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The latest in Bollywood news & reviews with host Shah Shahid as he is joined by a new guest every episode with a monthly roundup, as well as reviews of film remakes, in comparison to the source material they're based on.

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    • TV & Film

The latest in Bollywood news & reviews with host Shah Shahid as he is joined by a new guest every episode with a monthly roundup, as well as reviews of film remakes, in comparison to the source material they're based on.

    57: Deconstructing Amazon Prime's 'Made In Heaven'

    57: Deconstructing Amazon Prime's 'Made In Heaven'

    Film Companion’s Suchin Mehrotra joins Shah Shahid to discuss the new Amazon Prime original Indian series, Made In Heaven, and breaks down the shows successes and failures.
    HIGHLIGHTS: 
    My non-Spoiler Review of [Made In Heaven.](https://blankpagebeatdown.com/amazon-prime-made-in-heaven-tv-review/)
    Suchin’s [Interview](https://www.filmcompanion.in/shashank-arora-interview-made-in-heaven-moothon-bharat) with Shashank Arora. 
    Shah and I discuss what they liked best about Made In Heaven.
    How [Made In Heaven](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6494622/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) separates itself from the usual TV format of storytelling.
    Are the characters of Made In Heaven redeemed by the end?
    Did Tara cheat?
    We discuss how various forms of representation is handled by Made In Heaven.
    Is Made In Heaven ‘classist’ or misrepresenting towards class issues in India? 
    Suchin and I discuss why they enjoy Zoya Akhtar’s works, in comparison to other active directors right now. 
    Find out what both Suchin and I agree is the biggest problem of 
    Made In Heaven.
    Suchin’s round-up of Indian Streaming services available at [Film Companion](https://www.filmcompanion.in/29-online-streaming-platforms-india-everything-you-need-to-know).
    Suchin breaks down how Streaming platforms are benefitting on-screen talent, as much as off-screen talent. 
    CONTACT INFO: 
    Suchin’s articles and stories at [Film Companion](https://www.filmcompanion.in/author/suchin-mehrotra/). 
    Suchin’s Twitter: [@suchin545](https://twitter.com/suchin545?lang=en) 
    Follow the Podcast on Twitter: [@splitscreen_pod](https://twitter.com/splitscreen_pod
Follow Shah on Twitter: @theshahshahid) 
    Follow Shah Shahid on Twitter: [@theshahshahid](https://twitter.com/theshahshahid)
    Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com
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    #MadeInHeaven #AmazonPrime #Bollywood #FilmCompanion #SuchinMehrotra #SobhitaDhulipala #ArjunMathur #JimSarbh #Podcast

    • 57 min
    56: Movie Review: 'Captain Marvel'

    56: Movie Review: 'Captain Marvel'

    When a new Marvel Studios' movie releases, I, of course, have to be there front and center to watch the hell out of it. So here is my Movie Review of the first female superhero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Captain Marvel'. 

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    * Who is [Captain Marvel](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(Marvel_Comics))?
    * How does 'Captain Marvel' fit into the MCU? 
    * How accessible is ['Captain Marvel'](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/) if you haven't seen many MCU movies? 
    * I discuss how 'Captain Marvel' made me aware of a superhero trope that I didn't know existed before. 
    * My take on the strongest and most ridiculous criticism behind 'Captain Marvel'. 
    * [Brie Larson](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0488953/?ref_=tt_cl_t1) is an absolute delight. 
    * We take [Samuel L. Jackson](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000168/?ref_=tt_cl_t2) for granted way too much. 
    * [Ben Mendelsohn ](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0578853/?ref_=tt_cl_t3)is the surprise take away after watching 'Captain Marvel'. 
    * I discuss what the most unnecessary aspect of 'Captain Marvel' was. 



