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77 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep 208: Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, Two Distant Strangers, Colette
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction01:33 - Subscriber letters05:46 - Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi19:41 - Two Distant Strangers31:19 - Subscriber Letters36:32 - Colette43:16 - Rajshree Elaichi ad46:28 - Burger King ad48:00 - Subscriber letters53:15 - Rajyasree’s artwork58:52 - Searching For Sheela (teaser)1:11:18 - Subscriber lettersWhile talking about Rajshree Elaichi ad:Abhinandan: This is a very old company and we will let you into the secret now. Actually, Rajyasree was named after this elaichi. (laughs)Rajyasree: of course! My parents... (mocks Abhinandan’s laugh). I’m like Rajshree elaichi, I’m fun and spunky!Abhinandan: And you should be put into boiling tea.Rajyasree: And I can give you mouth cancer also.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi; Oscar-winning films Two Distant Strangers and Colette; the teaser of Searching For Sheela, and more.Can’t get enough of this podcast? Click here to get the Pop’d newsletter in your inbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
67 minutes | 13 days ago
Ep 207: Ajeeb Daastaans, Judas and the Black Messiah, Bhima Jewellers ad
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction04:08 - CarDekho ad08:30 - Swayam ad11:10 - Glucon-D ads12:48 - Ajeeb Daastaans25:59 - Subscriber letters32:50 - Star vs Food38:36 - Judas and the Black Messiah50:32 - Letters from listeners54:15 - Bhima Jewellers ad57:54 - Faraar by Gurinder Gill 1:00:30 - Kehnde Rehnde by Neha BhasinWhile talking about getting ‘triggered’:Abhinandan: I have sometimes started using that word. I think I sometimes use it absolutely incorrectly.Rajyasree: Like when you do something, you say, “I triggered.”Abhinandan: Earlier, I used to tell people, “Don’t piss me off.” Now, I say, “You’re triggering me.”Rajyasree: (laughs) Next fight we have, I want you to tell me, “Rajyasree, you’re triggering me.” I’ll bloody just shoot you, I think, if you say this.Abhinandan: Don’t make a joke of everything. Don’t mock. You have some shame!Rajyasree: Then what is left in this friendship if I’m not going to mock you?Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Judas and the Black Messiah; film anthology Ajeeb Daastaans; celebrity cooking show Star vs Food, and many songs and commercials.Can’t get enough of this podcast? Click here to get the Pop’d newsletter in your inbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | 24 days ago
Awful and Awesome Ep 206: The Big Bull, Joji, Seaspiracy
Talking about Joji: Abhinandan: Have you seen the second part of Joji? Rajyasree: No, say it...joke bata hi do aap. Abhinandan: The second part of Joji is Ta Vahi Sikandar. Rajyasree: (Gasps) This is the problem...These are all the side effects of taking the shot (Covid vaccine), I realised. Your humour has become even worse. Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films The Big Bull and Joji; Netflix documentary Seaspiracy; the Cred advertisement featuring Rahul Dravid, and more. Can’t get enough of this podcast? Click here to get the Pop’d newsletter in your inbox.Awful and Awesome letters: A brief history of Zack Snyder's Justice LeagueTimecodes0:08 - Introduction4:12 - The Big Bull17:17 - Seaspiracy29:35 - Letters from listeners36:42 - Joji46:40 - Letters from listeners52:32 - Brooklyn 99 Season 754:51 - Cred advertisement 58:44 - Letters from listeners 1:05:31 - ConclusionReferences The Big BullSeaspiracyMichael Moore Blackfish JojiDerry GirlsCred (Rahul Dravid)Cred (Jackie Shroff) Brooklyn 99 (Season 7) Mere Pyaar Ki Umar Ho Itni SanamDidi O Didi Newslaundry’s Hindi website and Hindi newsletterRecorded by Dhyanesh Vaishnav, produced by Parikshit Sanyal and edited by Umrav Singh. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78 minutes | a month ago
Ep 205: The Serpent, Tenet, and Sudani from Nigeria
