitch on the road to our Bollywood episode and to make up, we’ve brought you another one! In this episode, the chicks talk about probably the only abortion romcom ever, the controversial and charming Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate. Here’s what you can expect from it-

Structure:
00:00 – 03:10- Chick-chatter
03:10 – 04:13- Trailer
04:13 – 19:31- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
19:31 – 45:31- Main discussion: Obvious Child (2014)
45:31 – 49:30- Plugs and Goodbyes

Songs:
Obvious Child, Paul Simon
Single Girl, The Kossoy Sisters
Across The Universe, David Bowie

Give us your feedback on our facebook page, via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @ gmail.com). And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for episode trailers!

You can find us on twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.

Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes and Stitcher; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

Have you guys watched Obvious Child yet? What did you think of it?