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    Ep 190: Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Hillbilly Elegy and more

    Ep 190: Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Hillbilly Elegy and more

    Timestamps
    00:01 - Introduction
    05:02 - Hillbilly Elegy
    16:47 - Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives
    30:18 - Subscriber letters
    34:31 - Tinder ad
    38:17 - RC Cola ad
    40:16 - C****e No. 1 trailer
    Talking about Tinder’s new ad campaign:
    Rajyasree: So by midnight tonight, guys, y’all can search for Abhinandan on Tinder, and please reach out to him. He will be in the pre-section because he’s too cheap to pay for Tinder Gold.
    Abhinandan: I’m not going to pay for a date, ya. That’s not good for your self-esteem, paying for your date. That’s not nice.  
    Rajyasree: Then also you’re not guaranteed a date. And if you are guaranteed a date, there’s no guarantee it’s not a stalker or a psycho, so there are no guarantees over here.
    Abhinandan: Beta, that guarantee is not there in life only yaar, forget Tinder. Matlab psychos aur stalkers are not just an online phenomena.
    Rajyasree: But Tinder India, there's a swadesi button also, so all your rightwing guys who get no action in real life, when they go on the Tinder rightwing version also they still get no action because no one… 
    Abhinandan: Are you joking or you’re serious?
    Rajyasree: I’m kidding.
    Abhinandan: I was like “dude, are you serious?”. That’s intense.
    Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.
    This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Ron Howard’s film Hillbilly Elegy; the Netflix reality series Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives; the trailer of C****e No. 1, a remake of David Dhawan’s 1995 hit; RC Cola commercial and Tinder’s ad campaign 'In our Own Way'.
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    • 51 min
    Ep 189: Emmy Awards, Boy Erased, Life Ahead, and If Anything Happens I Love You

    Ep 189: Emmy Awards, Boy Erased, Life Ahead, and If Anything Happens I Love You

    Timestamps
    00:01 - Introduction
    01:16 - Subscriber letters
    07:35 - Boy Erased
    18:04 - Subscriber letters
    21:34 - Bichhoo Ka Khel
    28:48 - Subscriber letters
    33:25 - The Life Ahead
    43:25 - Subscriber letters
    50:13 - Bingo ad controversy
    54:36 - Dollar Ultra ad
    1:00:55 - If Anything Happens I Love You
    Talking about the children Madame Rosa, a holocaust survivor, takes care of while discussing The Life Ahead:
    Rajyasree: Tell me, a one-and-a-half-year-old will walk around without any assistance? Won’t they fall down?
    Abhinandan: It depends. Some may, some may not. I mean some of us started walking much later, but when we started...
    Rajyasree: When did you start walking?
    Abhinandan: Maybe at two. Before that I was too fat to walk.
    Rajyasree: What rubbish, absolutely! I was walking at five months.
    Abhinandan: Yeah, you were born walking. You walked out of your mother’s womb... 
    Rajyasree: I was writing a novel!
    Abhinandan: And said, “Hey doc, what’s up? I’m Rajyasree Sen. I’m cooler than anybody else. I am an expert on everything from plumbing to coding, so don’t mess with me!”
    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 Boy Erased and The Life Ahead; the TV series Bicchoo Ka Khel; the animated short film If Anything Happens I Love You; the 48th International Emmy Awards, and ad controversies.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    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

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