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From in-depth interviews and carefully curated opinions to hard-hitting political analysis and even the latest movie reviews, check out News and Views!

    AK vs AK Review: Genuinely Hatke Without a Dull Moment

    AK vs AK Review: Genuinely Hatke Without a Dull Moment

    It’s AK aka Anurag Kashyap Vs AK aka Anil Kapoor in this new Vikramaditya Motwane film that’s streaming on Netflix. 

    Written by Avinash Sampath , it has cameos by Sonam Kapoor , Harshwardhan Kapoor, Boney Kapoor . Now everyone here is playing themselves. So Anil Kapoor is very much the star who like we see in the trailer expresses a desire to work with the maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Kashyap isn’t too enthused and makes his displeasure quite apparent. 

    Both soon fall headlong into a collision and verbal repartees fly and even physical blows are exchanged. Anurag goes ahead and talks about his crazy idea which he projects as “the most dangerous hostage thriller in the world of cinema”. Kidnapping Sonam Kapoor where only Anil gets to rescues her. Is this for real? Well that’s for all of you to find.

    VO: RJ Stutee

    • 4 min
    Film Review| Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Durgamati’ Is Dull & Disappointing - Rj Stutee

    Film Review| Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Durgamati’ Is Dull & Disappointing - Rj Stutee

    Turns out it’s not the horror films that are scary but the ones pretending too hard to belong to the genre that one should truly be afraid of. Durgamati ranks right up there with Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii in this regard. Was the coronavirus and this sad year not bad enough that we now are being made to sit through terrible remakes of South Indian films?

    Durgamati, a remake of the Tamil and Telugu bilingual Bhaagamathie has this uncanny ability to make you realize that you have made a mistake in the first 10 minutes itself. Not that anything drastically bad happens, but witnessing characters who do not talk to each other and instead shout at one another as if for the viewers to hear them and react always makes us look at any film uneasily. The dubbing only gets stranger as Durgamati progresses.

    Tune in for the review.

    • 5 min
    Review: Chhalaang Has Merit, But Gets Reduced to a One-Time Watch

    Review: Chhalaang Has Merit, But Gets Reduced to a One-Time Watch

    Monty, a PT teacher at a school in Haryana, couldn't care less about his job. Readily giving up his allotted period so other teachers can complete their syllabus, Monty (played by Rajkummar Rao) seems quite content with the little life has to offer. His closest friend is his former teacher and present colleague Shuklaji (Saurabh Shukla).

    And while Monty’s mother threatens to dig in her heels and get him married to the next girl they meet, he nurtures big dreams about romance and getting to know his partner before committing to marriage. But there are contradictions here too. Monty is also a proud member of the Sanskriti Dal, where these self appointed Sanskriti ke Rakshaks harass couples, old and young, on Valentine’s Day. Tune in to podcast for the full review!

    VO: RJ Stutee
    Music: Big Bang Fuzz

    • 4 min
    Dhaak, Shankh, Ulu – Hear The Sounds That Bring Durga Puja Alive

    Dhaak, Shankh, Ulu – Hear The Sounds That Bring Durga Puja Alive

    Shanknaad, dhaak, ghonta, Chandipaath, Ulluldhvani, and pujor gaan. These are the sounds that bring Durga Puja alive, but this year pujo is going to be very different. The raging pandemic has forced us to stay away from any pandal-hopping and avoid any gatherings. However, you don't have to feel bummed out. If you have been working from home all this while, how about celebrating the pujo from home now?

    In this special podcast, some of the Bengali Quintees are telling us about the different pujo sounds and what do they mean.

    Tune in.

    Host, Writer, and Sound Designer: Fabeha Syed
    Featuring: Riniki Sanyal, Shohini Bose, Sushovan Sircar, Asmita Nandy, and Shorbori Purkayastha.
    Editor: Riniki Sanyal & Shelly Walia
    Music: Big Bang Fuzz

    • 16 min
    Review: ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ Shines in Parts

    Review: ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ Shines in Parts

    Who are you when no one’s watching ? Is it our actions that define us or the urges that we hide from snooping noses and judgemental glares? Also, what is it that we choose to do when no one is watching? Is that our little window to live our fantasy or do we hustle to keep up the pretence even then? That’s what Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare prompts us to think about.

    Tune in to the podcast for the full review!

    • 4 min
    Hindi Diwas: Since When Did Languages Become Religious Markers?

    Hindi Diwas: Since When Did Languages Become Religious Markers?

    In a century-old debate of Hindi-Urdu, the oft-asked question is, 'why do we need languages to perpetuate religious identities?'

    In this special episode on Hindi Diwas, we are trying to understand the famous divide between both the 'Hindustani' languages. We also try to understand if to be able to learn any language, one needs to belong to a particular religious or political identity.

    Or, even the most obvious question - who gave us 'Hindi'?

    Joining us on this special podcast is Jamia Millia Islamia's Prof. Abdul Bismillah, who is a novelist.

    Tune in.

    Host, Writer, and Sound Designer: Fabeha Syed
    Guest: Prof. Abdul Bismillah, Novelist
    Editor: Santosh Kumar
    Music: Big Bang Fuzz

    • 16 min

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