Timecodes00.01 Introduction03.05 Letters from listeners 07.57 Tenet18.48 The Great Indian Kitchen31.44 Letter from listeners36.43 Sudani from Nigeria44.21 The Serpent54.27 Letter from listeners58.15 & Jara Hatke1.05.39 Dancing With The Devil1.11.21 Mrs Sri Lanka pageant1.14.15 Google adTalking about The Great Indian Kitchen in light of the “time inversion” concept from Christopher Nolan’s Tenet:Rajyasree: I did not see why it was so great because...Abhinandan: You may not have understood it.Rajyasree: No, full I understood, okay. It has subtitles. Abhinandan: I’m being patronising again.Rajyasree: Again.Abhinandan: Like Tenet, this is also...Rajyasree: This is also temporal, she’s gonna walk in through the other door and that drumstick will not be chewed up. Abhinandan: She uncooks. Instead of cooking she’s uncooking.Rajyasree: So, she uncooks this bad lie that she has.Abhinandan: (laughing) So, instead of an anda...Rajyasree: You sound very bad, it better be a good joke.Abhinandan: Instead of making anda she’s making da, because she’s undone the anda so it becomes da.Rajyasree: I’m so thankful that you don’t have a humour podcast. At one point, so that everyone knows, Abhinandan thought he could be a standup comic, but all his friends got together and said...Abhinandan: “People will throw andas at you!”Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Christopher Nolan’s Tenet; Malayalam films The Great Indian Kitchen and Sudani from Nigeria; Marathi film & Jara Hatke; web series The Serpent; documentary series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, and more.Can’t get enough of this podcast? Click here to get the Pop’d newsletter in your inbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | a month ago
Ep 204: Pagglait, Operation Varsity Blues, Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction01:08 - Kanika Kapoor - 2 Seater Car05:33 - Pagglait20:12 - Subscriber mails23:29 - Operation Varsity Blues32:55 - Subscriber mails36:13 - Zack Snyder’s Justice League51:21 - Subscriber mails53:20 - Disney+ Hotstar VIP ads55:12 - Filmfare AwardsWhile talking about the film Zack Snyder’s Justice League:Abhinandan: Zack Snyder came back, re-shot a lot of it as it’s clear from this film and much of it is CGI, which is computer graphics.Rajyasree: Like you’re saying that because you think that I don’t know what CGI is? Abhinandan: Yeah.Rajyasree: I’ll just hit you with the mic. Why did you say CGI computer graphics?Abhinandan: You may think it’s Chowringhee Institute.Rajyasree: Please! What rubbish. I like the way you explained that.Abhinandan: I’m mansplaining.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Pagglait and Zack Snyder’s Justice League; Netflix documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal; commercials, and more.Song: Rail Gaddi Can’t get enough of this podcast? Click here to get the Pop’d newsletter in your inbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
69 minutes | a month ago
Ep 203: Madam Chief Minister, The Illegal, Red Nose Day telethon
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction02:08 - Letters from listeners05:45 - Tanishq and Vimal ads14:22 - Madam Chief Minister26:33 - Letters from listeners30:38 - The Illegal47:09 - Letters from listeners58:58 - Red Nose Day telethon1:07:03 - 67th National Film AwardsWhile talking about the film The Illegal:Abhinandan: The one thing I liked about this film is that it made me think of...Rajyasree: (laughs) That in itself is a miracle.Abhinandan: Why are you laughing? Rajyasree: “That it made me think.” (laughs) You get the joke?Abhinandan: No.Rajyasree: The film made you think, full stop. Abhinandan: That’s the joke? Rajyasree: That’s the joke! I’m crying with laughter. My allergies and laughter.Abhinandan: Clearly your eyes are allergic to your bad sense of humour.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films The Illegal and Madam Chief Minister; the 67th National Film Awards; the Red Nose Day telethon hosted by Comic Relief; commercials, and more.Can’t get enough of this podcast? Click here to get the Pop’d newsletter in your inbox. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 202: Drishyam 2, The Married Woman, My Octopus Teacher
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction03:43 - Nike ad09:39 - The Married Woman22:13 - Subscriber letters23:01 - Drishyam 1 & 230:57 - Subscriber letters33:36 - My Octopus Teacher47:58 - Subscriber letters59:41 - NCPCR on Bombay BegumsWhile talking about the web series The Married Woman:Rajyasree: But it’s quite progressive. There’s a lot of...Abhinandan: Progressive?! (laughs)Rajyasree: Bahaut hi progressive hai lesbian relationship, then they are kissing and all. I was like nowadays, actresses and all...Abhinandan: You’re such a...you remind me of my dadima. Rajyasree: That’s why I wore a sari today.Abhinandan: “It is very bold. There is kissing, kaafi bold hai.” Dude! How do you talk? I’m the uncle here.