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.


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

(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?

Published by The Chicks with Accents

Three chicks with three different accents share a passion for everything cinema-related.

2 thoughts on “Episode 38: The Bollywood Experiment

  1. This is fun. Would like to hear your thoughts on more Indian movies. 😉 It’s always nice to hear a fresh perspective.
    BTW: The Danny Boyle thank you in Dev.D is because he advised Kashyap with the camera he used for the drunk and drug scenes, which was kind of important for the look of the film.

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