    CONTACT INFO:

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    #CaptainMarvel #BrieLarson #MCU #Marvel #MarvelStudios #SamuelLJackon #BenMendelsohn #MovieReview #FilmReview #JudeLaw #AnnetteBenning

    • 20 min
    55: Movie Review: The Inspirational 'Gully Boy'

    55: Movie Review: The Inspirational 'Gully Boy'

    One of the year's best Bollywood movies comes to us in the form of Gully Boy, based on true stories of one man's aspirations to be more than they are. Check out my Movie Review on this episode. 

    HIGHLIGHTS: 

    [](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395469/)

    * [Gully Boy ](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395469/)is not [8 Mile.](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298203/)
    * Gully Boy is propped up by amazing performances and brilliant writing. 

    * [Ranveer Singh](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3828984/)

    you forget who Ranveer Singh is with this performance.

    * [Alia Bhatt](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1017633/) 
    is wonderful in a role that's totally in her wheelhouse. 

    * [Kalki Koechlin](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3202701/) 

    satisfactory in a brief appearance.

    * [Siddhant Chaturvedi](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8237564/) 
    STEALS the show in a career-making breakout role!
    * One of [Zoya Akhtar's](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015295/) best movies to date. 

    CONTACT INFO:

    Follow the Podcast on Twitter: [@splitscreen_pod](https://twitter.com/splitscreenpod)

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    WHERE TO WATCH THE SHOW: 

    You can watch this Movie Review on [YouTube.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9k-fji64VI&t=8s)

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    • 18 min
    54: The Epic Titans TV Review

    54: The Epic Titans TV Review

    DC Comics latest live action adaptation is the totally R-Rated Titans, which I totally watched and totally loved. So here is my Season 1 Review of Titans!

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    * Breaking down what the Titans were in comic books and how this adaptation happened. 

    * How appropriate is Titans for kids, and who is the intended audience? 

    * What is the premise behind [Titans](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1043813/?ref_=nv_sr_1)?
    * How the marketing behind the series kind of screwed audience’s initial perception.

    * Why Titans works as DC & WB’s first R-Rated show featuring mainstream characters. 

    * How Titans is nothing like the CW-verse of DC TV Shows!

    * For more about the CW-verse shows check out [this episode](https://audioboom.com/posts/6612731-split-screen-podcast-episode-19-the-comic-book-based-tv-universe-of-the-cw) of the Split Screen Podcast. 
    * Brenton Thwaites is incredibly mature as Dick Grayson / Robin.

    * Anna Diop steals the show as Starfire.

    * Ryan Potter as Beast Boy is wonderful.

    * The world building in [Titans](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titans_(2018_TV_series)) is pretty insane. 

    CONTACT INFO:

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    #Titans #BrentonThwaites #AnnaDiop #RyanPotter #TeeganCroft #Robin #Raven #TeenTitans #DCComics #DC #WB #DCUniverse #BeastBoy #TVReview #Netflix

    • 24 min
    53: Remake Reviews: A Star Is Born. Repeatedly.

    53: Remake Reviews: A Star Is Born. Repeatedly.

    I’m joined by Alisa Rivera to discuss one of the year's Oscar nominees, A Star Is Born, and it’s many remakes, even including a Bollywood version that is, interesting. I guess. 

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    * Check out Alisa on the [January Bollywood News](https://audioboom.com/posts/7150893-rajkumar-hirani-gully-boy-a-lesbian-love-story-and-the-problem-with-favs) recap episode.

    * Alisa and I have drastically different reactions to the 2018 version of [A Star Is Born](https://audioboom.com/posts/7150893-rajkumar-hirani-gully-boy-a-lesbian-love-story-and-the-problem-with-favs).

    * Find out about ALL of Alisa’s issues with the Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga starring version. 

    * I realize my own ignorance towards the misogyny of the story of all the versions of A Star Is Born.

    * Find out which version of A Star Is Born Alisa LOVED the most! Which is the same movie that I HATED of all the versions. 

    * Is the actual story of all the versions of A Star Is Born inherently problematic?

