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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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    AnA 353: Manjummel Boys, Planet of the Apes, Kevin Hart’s Mark Twain Prize

    AnA 353: Manjummel Boys, Planet of the Apes, Kevin Hart’s Mark Twain Prize

    While discussing Manjummel Boys: 
    Abish Mathew: I’m a very easy cryer. 
    Abhinandan: Then you should watch a film with her. 
    Rajyasree: Like in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham also I cried.
    Abish: But you didn’t like Manjummel Boys?
    Rajyasree: I cried in Planet of the Apes one time.
    Abhinandan: I cried that why the f*ck am I here!
    This and a whole lot of awful and awesome as Rajyasree Sen, Abhinandan Sekhri, and comedian Abish Mathew discuss Manjummel Boys, Kevin Hart’s Mark Twain Prize, The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the new ‘Cozi Boys’ ad, and why subscriber-funded news matters. 
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    Timecodes
    00:00 - Introductions
    04:17 - ‘Cozi Boys' Ad
    10:05 - Letter 1
    13:18 - Kevin Hart Mark Twain Prize
    21:37 - Announcement
    23:10 - Letter 2
    25:55 - Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    35:20 - discussion on Jingles
    40:40 - Manjummel Boys
    1:01:00 - Letter 3
    1:04:20 - Abish’s favourite films and shows
    1:11:30 - the concept of subscriber founded news 

    References
    Son of Abish
    Journey of a Joke 
    Kevin Hart’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony
    Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    Manjummel Boys
    Cozi Boys ad 
    Subscribe to Newslaundry 
    Newsable

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    Produced and recorded by Priyali Dhingra and Shubang Gautam and edited by Samarendra K Dash.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 352: Heeramandi, Unfrosted, The Idea of You

    Awful and Awesome Ep 352: Heeramandi, Unfrosted, The Idea of You

    While discussing Heeramandi :
    Rajyasree: If you wear velvet and zardozi in the heat of Lahore, you won’t have a nawab around you because you will be stinking.
    Abhinandan: As if the nawabs themselves were smelling of roses, they were probably piss-drunk. 
    Rajyasree: Chee, chee, chee!
    Abhinandan:  It’s such a stupid concept, it took me three days to watch 24-odd minutes.
    This and a whole lot of awful and awesome as Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar and the films Unfrosted and The Idea of You. Abhinandan recommends Saba Dewan’s documentary, The Other Song.
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    Timecodes
    00:00 - Introductions
    03:51 - Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar
    20:09 - The Other Song - Abhinandan’s Recommendation
    29:44 - Announcements
    31:45 - Unfrosted
    38:55 - Letter
    40:57 - The Idea of You
    44:24 - May December - Rajyasree’s Recommendation
    49:18 - Kettan Singh and Met Gala 
    References
    Subscribe to Newslaundry
    NewsAble
    Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar
    The Other Song
    Unfrosted
    The Idea of You
    May December
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    Produced and recorded by Shubang Gautam and edited by Umrav Singh.


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    • 54 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 351: Scoop, Laapataa Ladies, Amar Singh Chamkila

    Awful and Awesome Ep 351: Scoop, Laapataa Ladies, Amar Singh Chamkila

    While discussing Laapataa Ladies:
    Rajyasree: It was a sweet film. I cried at the end.
    Abhinandan: Which is so rare. You cry in every film, even in Ram Ratan Dhan Payo.
     
    Rajyasree: It’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. In fact, you almost cried upon realising what a shit film it was. I cried in Chennai Express.
    This and a whole lot of awful and awesome as Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the films Scoop, Laapataa Ladies, and Amar Singh Chamkila. Abhinandan also shares some entertaining pop culture headlines he came across. 
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    Producer’s note: The films and series reviewed in this episode were reviewed earlier, but Rajyasree and Abhinandan have new perspectives to offer.  
    Timecodes
    00:00 - Introductions
    3:04 - Pop culture headlines by Abhinandan
    9:05 - Letters and an apology by Rajyasree
    14:25 - Laapataa Ladies 
    28:15 - Amar Singh Chamkila
    35:45 - Scoop
    41:40 - Some more political ads and songs 
    References
    Amar Singh Chamkila
    Scoop
    Laapataa Ladies 
    Shivsena UBT Hindi Advertisement
    BJP rap song
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    Produced, recorded by Shubang Gautam and edited by Umrav Singh.


