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We review, critique, discuss movies, shows & series for the North American Audience
Season Three: Review of Eternals, Human and Yeh Kaali Kaali AnkheinSeason Three: Review of The Whistle Blowers,Don't Look Up, Minnal Murali and Red Notice
This week it was a mixed bag but all of them had actors of desi origin and that's why we picked them up!!@SonyLIV’s nine-episode The Whistleblower highlights the Vyapam scam i.e the mass-scale rigging of admission exams and recruitment procedures for medical colleges and sundry government jobs organized and overseen by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or the Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam).In Don't Look Up on @Netflix Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence) is about to have an apocalyptic comet named after her. Does it get any better than that? She’s a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University who spots the 9km-wide astral body in the Oort cloud, and her associate, Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio), is the astronomer who calculates its trajectory, a 99-point-something-something percent likelihood of it crashing into the Pacific and quickly destroying all life on Earth. Dr. Teddy Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan) is a fed scientist who gets them an audience with President Janie Orlean (Streep) and her failson/chief of staff Jason (Hill).In a very wholesome superhero story, invoking the Hollywood Superhero into a village in Kerala is a very well-made movie Minaal Murali with the right dose of action, drama, and comedy. Streams on NetflixRed Notice looks slick and boasts of attractive A-list actors pulling fantastic stunts in gorgeous CGI locations around the globe. And you should go into watching it for a purpose. Ours was Ryan Reynolds and his funny quips. Like calling the Rock, “Hey Baldilocks” . He is Ryan guys. And he has our hearts. Streams on @NetflixAll of this chatter is yours on download.Have fun listening and tell us how it wasWe are available on all POD platforms all over the world.
Jan 13 2022
40 mins
Season Three: Review of Pushpa, Humble Politician Nograj and Kaun Banegi Shikharwati
Jan 13 2022
46 mins
Season Three: Review of Matrix, Encounter, Atrangi Re and 83TheFilmSeason Two: Review of Aarya S2, Aranyak, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and Qatil Haseenaon Ke NaamSeason Two : #REVIEW OF CASH ON @HULU, ANTIM AND SATYAMEV JAYATE IN THEATERS AND CHHORII ON PRIMEI JUST WANNA EAT IT, SAYS TESHERBRINGING FANTASY TO LIFE : INDRAJIT NATTOJI ABOUT AAFAT-E-ISHQHOW TO SUJATA DAY : DO THE BOLLYWOOD WITH AMERICAN PROTAGONISTSWHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE, ASKS RAJIV SATYALRIGHT NOW IS VERY GOOD TO BE PEOPLE LIKE US ; RUSHI KOTARIANJALI: I WANT TO SEE A FEMALE A R RAHMANSeason Two: Review of India Sweets and Spices, Bunty Aur Babli 2 & DhamakaLIVING THE CHARACTER OF LALLO : NEHA SHARMA  SPEAKS ABOUT AAFAT-E-ISHQMAHESH BHUPATHI: WE LIVED THE STORY IN REAL TIMEEVEN I COULD BE AN AUNTY , SAYS GEETA MALIK , WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF INDIA SWEETS AND SPICESTHE RESPONSIBILITY OF AN  ARTIST IS TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS - Chat with Director of Tabbar Ajitpal SinghSeason Two: Review of Jai Bhim, Special Ops 1.5 and SquadSeason Two: Review of One Mic Stand, Sooryavanshi and Meenakshi SundereshwarSeason Two: Review of Aafat-e-Ishq, Call My Agent : Bollywood, Dybbuk, & Hum Do Hamare Do
This week we had an onslaught of releases. We reviewed Aafat-e-Ishq, an adaptation of the award-winning Hungarian film Liza, the Fox-Fairy. It is an idiosyncratic fantasy dark comedy about a naive 30-year-old, Lallo (Neha Sharma), who wants to find the love of her life before she grows too old to marry. We thoroughly enjoyed the fantasy play. It streams on Zee5usa with an ensemble cast that is totally brilliant in their execution. Don't miss it.In Dybbuk, a troubled couple from Mumbai movie to Mauritius and while fitting out their colonial home, the lady of the house inadvertently buys a Dybbuk. Things start going spooky soon after leading both Sam and Mahi into a dark mystery that appears rooted in the Jewish history of the island. Starring Emraan Hashmi, Manav Kaul, and Nikita Dutta; it is a spooky Halloween watch. Streams on Amazon PrimeWe also reviewed Call My Agent: Bollywood. A Bollywood celeb management agency called ART has a few agents who would go to any lengths for the stars they represent just like in the French OG of this series. What we get to see is a brilliant take on Bollywood making fun of Bollywood in a manner like never. Starring Rajat Kapoor, Soni Razdan. Ahana Kumra and Ayush Mehra, the series is produced by Applause Entertainment & Banijay Asia and is directed by Shaad Ali streams on NetflixIn Hum Do Hamare Do, an orphan but a budding entrepreneur Dhruv Shikhar (Rajkummar Rao) falls in love with Anya Mehra (Kriti Sanon) and wants to marry her. Except for one hurdle – she wants her to-be groom to have a loving family and a pet dog. So Dhruv decides to create one, in Purushottam Mishra (Paresh Rawal) and Dipti Kashyap (Ratna Pathak Shah). Streams on HULUDownload it here at podcast.desis.live and everywhere you get your pods.Happy Diwali y'all.
Nov 4 2021
40 mins

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