The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap

The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap

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A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable…


Ep 173: Raat Akeli Hai, Three Identical Strangers, and more
Aug 7 • 50 min
While talking about Raat Akeli Hai:Rajyasree: I would not recommend it but if you all have time, you all should watch. What else is everyone doing? You’re sitting at home. Watch it.Abhinandan: You know only you are! Everybody is working by the…
Ep 172: Dil Bechara, Olivia de Havilland, and more
Jul 31 • 80 min
While reading out a letter from a listener:Abhinandan: “As someone who is active in the field of theatre, Hamilton is sacred to me and I would’ve loved it had Abhinandan Sir, a former thespian himself, watched it.” So…Rajyasree: She’s very…
Is Entertainment Journalism all about access?
Jul 25 • 45 min
How dependent are journalists and film critics on access to power for their stories? Has the entertainment beat always been close to power structures – or have things improved/worsened?In this session of #TheMediaRumble -Dispatches, Abhinandan Sekhri is…
Ep 171: Indian Matchmaking, The Arranged Gay Marriage Scam, and more
Jul 24 • 81 min
Abhinandan sharing his first acting experience in a play:Abhinandan: I didn’t have dialogue, so I was just showing love with expressive eyes and my eloquent facial expressions. He [the director] said, “Okay, show love.” Then I was showing love and he…
Ep 170: Hamilton, Breathe, and more
Jul 17 • 70 min
Talking about The Old Guard:Abhinandan: If Charlize Theron did an Alibaba film with Jack Ma…Rajyasree: Hmm?Abhinandan: If she made an ad for Jack Ma and she played a thief in it, it would be called Alibaba and Charlize Chor.Rajyasree: Okay, we will get…
Ep 169: The Saroj Khan Story, Politician, and more
Jul 10 • 60 min
Abhinandan’s version of how he and Rajyasree met:Abhinandan: I was shooting a documentary in Bengal actually. I was in the Sundarbans and late at night, I was going with my crew.Rajyasree: And? Chudail came?Abhinandan: Suddenly there was this [malicious…
Ep 168: Bulbbul, Disclosure, and more
Jul 3 • 70 min
Talking about the film Bulbbul:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, I must say this Anvita Dutta…Rajyasree: Ya?Abhinandan: Dutt, sorry. Dutta will be Punjabi!Rajyasree: No no, Dutta is Bengali also. I think the Punjabis have just stolen it from us because I know a…
Ep 167: Kadakh, Gippy Grewal, and more
Jun 26 • 76 min
Talking about Gippy Grewal’s new song:Abhinandan: Anyway, that was my review. What do you think of the song, Rajyasree Sen?Rajyasree: I rather reserve comment because I heard one minute of it and I said nothing is worth this. That’s what I…
Ep 166: Gulabo Sitabo, Sushant Singh Rajput, and more
Jun 19 • 76 min
While talking about Gone with the Wind and Little Britain being removed from streaming services:Abhinandan: See, everything is in a spectrum. This equivalence of everything from Noddy being the same as Little Britain to be the same as this…each of these…
Ep 165: Chintu Ka Birthday, Choked, and more
Jun 12 • 52 min
Talking about the mountaineers Edmund Hillary and George Mallory:Abhinandan: He’s the one who made that line famous, “Because it’s there.” Have you heard that line?Rajyasree: It is why I also went mountaineering because it was there.Abhinandan: This is…
Ep 164: Space Force, Listen to her, and more
Jun 5 • 60 min
Taking off from a discussion on Nandita Das’s short film Listen to Her and talking about poor parenting:Abhinandan: That was another episode of how to do parenting by two people who have no children.Rajyasree: I have to say something. When people say this…
Ep 163: Untouchable, Betaal, and more
May 29 • 52 min
While talking about Betaal:Abhinandan: Rajyasree, you know you should not take this lightly. When your co-host is motivated after he has been ridiculed by his audience, who said I haven’t watched anything, the next week he goes back and watches a film, a…
Ep 162: Defending Jacob, Navratna Tel, and more
May 22 • 63 min
Wrapping up the show:Abhinandan: We shall watch a few more things. So…Rajyasree: Will you?Abhinandan: I will. I’ll be diligent!Rajyasree: Rubbish! This is one episode. Every 12 episodes you watch stuff. But it’s ok.Abhinandan: So, there was an article on…
Ep 161: Paatal Lok, Rocketman, and more