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    • 46 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 350: Ferrari, Aavesham, Ripley

    Awful and Awesome Ep 350: Ferrari, Aavesham, Ripley

    While discussing Ferrari:
    Rajyasree: In House of Gucci, I felt Adam Driver overacted. 
    Abbas: Everyone in that film was given a brief to overact. 
    Rajyasree: Yeah a bit over the top...actually it's their version of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
    This and a whole lot of awful and awesome as Rajyasree Sen and Abbas Momin discuss the films Ferrari and Aavesham, and Rajyasree gives her thoughts on the series Ripley.
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    Timecodes
    00:00 - Introductions
    02:11 - Ferrari
    16:48 - Letter
    17:27 - Rajyasree’s take on Ripley
    27:30 - NL TNM Election Fund
    28:41 - Aavesham
    35:32 - Backlash to Chamkila review
    References
    General Elections 2024 Fund
    Ferrari
    Ripley
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Aavesham 
    Amar Singh Chamkila

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    Produced, recorded by Shubang Gautam and edited by Umrav Singh.

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    • 39 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 349: Amar Singh Chamkila, Aattam, Baby Reindeer

    Awful and Awesome Ep 349: Amar Singh Chamkila, Aattam, Baby Reindeer

    While discussing headlines:
    Jayashree: Does your fandom of Akshay Kumar extend to you watching his movies?
    Rajyasree: No, that’s too much. I just think he’s a very good-looking man. 
    Jayashree: I think the last Akshay Kumar movie I watched was Garam Masala, 20 years ago.
    Rajyasree: I have nothing to say to that. 
    This and a whole lot of awful and awesome as Rajyasree Sen and Jayashree Arunachalam discuss the films Amar Singh Chamkila and Aattam, and the series Baby Reindeer.
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    Timecodes
    00:00 - Introductions
    02:25 - Headlines
    6:20 - Baby Reindeer
    20:30 - Amar Singh Chamkila
    31:48 - NL TNM Election Fund
    32:35 - Aattam
    References
    General Elections 2024 Fund
    Amar Singh Chamkila
    Aattam
    Baby Reindeer

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    Produced, recorded and edited by Shubang Gautam.


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    • 42 min
    Awful and Awesome Ep 348: Ripley, Scoop, election songs, WrestleMania

    Awful and Awesome Ep 348: Ripley, Scoop, election songs, WrestleMania

    While discussing Ripley:
    Abbas: So, Andrew Scott became famous as the hot priest in Fleabag.
    Nainika: How can you forget he was Moriarty in Sherlock?
    Abbas: Ah, right.
    Nainika: A generation of girls on Tumblr were raised looking at Andrew.
    Abbas: Tumblr. I can totally fill in the blanks.
    This and a whole lot of awful and awesome as Nainika Rathore and Abbas Momin discuss the mini-series Ripley, the film Scoop, and election campaign songs. Abbas ends the episode with a summary of the latest WrestleMania.
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    Timecodes
    00:00 - Introductions
     
    02:24 - Headlines
    3:30 - Ripley
    15:40 - NL TNM Election Fund
    16:30 - Election campaign songs
    29:10 - Scoop
    35:10 - WrestleMania
    References
    General Elections 2024 Fund
    Ripley
    BJP - Modi Ka Pariwar
    Congress - Nyay Song
    TMC Song - Jonogoner Gorjon
    5 Saal Kejriwal 
    Scoop
    WrestleMania
    The World of Wrestling by Roland Barthes
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    Produced and recorded by Shubang Gautam, edited by Umrav Singh.


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    • 49 min

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