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).

Episode 30: Agneepath

Hannah & Rose discuss the 1990 and 2012 revenge films Agneepath about a boy who joins the criminal underworld to avenge his father’s death. The 1990 film is directed by Mukul S. Anand with songs by Laxmikant–Pyarelal. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, and Madhavi. The 2012 film is directed by Karan Malhotra with songs by Ajay–Atul. It stars Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, and Priyanka Chopra.

Recommended for advanced viewers. Rated for older teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Karan Johar, Yash Johar, Om Puri, Katrina Kaif, and Saif Ali Khan.

The songs used in this episode are Chikni Chameli, Gun Gun Guna, and Deva Shree Ganesha. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

Episode 29: Karan Arjun

Hannah & Rose discuss the 1995 revenge film Karan Arjun about two brothers who are reincarnated to avenge their murder. This film is directed by Rakesh Roshan with songs by Rajesh Roshan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, and Johnny Lever.

Recommended for advanced viewers. Rated for older children.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Mr. India, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kaabil, Asoka, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Ajay Devgn, Don, Amitabh Bachchan, and Hrithik Roshan.

The songs used in this episode are Jai Maa Kaali, Bhangra Paale, and Gup Chup Gup Chup. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Agneepath (1990 & 2012)

Episode 28: Kaabil

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2017 revenge film Kaabil about a blind man who is getting revenge for the assault of his wife. This film is directed by Sanjay Gupta with songs by Rajesh Roshan. It stars Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for older teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Amitabh Bachchan, Dhoom 2, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

The songs used in this episode are Mon Amour, Kuch Din, and Haseeno Ka Deewana. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Karan Arjun (1995)

Episode 27: Mom

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2017 revenge film Mom about a mother who avenges her stepdaughter after she is assaulted. This film is directed by Ravi Udyawar with songs by A. R. Rahman. It stars Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Akshaye Khanna.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for older teens.

The songs used in this episode are Be Nazaara, Muafi Mushkil, and Raakh Baaki. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Kaabil (2017)

Episode 26: Padmaavat

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2018 historical film Padmaavat about the legendary queen Padmavati and the sultan who tries to steal her away. This film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with songs by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Shahid Kapoor.

Recommended for beginners. Rated for teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Neerja, Sridevi, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Kahn, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, and Saif Ali Kahn.

The songs used in this episode are Ghoomar, Nainowale Ne, and Khalibali. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Our next series is revenge movies and includes Mom (2017), Kaabil (2017), Karan Arjun (1995), Agneepath (1990 & 2012), and Ek Hasina Thi (2004).

Episode 25: Bajirao Mastani

Hannah & Rose discuss the 2015 historical film Bajirao Mastani about Bajirao, prime minister of the Maratha empire in the 1700s, and his two wives. This film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with songs by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra.

Recommended for intermediate viewers. Rated for young teens.

Other names mentioned in the episode are Shahid Kapoor.

The songs used in this episode are Deewani Mastani, Pinga, and Malhari. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Padmaavat (2018)

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 are Jab We Met, Urumi, Chalte Chalte, and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

The songs used in this episode are O Re Kaanchi, San Sanana, and Aa Tyaar Hoja. All of these songs are available for purchase through Amazon or iTunes.

Next: Bajirao Mastani (2015)