May 16 • 63 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the film Rocketman, Amazon Prime Original series Paatal Lok, the New Horlicks ad, and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome.PS: This episode…
Ep 160: Irrfan Khan, Mrs Serial Killer, and more
May 7 • 63 min
Reading an email sent by Newslaundry subscriber Siddharth Wagh: Abhinandan: Siddharth writes. “I like the fact that you strive to learn from your diverse set of listeners which is essential to making this podcast as memorable 20-30 years hence.” Rajyasree…
Ep 159: After Life, The Platform, and more
Apr 30 • 57 min
Talking about The Crooner Sessions:Rajyasree: Gary Barlow of Take That who I used to love absolutely…Abhinandan: Ooh, Take That was that band na, what was it, that song of theirs that was a big hit.Rajyasree: (Singing) Take me back for…I’m not singing…
Ep 158: Hasmukh, Four More Shots Please, and more
Apr 23 • 64 min
Abhinandan: Rajyasree has finally watched Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Four weeks late as usual, unlike me, who watched it the first week. Rajyasree: I watched it four weeks late because you fought with me and then you went and saw many films without me.…
Ep 157: Angrezi Medium, Unorthodox, and more
Apr 16 • 70 min
Talking about Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Sunday performance.Abhinandan: There was this phenomenal performance by Balotelli. Rajyasree: I’m sorry, what’s his name Abhinandan?Abhinandan: Andrio Balotelli.Rajyasree: (Unable to control her laughter) No, Andrea…
Ep 156: Money Heist, Maska, and more
Apr 10 • 69 min
Talking about Netflix’s Money Heist.Goonj: It is a very entertaining show, theek hai. Bas baat yeh hai ki it’s not tight. So, thodi patience rakhni padti hai. Abhinandan: (Attempting 80s Bollywood drunk man impersonation): Toh beta, thoda tight ho kar ye…
Ep 155: Genda Phool, Tiger King, and more
Apr 3 • 46 min
Talking about Tiger King and Joe Exotic’s conviction.Rajyasree: So, I read about Joe Exotic in January, when he was convicted for 22 years.Abhinandan: Couple of things, Rajyasree Sen. He has not been convicted for 22 years. He has been convicted of…
Ep 154: She, Bloodride, and more
Mar 27 • 54 min
Talking about how it is recording The Awful and Awesome from home.Rajyasree: So, we have taken this social distancing thing very seriously and we have put like seven miles between us, instead of six feet. What is it supposed to be?Abhinandan: It…
Ep 153: Pushpavalli, Guilty, and more
Mar 18 • 67 min
While discussing Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye, Rajyasree recounts her experience at a vet’s where a man had come carrying a gun.Rajyasree: He had a holster. With a gun in it….Abhinandan: (Laughing) In case they have to shoot the dog?Rajyasree: No! So, I…
Ep 152: Jojo Rabbit, Yaad Piya ki Aane Lagi, and more
Mar 12 • 62 min
Talking about XXX: Return of Xander Cage.Abhinandan: I remembered Deepika Padukone had done that, so I knew she would come in at some point.Rajyasree: For 10 seconds.Abhinandan: Dude, no! She has a very major role after that bald guy, what’s his…
Ep 151: Thappad, Taj Mahal 1989, and more
Mar 4 • 56 min
Describing Brooke Bond Red Label’s new TV commercial.Rajyasree: It’s raining and they are stuck in traffic, and then…Abhinandan: Suddenly Anu Malik enters and starts singing, Dekho barish ho rahi hai. It’s raining. It’s raining. Mera dil ro raha…
Ep 150: Tata Trusts’ Two Bins Life Wins, 1917, and more
Feb 26 • 64 min
Talking about Flipkart Original, Zindagi inShort.Abhinandan: So they are all women-centric basically…Rajyasree: Yeah!Abhinandan: So, Rajyasree Sen, films made on women are women-centric. So, if you made a film on former lovers, would they be called…
Ep 149: Shikara, The French Dispatch, and more
Feb 18 • 62 min
Abhinandan: This pursuit of fame. The not being able to deal with not having it anymore. The feeling of inadequacy if you are leading a regular life. You know, where you get home and go to sleep, watch TV and play carrom with your child, do something.…
Ep 148: Parasite, Oscars, Super Bowl and more
Feb 12 • 60 min
Talking about the movie Judy.Abhinandan: I don’t think you should be so judgemental, Rajyasree Sen. I’ve seen you’re very harsh on people when you are judging them…Rajyasree: Unlike you?Abhinandan: No, dude I don’t do this. Kya pata kiske kya…
Ep 147: Parasite, The Gentlemen, and more
Feb 4 • 43 min