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Malayalam thriller film Drishyam and its sequel Drishyam 2; Netflix documentary film The Octopus Teacher; ZEE5 web series The Married Woman; Nike’s The Toughest Athletes ad, and a lot more.Song: Khyaal Rakhya Kar See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 201: Bombay Begums, Normal People, Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction08:03 - Faber ad11:04 - Normal People24:57 - Subscriber letters27:13 - Bombay Begums42:54 - Subscriber letters49:44 - Honest Government ad51:34 - PayTM ad53:43 - Levis ads56:54 - MTV ad58:41 - Subscriber letters1:02:35 - Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleWhile talking about the Faber dishwasher ad:Rajyasree: Next time, when you’re having those interviews you have every Sunday, where you interview girls [to] get married to? You just ask, “Do you like cooking?” Then she’ll say, “Yes, yes, I make samosa, shepherd’s pie..." You’ll say, “But will you wash the dishes?”Abhinandan: Do you like washing dishes?...That toh she will, but do you like?Rajyasree: That toh she will?!Abhinandan: Because you don’t want to force anyone.Rajyasree: What is “that toh she will”? Tell me. That’s what you have to do if she gets married to you? Khaana de...wo saaf karo! You’re quite an emancipated man, I must say.Abhinandan: So, if I don’t get married, I’m getting a Faber washing machine.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the web series Bombay Begums and Normal People; Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; advertisements for International Women’s Day, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 200: Kappela, Allen v Farrow, Call My Agent
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction02:12 - Subscriber mails07:11 - Kappela16:56 - Allen v Farrow24:55 - Subscriber letters27:42 - Call My Agent32:41 - Subscriber letters39:19 - Prince Harry’s appearance with James Corden43:25 - Dove ad49:55 - Redbull ad 53:41 - Subscriber lettersWhile reading a letter from a subscriber about the song Ei Raat Tomar Amar:Abhinandan: You know, Rajyasree often does this. If I say something about anything like, you know, “This is a dhol"."It was invented in Bengal!”Rajyasree: But most of the things are...your speakers are.Abhinandan: I’ll say sarso ka saag..."It was invented in Bengal."Rajyasree: Sarso was invented in Bengal.Abhinandan: Or if I were to say this is how Sikhs tie their turbans. “They learned it from Bengal.”Rajyasree: The cloth came from Bengal.Abhinandan: But you [subscriber] have actually sent a video clip showing that the original is a Bengali. So you get 10/10.Rajyasree: Proof! Proof! He’s given proof.Abhinandan: Rajyasree, the thing is that you claim everything came from Bengal and you’ve never given me any proof.Rajyasree: Because you don’t need to show proof for the obvious, na? This is like saying do you know the moon is round when it is a full moon.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Kappela; Season 4 of web series Call My Agent!; HBO docu series Allen v Farrow, controversies, and commercials. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 199: I Care a Lot, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, and The Girlfriend Experience
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction02:23 - Subscriber mails03:37 - Yeh Nayan Dare Dare by Amruta Fadnavis07:15 - Hustlers13:49 - I Care a Lot21:50 - Subscriber letters30:24 - Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel40:01 - Subscriber letters43:10 - The Girlfriend Experience 47:06 - NHS vaccine ad51:38 - Subscriber lettersWhile talking about the docuseries Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel:Rajyasree: All that this documentary showed me was that people on the internet have a lot of time...Abhinandan: Really?Rajyasree: To band together...Abhinandan: Are you getting the irony of you saying this?...Have a lot of time to watch two shit films...See the metaness of this! So, this four-part series, 50 minutes each, the only thing that demonstrates to you is that people have a lot of time. So, 50×4, 200 minutes you spent in figuring out people on the internet for a long time, while watching on the internet for 200 minutes. Uff, the irony would make Shakespeare proud.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films I Care a Lot and Hustlers; the docuseries Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel; the web series The Girlfriend Experience; Amruta Fadnavis’ song Yeh Nayan Dare Dare, and a lot more. Song: Gabru Ta Vairi Nu Vi Mitha Bolda & Bhabi See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 198: Framing Britney Spears, Soulmates, Rajiv Kapoor and Christopher Plummer
