Episode 73: Muthu

Hannah & Rose discuss Muthu (1995), the story of a worker and his landlord who fall in love with the same woman. This film is directed by K. S. Ravikumar with music by A. R. Rahman. It stars Rajinikanth, Meena and Sarath Babu.

Recommended for advanced viewers. Rated for children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Mohanlal, Manichitrathazhu, Johnny Lever, Kajol, Enthiran, 2.0, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Mani Ratnam, and Dil Se…

The songs used in this episode are Oruvan Oruvan, Kokku Saiva Kokku, and Thillana Thillana. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Iruvar (1997)

Episode 72: Agni Natchathiram

Hannah & Rose discuss Agni Natchathiram (1988), the story of two men who are half-brothers and rivals. This film is directed by Mani Ratnam with music by Ilaiyaraaja. It stars Prabhu and Karthik.

Recommended for advanced viewers. Rated for children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Dil Se.., Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Vansh, Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri, Rajinikanth, and Enthiran.

The songs used in this episode are Raaja Raajathi, Thoongatha Vizhigal, and Ninnukori Varnam. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Muthu (1995)

Episode 71: Maro Charitra

Hannah & Rose discuss Maro Charitra (1978), the love story between a Telugu girl and a Tamil boy. This film is directed by K. Balachander with music by M. S. Viswanathan. It stars Kamal Haasan and Saritha.

Recommended for advanced viewers. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Singham and Sridevi.

The songs used in this episode are from Kalisi Unte Kaladu Sukhamu, Ey Teega Poovuno, and Bhale Bhale Mogadivoi. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Agni Natchathiram (1988)

Episode 70: Mulk

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2018 film Mulk about the family of a terrorist who are taken to court for his crimes. This film is directed by Anubhav Sinha with songs by Prasad Sashte and Anurag Saikia. It stars Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Rajat Kapoor, Monsoon Wedding, Dil Chahta Hai, Ashutosh Rana, Pagglait, Sanya Malhotra, Kamal Hassan, Karthak, Prabhu, Dil Se…, Rajinikanth, Enthiran, Mohanlal, Aishwarya Rai, and Mani Ratnam.

The songs used in this episode are Khudara, Thenge Se, and Piya Samaye. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Our next series is South Indian Classics and includes Maro Charitra (1978), Agni Natchathiram (1988), Muthu (1995), Iruvar (1997), and Anbe Sivam (2003).

Episode 69: Madras Cafe

Hannah & Rose discuss Madras Cafe (2013), a thriller about an Indian intelligence agent who is trying to thwart a plot in the Sri Lankan civil war. This film is directed by Shoojit Sircar with music by Shantanu Moitra. It stars John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Airlift, Prakash Belawadi, Tillotama Shome, and Monsoon Wedding.

The songs used in this episode are from Entry to Jaffna, Khud Se, and Sun Le Re. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Mulk (2018)

Episode 68: Fanaa

Hannah & Rose discuss Fanaa (2006), a romantic thriller about a tour guide that falls in love with a blind girl. This film is directed by Kunal Kohli with music by Jatin–Lalit. It stars Aamir Khan and Kajol

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Bang Bang, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Yash Chopra, Dil Se…, Shah Rukh Kahn, Rishi Kapoor, Kirron Kher, Anupam Kher, Kurbaan, Tabu, and Lara Dutta.

The songs used in this episode are from Mere Haath Main, Dekho Na, and Chand Sifarish. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Mulk (2018)

Episode 67: A Wednesday!

Hannah & Rose discuss A Wednesday! (2008), a thriller about a bomb threat in Mumbai. This film is directed by Neeraj Pandey with music by Sanjoy Chowdhury. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Monsoon Wedding, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman Khan, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sarfarosh, Aamir Khan, Dil Se…, and Kajol.

The songs used in this episode are from Bulleh Shah, Nazar Lage Na, and Jalwa. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Fanaa (2006)

Episode 66: Dil Se…

Hannah & Rose discuss Dil Se… (1998), a romantic thriller about a radio broadcaster who meets a mysterious woman. This film is directed by Mani Ratnam with music by A. R. Rahman and Gulzar. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, and Preity Zinta.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for older teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Farah Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Anupam Kher.

The songs used in this episode are from Ae Ajnabi, Satrangi Re, and Chaiyya Chaiyya. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: A Wednesday! (2008)

Episode 65: Tumbbad

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2018 horror film Tumbbad about a man who awakens a demon. This film is directed by Rahi Anil Barve with songs by Ajay-Atul. It stars Sohum Shah and Mohammad Samad.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for adults.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Main Hoon Na, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Aamir Khan, Kajol, John Abraham, and Rishi Kapoor.

The songs used in this episode are The Birth of Hastar, Tumbbad Title Track, and The Final Choice. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Our next series is films about terrorism and includes Dil Se.. (1998), A Wednesday! (2008), Fanaa (2006), Madras Cafe (2012), and Mulk (2018).

Episode 64: U-Turn

Hannah & Rose discuss U-Turn (2016), a horror-thriller about a journalist who is doing an investigation on illegal u-turns . This film is directed by Pawan Kumar with music by Poornachandra Tejaswi. It stars Shraddha Srinath, Roger Narayan, Radhika Narayan, and Dileep Raj.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Vikram Vedha.

The songs used in this episode are from the U-Turn soundtrack and Go Take That U-Turn by Smokey the Ghost. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Tumbbad (2018)