Talking about Gwyneth Paltrow’s product line.Tanvi: It ranges from ashwagandha to vibrator necklaces. So it’s a…Abhinandan: Sorry, what necklaces?Tanvi: Vibrator necklaces.Abhinandan: So, it keeps your throat in shape like cough syrup or what?Tanvi: No,…
The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap Ep 146: Jamtara, Kobe Bryant, Kangana Ranaut, and more
Jan 28 • 60 min
Replying to Newslaundry subscriber Tariqur’s question about Abhinandan “failing to lambast Deepika Padukone for one of the worst movie promotions”.Rajyasree: Yes, Abhinandan, why?Abhinandan: Because I’d rather die. I’d rather burn in hell than say one…
Ep 145: Wake N’ Bake, Love Aaj Kal 2, and more
Jan 21 • 64 min
Talking about Olivia Newton-John of Grease fame:Rajyasree: Like all singers, because they strain their voices so much, she got cancer of the vocal chord.Abhinandan: One second, hang on.Rajyasree: What?Abhinandan: If you’re listening to this podcast, any…
Ep 144: Golden Globes, Inside Edge, citizenship law ad campaigns, and more
Jan 15 • 61 min
Talking about the popularity of Punjabi songs:Abhinandan: My Tamil niece and nephew got married. I went there and I was aghast that they were dancing to Punjabi songs. I said, “If these guys can dance to punjabi music, we are fucked.” There is no one that…
Ep 143: Chhapaak, Star Wars, The Witcher, and more
Jan 10 • 72 min
Talking about The Mandalorian: Jefferson: They’re going way back to when Yoda was a little baby.Abhinandan: Oh my god! Are you serious, they have gone back then?Jefferson: Yeah.Abhinandan: Ok, good! I’m done. I don’t even want to go there. I’d rather die…
Ep 142: Best and Worst of 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 38 min
Abhinandan: Before we tell you about the top ten, fifteen or whatever of 2019…Rajyasree: I have eleven!Abhinandan: You have eleven? I have many things. I also have a special surprise list! Don’t cheat. Don’t look at my notes.Rajyasree: How come you have…
Ep 141: The Two Popes, citizenship law, Knives Out, and more
Dec 24, 2019 • 63 min
Talking about how pop culture is a part of political discourse, Rajyasree explains what propaganda is:Abhinandan: Oh, that is what propaganda is. I thought it was…Rajyasree: It’s propping up people?Abhinandan: …a rhinoceros that went to finishing…
Ep 140: Pose, The Report, My favourite Murder, and more
Dec 17, 2019 • 56 min
Talking about the new Nike ad:Abhinandan: Those of you who follow football like I do would know Mbappé is the superstar, superfast striker for PSG. He also plays for the French national team…Anjlin: (Interjects) Also super cute!Abhinandan: Super cute, is…
Ep 139: The Irishman, No Time To Die, and more
Dec 11, 2019 • 55 min
While talking about the DC Extended Universe:Abhinandan: Underwater Man bhi inka hi hai na? Prakash: Aquaman.Abhinandan: Aquaman. Sorry. Wo bhi inka hi hai, na? Usne to bhadd hi peet di! Usne to duba diya. Aquaman ne duba diya. See the layers of the joke?…
Ep 138: I Lost My Body, AMA, Servant, and more
Dec 4, 2019 • 59 min
Talking about the kids featured in one of the videos sent by Ananya:Abhinandan: The kids are such brilliant performers. I find it amazing that a child that young can dance so well.Rajyasree: Abhinandan used to be a dancer.Abhinandan: But I can’t do the…
Ep 137: One Mic Stand, Utsav Chakraborty, and more
Nov 27, 2019 • 63 min
After reading Jay’s letter correcting Rajyasree’s pronunciation of ‘Le Mans’:Abhinandan: So Rajyasree Sen, he has corrected your pronunciation. So obviously you hate Jay. Jay, you are now on the…Rajyasree: Hitlist!Abhinandan: Rajyasree’s ‘I hate’ list.…
Ep 136: The Morning Show, Ajnabee, Drive and more
Nov 19, 2019 • 55 min
Rajyasree: I actually told you all that I’ll record the second week, and you said I’d rather record by myself with the subscribers. But even the subscribers complained and said please come back, because Abhinandan is saying any shit on the podcast. And I…
Ep 135: Under Armour, Living With Yourself, John Oliver, and more
Nov 14, 2019 • 66 min
Inderpreet: So the award you got, it was based on votes?Abhinandan: I don’t think it’ll be based on anything else.Abhinandan, Tanya and Inderpreet burst out laughing.Inderpreet: So we should tell Modi ji, Jan sankhya vispot ka hume to faida ho…
Ep 134: Atypical, Kaithi, Citibank ad row, Khulle Naagde, and more
Nov 7, 2019 • 69 min
This week on The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Amrita Roy and Aditya Relangi to discuss Season 3 of the series Atypical, Tamil movies Asuran and Kaithi, the album Khulle Naagde by the Bandish Projekt, and three…
