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A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
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    • 3.8 • 284 Ratings

A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
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    Ep 237: The Matrix Resurrections, The Tender Bar, After Life S3

    Ep 237: The Matrix Resurrections, The Tender Bar, After Life S3

    Timecodes
    00:01 - Introduction
    01:45 - Subscriber letters
    06:30 - The Tender Bar
    23:36 - The Matrix Resurrections
    36:33 - Subscriber letters
    45:50 - After Life Season 3
    55:10 - Byju’s ad
    Before talking about the movie The Matrix Resurrections:
    Abhinandan: Actually I’m not slow, I’m in The Matrix zone.
    Rajyasree: So, you don’t know whether you’re going back or forward.
    Abhinandan: Hanging out with you is like this.
    Rajyasree: Oh please, I’m like that bullet which whizzes by.
    Abhinandan: Please tell us the make of that gun of which you’re a bullet. Where is this gun made?
    Rajyasree: I’m like an AK-47.
    Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen review the films The Tender Bar and The Matrix Resurrections; season three of the web series After Life; and a Byju’s ad.
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    • 58 min
    Ep 236: Minnal Murali, The Lost Daughter, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

    Ep 236: Minnal Murali, The Lost Daughter, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

    Timecodes
    00:01 - Introduction
    04:07 - Subscriber letters
    06:50 - The Lost Daughter
    18:34 - Subscriber letters
    25:43 - Minnal Murali
    38:40 - Subscriber letters
    46:10 - Chandigarh Kare Ashique
    01:01:19 - Subscriber letters
    Talking about Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and whether a trans actor should have been cast to play Maanvi:
    Rajyasree: The whole concept of acting is that you play something which you are not. Say I have a film which is on karate...
    Abhinandan: So they should cast you as a person who is nice, who is a good person. That would be a challenge.
    Rajyasree: That would be acting, right?
    Abhinandan: That would be a big challenge. Like if they cast you as a horrible obnoxious woman, then what’s the challenge?
    Rajyasree: Don't act smart, okay.
    Abhinandan, Rajyasree burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan and Rajyasree review the films Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, The Lost Daughter and Minnal Murali.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 235: Decoupled, Atrangi Re, Don’t Look Up

    Ep 235: Decoupled, Atrangi Re, Don’t Look Up

    Timecodes
    00:01 - Introduction
    03:50 - Subscriber letters
    06:42 - Atrangi Re
    15:09 - Subscriber letters
    17:52 - Don’t Look Up
    26:42 - Subscriber letters
    32:57 - Decoupled
    44:46 - Conversation with Manu Joseph
    1:29:58 - Subscriber letters
    Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen are joined by Manu Joseph, author and creator of Netflix series Decoupled. Manu talks about the show, his other notable works and the film industry.
    Manu: I find the OTT revolution interesting because it's the first time I belong to an industry which is not dying. Otherwise at the age of 20, I joined journalism, it began to die. Then I wrote a novel 10-12 years later in my early 30s; then I realised publishing is also dying everywhere. 
    Abhinandan, Rajyasree and Manu burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan and Rajyasree review the films Don’t Look Up and Atrangi Re, web series Decoupled, and the controversy around Sunny Leone’s recent video.
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    PS: Manu gives a sneak peek into what he has in store for the year.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 234: Spider-Man review, Witcher season 2 and Gehraiyaan trailer

    Awful and Awesome Ep 234: Spider-Man review, Witcher season 2 and Gehraiyaan trailer

    Timecodes
    00:01 - Introduction
    03:39 - Subscriber letters
    07:15 - Spider-Man: No Way Home
    12:48 - Spoiler alert
    18:32 - The Witcher Season 2
    29:47 - Trailer of Gehraiyaan
    34:21 - Subscriber letters
    45:18 - Decoupled
    57:08 - Last Night in Soho
    During the introduction:
    Abhinandan: Nainika, your take on Awful and Awesome. You can be brutally honest. Is it too much of an uncle aunty gabfest?
    Nainika: Oh absolutely! But that is why I listen to it. 
    Abhinandan and Nainika burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Nainika Singh Rathore, a long-time subscriber. They review the film Spider-Man: No Way Home, web series Decoupled, season 2 of The Witcher and the trailer of the movie Gehraiyaan.
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    PS: Abhinandan thinks Nainika is his perfect replacement on this podcast. Tune in!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 233: Aranyak, Aarya Season 2, and the Beatles documentary

    Ep 233: Aranyak, Aarya Season 2, and the Beatles documentary

    Timecodes
    00:01 - Introduction
    04:15 - Subscriber letters
    06:50 - Aarya Season 2
    14:12 - Subscriber letters
    16:24 - The Beatles: Get Back
    27:18 - Subscriber letters
    31:59 - Aranyak
    39:20 - Subscriber letters
    45:26 - Miss Universe 2021 and #Vicktrina
    During the introduction:
    Rajyasree: What have you watched Abhinandan?
    Abhinandan: So before I tell you… We start every episode with hello hello! How many songs can you think of that have hello in it or start with hello. I can think of three.
    Rajyasree: Hello…Shall I sing each song I remember also?
    Abhinandan: Oh dear God! What have I done?
    Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen review the web series Aranyak and Season 2 of Aarya. They also discuss documentary series The Beatles: Get Back, Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif’s wedding and Miss Universe 2021.
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    PS: Abhinandan was asked by a subscriber to start a dating show. Tune in to know his answer. 


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 232: House of Gucci, 14 Peaks

    Awful and Awesome Ep 232: House of Gucci, 14 Peaks

    Timecodes
    00:01 - Introduction
    05:32 - Dave Chappelle’s The Closer
    12:38 - Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui trailer
    20:50 - When Harry Met Santa
    27:42 - House of Gucci
    43:17 - 14 Peaks
    54:55 - Subscriber letters
    While reviewing the documentary film 14 Peaks:
    Rajyasree: I felt it lacked drama which maybe it doesn’t need to…The drama is that he’s climbing so many peaks in so little time.  
    Sandip: What more drama do you want?
    Rajyasree: As in, no one dies and all that.
    Sandip: How many peaks? It’s a documentary! You wanted this poor man to die in his own documentary...
    Abhinandan: I think she wants it to be like Indian Idol. There should be someone to outburst, there should be a fight between two of the team members...
    Rajyasree: Or one person pushes a climber off and...
    Abhinandan: Then they are showing doosh…doosh…“I’m not coming, I’m abandoning.”
    Sandip: Someone will say like “I have to do this within seven months you know...like I have no time, get out of my way”.
    Abhinandan and Rajyasree burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen are joined by journalist Sandip Roy. They review the film House of Gucci, the documentary14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, the Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui trailer and a new Christmas Norwegian ad.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Am all ears ,

Good fun

Very entertaining and plenty of light hearted banter and jibes between the hosts.

tariq_06 ,

More than Meets the Eye

It’s been almost a year I have been following NewsLaundry as well as Awful and Awesome. If you want to listen to a mundane reviews of movies and series well this isn’t for you; this podcast is for those who believes Art as a fabric of the society.
Abhinandan and Rajyasree takes on the uncharted path of Movies,Shows,Advertisements where they look deeper than the obvious and talk about humanity behind the pictures.

Deeksha25 ,

Actually Zero stars!

Just heard the gulabo sitabo episode and did the host-Rajshree actually say “the blacks” ??? Wow!!! Don’t want to hear anymore!

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