Episode 8: Ran Ne Bana Di Jodi

Hannah & Rose

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2008 Shah Rukh Khan film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, about a man who enters a dance competition in disguise to woo his wife. This film is directed by Aditya Chopra with songs by duo Salim-Sulaiman. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Vinay Pathak.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for families.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Om Shanti Om, Chalte Chalte, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Raj Kapoor, and Dhoom.

The songs used in this episode are Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte, Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai, and Haule Haule. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Fan (2016)

Episode 7: Om Shanti Om

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2007 Shah Rukh Khan film Om Shanti Om, about a small time Bollywood actor who is killed and reincarnated to get revenge. This film is directed by Farah Khan with songs by duo Vishal-Shekhar. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Arjun Rampal.

Recommended for beginners by Hannah and intermediate viewers by Rose. Rated for families.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Abhishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan.

The songs used in this episode are Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om, Deewangi Deewangi, and Dhoom Taana. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

Episode 6: Baahubali

Hannah & Rose discuss Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), a multi-generational saga about a royal family set in a mythical India. This film is directed by S. S. Rajamouli with songs by M. M. Keeravaani. It stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, and Sathyaraj.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for 10 and up.

The songs used in this episode are Nippulaa Swasa Ga, Hamsa Naava, and Sivuni Aana. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Our upcoming series is starring Shah Rukh Khan and includes Om Shanti Om (2010), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), and Fan (2016).

Episode 5: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2015 Salman Khan film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, about an Indian man who finds a Pakistani girl separated from her parents is India and is determined to bring her home. This film is directed by Kabir Khan with songs by Pritam. It stars Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for families.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Hrithik Roshan, Dabangg, Tubelight, and Shah Rukh Khan.

The songs used in this episode are Selfie Le Le Re, Tu Jo Mila, and Chicken Song. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Episode 4: Monsoon Wedding

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2001 ensemble Monsoon Wedding, about a Delhi family preparing for their only daughter’s arranged wedding. This film is directed by Mira Nair with a score by Mychael Danna. It stars Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, and Vasundhara Das.

Recommended for beginners. Rater for teens and above.

The songs used in this episode are Aaj Mera Jee Kardaa, Fuse Box, and Baraat. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Episode 3: Tashan

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2008 ensemble Tashan, about a man who works in a call center and is drawn into underworld intrigue by a beautiful woman. This film is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya with songs by Vishal–Shekhar. It stars Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and Anil Kapoor.

Recommended for beginners. Rater for teens and above.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Dhoom and Thugs of Hindostan.

The songs used in this episode are Dil Haara, Dil Dance Maare, and Tashan Mein. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Episode 2: Lagaan

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2001 classic Lagaan, a period film about a ragtag group of Indian villagers who are challenged to a game of cricket by the British occupation. This film is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker with music by A. R. Rahman. It stars Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Paul Blackthorne, and Rachel Shelley and is narrated by Amitabh Bachchan.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for families.

The songs used in episode are Ghanan Ghanan, Radha Kaise Na Jale, and Mitwa. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Tashan (2008)

Episode 1: 5 Tips for Watching Bollywood

Hannah & Rose go over 5 tips for watching Bollywood movies in their new podcast, An American’s Guide to Bollywood.

Our upcoming movies are Lagaan, Tashan, Monsoon Wedding, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Baahubali 1 & 2.

Pardon our Hindi. Here are the names we (mis)pronounced in this episode: Shah Rukh Khan, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Aamir Khan, Mira Nair, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Prabhas.

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