    * Which version of A Star Is Born is YOUR favorite?

    CONTACT INFO:

    Alisa’s Twitter: [@BollywoodNewbie](https://twitter.com/BollywoodNewbie)

    Follow the Podcast on Twitter: [@splitscreen_pod](https://twitter.com/splitscreen_pod)

    Follow Shah on Twitter: [@theshahshahid](https://twitter.com/theshahshahid)

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    #AStarIsBorn #BradleyCooper #LadyGaga #Remakes #RemakeReviews #Aashiqui2 #Oscars2019 #OscarNominee #AcademyAwards #Oscars #BollywoodRemake

    • 36 min
    52: Rajkumar Hirani, Gully Boy, A Lesbian Love Story And The Problem With Favs

    52: Rajkumar Hirani, Gully Boy, A Lesbian Love Story And The Problem With Favs

    Alisa Rivera returns to the show on this episode to recap the latest Bollywood news for January 2019, as we look at the latest #MeToo moment in Bollywood as well as the problem with ‘stanning’ favourites in the industry. We also gush about the Gully Boy & Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga trailers. 
    HIGHLIGHTS:
    * Our [last episode](https://blankpagebeatdown.com/split-screen-podcast-episode-51-the-bollywood-year-that-was-2018-ft-samarpita-dutta/) looked back at the #MeToo moments of Bollywood in 2018.
    * Rajkumar Hirani, director of P.K., 3 Idiots and Sanju is the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct.
    * Alisa & I react to the silence of Bollywood in this instance. 
    * Is it really hard to separate the art from the artist?
    * I say ‘Woody Harellson’ when I mean ‘Woody Allen’. 
    * The real problem with ‘faving’ or ‘stanning’ stars we admire. 
    * Is [Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Hai To Asia Laga](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8108164/) the Black Panther or Wonder Woman of Bollywood when it comes to representation?
    * We discuss the nuances of Ranveer Singh’s haircut in the [Gully Boy](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395469/) trailer.
    CONTACT INFO:
    Alisa’s Twitter: [@BollywoodNewbie](https://twitter.com/BollywoodNewbie)
    Follow the Podcast on Twitter: [@splitscreen_pod](https://twitter.com/splitscreen_pod) 
    Follow Shah on Twitter: [@theshahshahid](https://twitter.com/theshahshahid)
    Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com
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    #GullyBoy #EkLadkiKoDekhaAisaLaga #RajkumarHirani #MeToo #MeTooBollywood #BollywoodNews #LGTBQ #RanveerSingh #AliaBhatt #AnilKapoor #SonamKapoor #RajkumarRao #JuhiChawla

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

Alisa Rivera ,

Must-listen for Bollywood fans

I’m a newcomer to Bollywood and still learning about the industry and the stars. The Hindi film industry puts out more than 1,500 movies each year so it can be daunting to sort through new releases and figure out what you want to see, not to mention which of the many (MANY) classic Bolly films to check out online. Host Shah Shahid does a great job of discussing the latest industry news while also throwing a spotlight on classics by comparing Bollywood remakes with the Hollywood films that inspired them. He balances humor with solid research on the film industry. He also features many guest podcasters, some of them part of the Desi diaspora like himself, others who are not Desi but have a passion for Indian film. This is a must-listen for Bollywood fans everywhere.

AssistantScott ,

Great Podcast

The idea for this podcast is very clever. Bollywood remakes so many movies from other countries — and from other parts of India, too! — that it’s fun to hear how the reboots compare to the originals. Really enjoy listening to Shah and his guests!

kayfil ,

A1! 5-stars! Amazing!

I don’t even listen to podcasts but I’m positive this one is great. I have my own podcast and this one is just so much better, based on the zero episodes I have listened to. My only complaint is the lack of me that has been invited to be on it, and the excess of Nipun and Baloch that have been on. Otherwise this podcast is perfect!

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