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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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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 188: Ludo, Soorarai Pottru, and The Crown Season 4

    Ep 188: Ludo, Soorarai Pottru, and The Crown Season 4

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Introduction
    03:38 - Subscriber letters
    07:15 - Ludo
    26:41 - HP ad
    31:59 - LG ad
    34:38 - The Crown Season 4
    45:50 - Subscriber letters
    47:57 - Soumitra Chatterjee
    58:06 - Facebook ad
    1:02:35 - Subscriber letters
    1:04:20 - Soorarai Pottru
    While discussing a scene from Ludo, where six-year-old Mini's parents must choose between retaining their house help or keeping their pet dog:
    Abhinandan: The moral of the story is you must know how to cook.
    Rajyasree: That’s what! That’s why I cook, na, so that no one can… 
    Abhinandan: That’s why I never tell anyone to pick anyone between that person and me because I know I’ll never be picked because I don't know how to cook.
    Rajyasree: Because I don’t know what quality contribution...Yours will be to shout at the person.
    Abhinandan: That I can. I can offer that facility.
    Rajyasree: Different pitches you can do it in.
    Abhinandan: I can offer that facility. Regular yelling I can do.
    Rajyasree: And a few punches now and then also.
    Abhinandan: That I don’t indulge in but you can keep spreading rumours. But now the good thing is that you have such little credibility, no one believes in anything you say.
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Ludo and Soorarai Pottru; Season 4 of the Netflix original The Crown; the works of Soumitra Chatterjee; and a lot more.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 187: Laxmii, First Man, and Lucy in the Sky

    Ep 187: Laxmii, First Man, and Lucy in the Sky

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Introduction
    03:50 - Laxmii
    16:18 - Subscriber letters
    18:29 - First Man
    25:36 - Tanishq Diwali ad controversy
    29:09 - Senco Aham ad featuring Sourav Ganguly
    32:04 - Subscriber letters
    34:10 - Lucy in the Sky
    45:01 - Usha exhaust fan ad
    47:41 - Subscriber letters
    54:51 - Cadbury ad
    57:15 - Zomato ad
    While talking about Lucy in the Sky:
    Abhinandan: Other than technology, it’s all become easier to go on the moon, Rajyasree Sen, because the moon now is closer than it was.
    Rajyasree: Oohhh! Is this your input? Because you did not watch either film.
    Abhinandan: So, every year the moon will get closer till [after] two and a half billion years, it will just smash into the earth. Do you know that?
    Rajyasree: But there will be no earth then, na? We’ll be like a rock because we’ll have killed everything on this earth.
    Abhinandan: Do you know that?
    Rajyasree: No, because I think you’re making it up now.
    Abhinandan: Ahh, you’re right! It was worth a try.
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Laxmii, First Man and Lucy in the Sky; the Tanishq Diwali ad controversy; and various commercials.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 186: The Undoing, Kaali Khuhi, Taish and Jump Cuts

    Ep 186: The Undoing, Kaali Khuhi, Taish and Jump Cuts

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:45 - Kaali Khuhi
    15:18 - Jump Cuts
    20:58 - Skore and Durex ads
    26:40 - Ford EcoSport ad
    27:21 - Subscriber letters
    29:39 - The Undoing
    39:31 - Subscriber letters
    42:18 - Taish
    Talking about the Ford EcoSport ad:
    Rajyasree: I wanted to buy an EcoSport. It’s a very expensive car, I want people to know.
    Abhinandan: Then you would have to put a ladder to get in.
    Rajyasree: Please, I got out of Scorpios and all so easily, as you’ve noticed.
    Abhinandan: You have to be pushed out and someone has to wait downstairs with a net so that you can fall into it.
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Kaali Khuhi and Taish; HBO series The Undoing; Ajay Govind’s anthology short film Jump Cuts; and a lot more.
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    • 56 min
    Ep 185: Borat 2, The Queen's Gambit, and more

    Ep 185: Borat 2, The Queen's Gambit, and more

    Talking about Mirzapur Season 2:
    Rajyasree: Munna’s character is very important because… 
    Abhinandan: Because he has no character.
    Rajyasree: He really has no character, he’s a horrible character.
    Abhinandan: That’s why it was funny. You don’t have to justify my joke, it was implicit in the joke.
    Rajyasree: No, no, you have to explain. Hindi cinema has taught me.
    Abhinandan: Making a joke in front of you is really like “Bhains ke aage been bajana”.
    Rajyasree: Now you’re calling me a bhains? I’ve told you don’t fat-shame all the time.
    Abhinandan: It’s a muhawra in Hindi.
    Rajyasree: Either you’re calling me black or you’re calling me fat, it’s so shameful to do this to a person.
    Abhinandan: Can we move on?
    Rajyasree: Obviously, because I’ll start crying otherwise.
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Rebecca and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; the web series The Queen's Gambit and Mirzapur Season 2; and Eros Now’s controversial Navratri ad campaign.
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    Timecodes
    00:08: Introduction
    01:51: Borat 2
    15:00: Letters from listeners
    17:27: Rebecca
    29:15: Eros Now controversy
    32:36: Mirzapur Season 2
    44:28: Letters from listeners
    47:33: The Queen's Gambit


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    • 55 min
    Ep 184: The Trial of the Chicago 7, Scam 1992, and more

    Ep 184: The Trial of the Chicago 7, Scam 1992, and more

    While talking about the Oppo ad:
    Abhinandan: It ends with a line, “Let’s be the light in each other's lives.” So, on that note, Rajyasree, I have no idea what… 
    Rajyasree: I’m the light in your life, you’ll have to admit. I’m not the light in your life? My name means light of the kingdom.
    Abhinandan: So nice. That kingdom of chudails you can go light up!
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Tamil anthology film Putham Pudhu Kaalai; web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story; the controversy surrounding the film 800; and a lot more.
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    PS: Abhinandan and Rajyasree go back in time to when they first watched DDLJ.
    Timecodes
    00:08: Introduction
    01:43: Letters from listeners
    04:32: The Trial of the Chicago 7
    20:18: Ain’t No Peace by Akon
    23:12: Letters from listeners
    27:17: Putham Pudhu Kaalai
    35:08: Letters from listeners
    43:10: Scam 1992
    57:55: Letters from listeners
    1:01:44: 800 controversy
    1:09:42: Google Nest and Oppo ads
    1:16:23: Letters from listeners

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 183: Bad Boy Billionaires: India, Ginny Weds Sunny, and more

    Ep 183: Bad Boy Billionaires: India, Ginny Weds Sunny, and more

    While talking about Ginny Weds Sunny:
    Abhinandan: She's really good. Yami Gautam, I think…
    Rajyasree: Please ya, Abhinandan! She was not good at all in this.
    Abhinandan: You said your bit, na?
    Rajyasree: Arrey, but you can't be delusional. I don't want you to be, na?
    Abhinandan: You are completely allowed to be delusional. See! We do this podcast together for, I don't know how many 300 episodes, thinking people are listening at the other end. And these emails that we keep writing, pretending to be other people.
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Ginny Weds Sunny; Netflix docuseries Bad Boy Billionaires: India; the Tanishq ad controversy; Vijay Devarakonda’s comments on democracy; and a lot more.
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    Timecodes
    00:08: Introduction
    01:38: Dollar Big Boss ad
    06:03: Google Shopping ad 
    08:20: Letters from listeners
    15:32: Ginny Weds Sunny
    27:17: Vijay Devarakonda’s comments 
    33:24: Letters from listeners
    35:43: Bad Boy Billionaires: India
    55:16: Letters from listeners
    1:04:05: Tanishq ad controversy


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 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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