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction03:38 - Framing Britney Spears21;05 - Subscriber letters30:04 - Soulmates41:21 - Super Bowl 46:00 - Subscriber letters53:29 - Mia Khalifa1:02:02 - Christopher Plummer and Rajiv KapoorWhile talking about Super Bowl commercials:Abhinandan: When the public pays, the public is served, so we don’t want anyone else to bankroll Newslaundry.Rajyasree: But they can at least outfit all of you. Abhinandan: Why, what’s wrong with my outfit?Rajyasree: Nothing. I don’t want to say. Foriegn things you’re wearing. Oh Doon school!Abhinandan: Dude you know, you always make fun of my clothes. She says I’m not a snob. “Nikku, you wear the same clothes every day...” Rajyasree: No, nowadays I’ve said you started dressing up. Abhinandan: “...you have no new clothes, you look like you got out of bed.”Rajyasree: I never say. I say, “Nikku, you’re looking so handsome. I can’t concentrate on the podcast.”Abhinandan: You’re always commenting on “you only have three shirts, you only wear the same shoes. You only have the...”Rajyasree: Do you not wear the top three shirts?Abhinandan: I will wear the same clothes everyday in my life. What goes off anyone’s mother? Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss The New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears; the web series Soulmates; the lives of Rajiv Kapoor and Christopher Plummer; Super Bowl commercials and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 197: The Dig, Losing Alice, Snowpiercer Season 2, and Servant Season 2
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction01:45 - Letters from listeners03:44 - The Dig10:33 - Letters from listeners14:12 - Snowpiercer Season 221:09 - Letters from listeners25:12 - Servant Season 233:21 - Letters from listeners35:13 - Losing Alice43:27 - Letters from listeners48:18 - The Wonder Years52:08 - Rihanna’s tweet on farmer protestsWhile talking about the movie The Dig:Rajyasree: It’s about hope, understanding, accepting death because she has an 11-year-old son... Abhinandan: Raju, are you feeling well? You’re saying these things – hope, understanding – I mean, these are not things that you should be... Rajyasree: I’m very romantic.Abhinandan: You can be romantic but you’re a nasty human being.Rajyasree: No.Abhinandan: I mean, these are such positive, empathetic things you’re saying. Menu thodi tension si ho rahi hai. Did you fall?Rajyasree: That’s why you should not leave Delhi and go, I’ve become very mellow when you’re not here.Abhinandan: Tussi dig toh nahi pe? Tuada sir hit one of the tractors, eh?Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film The Dig; the web series Losing Alice, Season 2 of Snowpiercer and Servant, and a lot more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 196: The White Tiger, One Night in Miami, and Godzilla vs Kong trailer
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction03:11 - The White Tiger18:02 - Subscriber mails24:06 - One Night in Miami37:26 - Subscriber mails40:58 - Apollo Tyres ad47:08 - Godzilla vs Kong trailer50:22 - Subscriber mails51:26 - If the World Was Ending by JP Saxe ft. Julia MichaelsWhile talking about the song If The World Was Ending by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels:Abhinandan: Have you checked what this generation is called? It is called Gen Z, I was right.Rajyasree: No no, it’s incorrect. [reading out] “Gen Z, colloquially known as Zoomers, is the demographic succeeding millennials and preceding Generation Alpha.” That’s why I’m looking confused. I’m not understanding these words. “Researchers use the mid to late 1990s..." – no, no, we were not mid to late 1990s – “as starting birth years and the early 2010s as..." Okay, you’re correct!Abhinandan: Oh my God! How am I correct? Rajyasree: I don’t know, you must’ve cheated and looked at it, that’s why.Abhinandan: Like every other time? Must be that.Rajyasree: But notice how I said you’re correct? Abhinandan: And I saw how it took everything out of you to say that.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films The White Tiger and One Night in Miami; the trailer of Godzilla vs Kong; the Apollo Tyres commercial, and more.Song: Kalla Sohna Nai See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 195: Tandav, Tribhanga, and Tiger
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction03:12 - Tribhanga15:16 - Tandav26:14 - Letters from listeners30:50 - Tiger51:43 - Letters from listeners54:27 - Tandav and Mirzapur controversyWhile talking about the Tiger Woods documentary:Rajyasree: It’s a two-part documentary so it’s not that long. I think each part is one and a half hours or so. And... Abhinandan: It’s not about the Panthera tigris?Rajyasree: Why? You did Google just now and found Panthera tigris?Abhinandan: No. I know that’s what the biological name for a tiger is. Just like the biological name of a frog is Rana tigrina. Did you know that?Rajyasree: You’re very well-informed. You’re a biologist? A naturalist?Abhinandan: No, I remember all of this.Rajyasree: You’re a natural pain, that’s what you are. Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Tribhanga - Tedhi Medhi Crazy; Amazon web series Tandav; HBO’s Tiger Woods documentary Tiger; and more.Song: Duji Vaar Pyar See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 194: Nail Polish, Is Love Enough? Sir, and Tour de Pharmacy
