Episode 40: Happy New Year

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2014 crime comedy Happy New Year about a gang of thieves who plan a diamond heist during an international dace competition. This film is directed by Farah Khan with songs by Vishal–Shekhar. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, and Jackie Shroff.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Om Shanti Om, Dabangg, Jodhaa Akbar, Simmba, Main Hoon Na, Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan.

The songs used in this episode are the World Dance Medley, Manwa Laage, and Nonsense Ki Night. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: War (2019)

Episode 39: Thugs of Hindostan

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2018 historical adventure Thugs of Hindostan about a small-time conman who gets involved with a band of rebels during the time of the Raj. This film is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya with songs by Ajay–Atul. It stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Tashan, Dhoom, Dangal, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, English Vinglish, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, Farah Khan and Om Shanti Om.

The songs used in this episode are the Lori, Suraiyya, and Manzoor-e-Khuda. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Happy New Year (2014)

Episode 38: Simmba

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2018 action comedy Simmba about a corrupt cop. This film is directed by Rohit Shetty with songs by Tanishk Bagchi. It stars Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood, and Sara Ali Khan.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for older teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Dabangg, Temper, Jr NTR, Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan, Singham, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Tashan, and Dhoom.

The songs used in this episode are the Simmba Theme, Tere Bin, and Aala Re Aala. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Episode 37: Bang Bang!

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2014 action comedy Bang Bang about an ordinary woman who gets involves with a charming thief. This film is directed by Siddharth Anand with songs by Vishal–Shekhar. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for older children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Irrfan Khan, Aamir Khan, Singham, and Ranveer Singh.

The songs used in this episode are Tu Meri, Uff, and Bang Bang. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Simmba (2018)

Episode 36: Kites

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2010 romance film Kites about a an Indian immigrant in Las Vegas who is a small-time hustler just trying to get by. This film is directed by Anurag Basu with songs by Rajesh Roshan. It stars Hrithik Roshan, Bárbara Mori, and Kangana Ranaut.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Katrina Kaif, Singham, Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan, Tashan, Dhoom, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Om Shanti Om, Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Tiger Shroff, and Jackie Shroff.

The songs used in this episode are Kites in the Sky, Dil Kyon Yeh Mera, and Zindagi Do Pal Ki. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Our next series is Summer Blockbusters and includes Bang Bang (2014), Simmba (2018), Thugs of Hindostan (2018), Happy New Year (2014), and War (2019).

Episode 35: The Namesake

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2006 drama The Namesake about a Bengali couple who immigrates to America and their American children. This film is directed by Mira Nair with songs by Nitin Sawhney. It stars Tabu, Irrfan Khan, and Kal Penn.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Hrithik Roshan.

The Namesake soundtrack is available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Kites (2010)

Episode 34: Kurbaan

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2009 drama Kurbaan about an Indian couple who immigrates to America and is embroiled in a plot in the Indian neighborhood they move into. This film is directed by Rensil D’Silva with songs by duo Salim–Sulaiman. It stars Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, and Om Puri.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for older teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Omkara, Karan Johar, Yash Johar, Dil Chahta Hai, Aamir Khan, Mira Nair, Tabu, and Irrfan Khan.

The songs used in this episode are Ali Maula, Dua, and Shukran Allah. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: The Namesake (2006)

Episode 33: My Name Is Khan

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2010 drama My Name Is Khan about an autistic man who takes a journey across America to fight racial profiling post 9/11. This film is directed by Karan Johar with songs by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for older children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Om Puri.

The songs used in this episode are Noor-E-Khuda, Tere Naina, and Sajda. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Kurbaan (2009)

Episode 32: English Vinglish

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2012 comedy English Vinglish about an Indian housewife who finds her self-respect on a trip to New York. This film is directed by Gauri Shinde with songs by Amit Trivedi. It stars Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, and Adil Hussain.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for everyone.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan.

The songs used in this episode are English Vinglish, Dhak Dhuk, and Navrai Majhi. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: My Name Is Khan (2010)

Episode 31: Ek Hasina Thi

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2004 revenge film Ek Hasina Thi about a woman who is framed for her boyfriend’s underworld crimes. This film is directed by Sriram Raghavan. It stars Urmila Matondkar and Saif Ali Khan.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for older teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Akshaye Khanna, Sridevi, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Mira Nair, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, and Hrithik Roshan.

The songs used in this episode are Neend Na Aaye and Ek Hasina Thi. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Our next series is Bollywood in America and includes English Vinglish (2012), My Name is Khan (2010), Kurbaan (2009), The Namesake (2006), and Kites (2010).