Welcome to An American’s Guide to Bollywood. We’re two Americans who love Indian movies and want to help others do the same. Each episode we review an Indian movie from an American perspective, tell you how accessible it is to a westerner, where you can watch it, and if you might like it.

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Episode 24: Aśoka

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2001 historical film Aśoka about Emperor Aśoka who brought Buddhism to India. This film is directed by Santosh Sivan with songs by Anu Malik. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajith Kumar, and Hrishitaa Bhatt. Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for older children. Other names mentioned in the episode …


Hannah & Rose are two sisters who are just as awesome as they sound. Hannah spends her days looking at trees and Rose spends her days looking at computer screen but they both spend their nights watching Indian movies. They can commonly be found in yarn shops, hanging off silks, and in fancy grocery stores but their natural habitat is the movie theater.

Hear more of Hannah & Rose at their other podcast More Is More.


Comments? Suggestions? Just seen an Indian movie you have to tell someone about? Tell us! E-mail us at moreismorepodcast@gmail.com.