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction03:58 - Tour de Pharmacy13:24 - Nail Polish23:49 - Is Love Enough? Sir42:24 - Amul ad47:14 - Freakonomics 51:21 - Letter from a listener53:44 - Arnold Schwarzenegger’s messageWhile talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video message:Abhinandan: When I was a child, inside a cupboard I had a full collage of Arnie...which explains my body also.Rajyasree: That’s why you look like Arnie!Abhinandan: My body is, yeah.Rajyasree: You know, when I turn around and I’m hanging around with Abhinandan, I turn, just for a second I think (gasp), Arnie! Then I realise oh, it’s just Abhinandan. Idiot... Abhinandan: Yeah. At least I don’t say, ‘Oh my God, I’ve worked out for one hour, I think I’m looking like Cindy Crawford.’ Who said that, Rajyasree Sen?Rajyasree: I don’t know, Abhinandan. Who are these people you know?Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Is Love Enough? Sir and Nail Polish; 2017 mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy; Amul's greeting for new parents Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma; the Freakonomics Radio podcast Does Advertising Actually Work?, and Anold Schwarzenegger’s video message condemning the attack on the US Capitol. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
71 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 193: Death to 2020, AK vs AK, and The Midnight Sky
Timecodes00:01 - Introduction01:29 - AK vs AK12:36 - The Midnight Sky24:31 - Subscriber letters34:14 - Criminal Justice40:27 - CRED ad43:33 - Subscriber letters48:36 - Trailer of Madam Chief Minister54:05 - Death to 20201:06:27 - Subscriber lettersWhile talking about The Midnight Sky:Rajyasree: George Clooney has...I was going to say directorial debut, but it’s not. He’s directed Midnight Sky which is...Abhinandan: But you can say it’s a debut. How does it matter? I don’t think you let facts get in the way of your sentences. Rajyasree: (mocks Abhinandan laughing) That’s you, not me. Idiot! Huh...What is your new year resolution? You have to be nice to me for half an hour at a stretch everyday. Can you manage that?Abhinandan: That means I have to deal with you for half an hour everyday?Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films AK vs AK and The Midnight Sky; the British mockumentary Death to 2020; web series Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors; the trailer of Madam Chief Minister; and CRED advertisement featuring Jackie Shroff.Song: Jatt 24 Carat Da See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 192: Mank, The Wilds, and A Call to Spy
Timestamps00:01 - Introduction01:29 - A Call to Spy12:10 - Mank28:50 - Letters from listeners37:28 - The Wilds47:46 - Letters from listeners51:09 - Swipe56:25 - Letters from listeners1:01:27 - Smiths City adTalking about Noor Inayat Khan, played by Radhika Apte in A Call to Spy:Rajyasree: One of her parents was Indian and she was a pacifist. So all those things...Abhinandan: She was a what?Rajyasree: A pacifist. She doesn’t believe in… a, like a baby pacifier, but a pacifist.Abhinandan: Ok, who believes in Pacific Ocean?Rajyasree: Haa like she used to swim in the Pacific Ocean, so she was a pacifist.Abhinandan: She was deep. I’m more of an Atlantist.Rajyasree: Yeah, I’m also someone known as an Atlantist you know.Abhinandan: You’re a bloody Hoogliest. Which is dirty and full of fish!Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the historical drama A Call to Spy; David Fincher’s Mank; Amazon series The Wilds; Pakistani animated short film Swipe; and Smiths City’s whiteware commercial.Song: Vanjhali Waja See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 191: Jallikattu, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, and Quiz
Timestamps00:01 - Introduction06:13 - Jallikattu 25:08 - Quiz34:13 - Letters from listeners39:39 - Bhaag Beanie Bhaag50:44 - Letters from listeners57:10 - Girl like me by BEP ft. Shakira1:00:18 - Bob Dylan sells his entire songwriting catalog1:03:00 - Letters from listeners1:05:18 - Doc Morris ad1:07:30 - Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut's twitter clashTalking about the Netflix series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, what was your calling in life? I mean what would be your Beanie moment where you could just say, “I’m going to go pursue my dream!” Rajyasree: I wanted to work with animals. I wanted to work at the… Abhinandan: Oh, in the kitchen you keep killing them and cooking them.Rajyasree: That way only I was working. If I was given a job at the Gerald Durrell, this thing, there’s a sanctuary that’s there, like a zoo, I would have worked over there. Where the full island… Abhinandan: What would you have done?Rajyasree: I would have looked after the Pandas. I’d be like Tiger King.Abhinandan: You would’ve what? Hug the Pandas? Like what is the work? I mean just being something… Rajyasree: No, no, you hugging Pandas is also a job. I can be a Panda nanny.Abhinandan: Panda nanny nahi panny. Acha theek hai ji! You know I always wanted to be a dancer. Now at my age you can’t coz you’re old.Rajyasree: You can still be! Why don’t you raise money for Newslaundry by having a channel which is Nikku dancing and people will pay money to watch you dance more and more and that money will then… Abhinandan: Jab tak paise chalenge basanti ke pao chalenge type?Rajyasree: Haa, like that!Abhinandan: Jude, what do you say? Jude, can we visualise a show like this?Jude: No.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the Malayalam film Jallikattu; Netflix series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag; game show scandal miniseries Quiz; Black Eyed Peas’ new track Girl Like Me featuring Shakira; Bob Dylan selling his songwriting catalog to Universal Music; and Doc Morris Christmas ad.Song: Rooh by Tej Gill See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 190: Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Hillbilly Elegy and more
Timestamps00:01 - Introduction05:02 - Hillbilly Elegy16:47 - Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives30:18 - Subscriber letters34:31 - Tinder ad38:17 - RC Cola ad40:16 - Coolie No. 1 trailerTalking about Tinder’s new ad campaign:Rajyasree: So by midnight tonight, guys, y’all can search for Abhinandan on Tinder, and please reach out to him. He will be in the pre-section because he’s too cheap to pay for Tinder Gold.Abhinandan: I’m not going to pay for a date, ya. That’s not good for your self-esteem, paying for your date. That’s not nice. Rajyasree: Then also you’re not guaranteed a date. And if you are guaranteed a date, there’s no guarantee it’s not a stalker or a psycho, so there are no guarantees over here.Abhinandan: Beta, that guarantee is not there in life only yaar, forget Tinder. Matlab psychos aur stalkers are not just an online phenomena.Rajyasree: But Tinder India, there's a swadesi button also, so all your rightwing guys who get no action in real life, when they go on the Tinder rightwing version also they still get no action because no one… Abhinandan: Are you joking or you’re serious?Rajyasree: I’m kidding.Abhinandan: I was like “dude, are you serious?”. That’s intense.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss Ron Howard’s film Hillbilly Elegy; the Netflix reality series Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives; the trailer of Coolie No. 1, a remake of David Dhawan’s 1995 hit; RC Cola commercial and Tinder’s ad campaign 'In our Own Way'.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
69 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 189: Emmy Awards, Boy Erased, Life Ahead, and If Anything Happens I Love You
Timestamps00:01 - Introduction01:16 - Subscriber letters07:35 - Boy Erased18:04 - Subscriber letters21:34 - Bichhoo Ka Khel28:48 - Subscriber letters33:25 - The Life Ahead43:25 - Subscriber letters50:13 - Bingo ad controversy54:36 - Dollar Ultra ad1:00:55 - If Anything Happens I Love YouTalking about the children Madame Rosa, a holocaust survivor, takes care of while discussing The Life Ahead:Rajyasree: Tell me, a one-and-a-half-year-old will walk around without any assistance? Won’t they fall down?Abhinandan: It depends. Some may, some may not. I mean some of us started walking much later, but when we started...Rajyasree: When did you start walking?Abhinandan: Maybe at two. Before that I was too fat to walk.Rajyasree: What rubbish, absolutely! I was walking at five months.Abhinandan: Yeah, you were born walking. You walked out of your mother’s womb... Rajyasree: I was writing a novel!Abhinandan: And said, “Hey doc, what’s up? I’m Rajyasree Sen. I’m cooler than anybody else. I am an expert on everything from plumbing to coding, so don’t mess with me!”Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the films Boy Erased and The Life Ahead; the TV series Bicchoo Ka Khel; the animated short film If Anything Happens I Love You; the 48th International Emmy Awards, and ad controversies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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