Ep 133: Saand Ki Aankh, Puma ad, Dabbang 3, and more
Oct 31, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen review the film Saand Ki Aankh, which hit theatres last Friday. “Tushar Hiranandani, whose directorial debut this is, demonstrated that it is clearly his…
Ep 132: The Sky is Pink, Project Streedhan and more
Oct 25, 2019 • 71 min
This episode of Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap features Rajyashree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri.The podcast kicks off with the duo discussing The Sky is Pink. Shonali Bose, the director also directed the movie Amu which Rajyashree quite liked.…
Ep 131: #MerePyarePrimeMinister, #ElCamino and more
Oct 17, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, host Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by two of our subscribers, Ekta Gulyani and Abinash Chakraborty. The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap has been nominated for the Best Podcast award at the…
Ep 130: #Joker, Cadbury ad, #TheFamilyMan, and more
Oct 10, 2019 • 58 min
This episode brings you not only the usual dose of entertainment but some exciting news as well. The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap has been nominated for the Best Podcast award at the Asia Podcast Awards. Please click on this…
Ep 129: #Unbelievable, #BackToSchoolEssentials and more
Oct 1, 2019 • 60 min
Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen come together after two weeks for yet another episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap. They begin with talking about ‘Back to School Essentials’, a Public Service Announcement inspired by the Sandy Hook…
Ep 128: #TheSpy, #TheSkyisPink, PalPalDilKePaas and more
Sep 12, 2019 • 62 min
In this episode of Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekri and Rajyasree Sen talk about the Netflix miniseries, The Spy, trailer for the upcoming movie The Sky is Pink, Bollywood newbie Karan Deol and his movie Pal Pal Dil Ke…
Ep 127: Fevicol, Kumbalangi Nights, Dave Chappelle and more
Sep 4, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree and Abhinandan engage in a conversation about advertisements, beginning with the Fevicol and Fevikwik ad. Rajyasree talks about the Malayalam movie Kumbalangi Nights, the Mumbai Metro ad and the controversy…
Ep 126: Sacred Games, Mindhunter and more
Aug 21, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about the second season of Sacred Games, the trailer of Laal Kaptaan, season two of Mindhunter, OkCupid’s new ad campaign, Once Upon a Time In…
Ep 125: Man vs Wild, Priyanka Chopra and more
Aug 16, 2019 • 74 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about an episode of Man vs Wild featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Netflix series The Family, a controversy which involves Priyanka Chopra,…
Ep 124: Ek Haseena Thi, Kia and Cosmos, The Great Hack & more
Aug 10, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of the Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree and Abhinandan delve into the depths of non-Hindi and non-English movies. They review Ek Haseena Thi, Kia and Cosmos, The Great Hack, Chhichhore, and Man Vs Wild’s special episode with Prime Minister…
Ep 123: Spider-Man: Far From Home, Letter Wars and more
Aug 1, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover, among other things, the letter and counter-letter written by celebrities.The duo kicks off the podcast by talking about the open letter to the…
Ep 122: The Lion King, Top Gun: Maverick and more
Jul 25, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Netflix series Typewriter, the new Lion King movie, Top Gun: Maverick, a controversy involving Priyanka Chopra, and more.Kicking off with…
Ep 121: Stranger Things 3, Rubaru Roshni & more
Jul 18, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Stranger Things season 3, the Ambani family’s birthday video for Shloka Ambani, Danny Boyle’s Yesterday and more.Since Abhinandan finally watched…
Ep 120: Kangana Ranaut, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Sacred Games 2 & more
Jul 11, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Kangana Ranaut’s controversial statements, Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s interview with Anupama Chopra, Punjabi pop music, Sacred Games 2’s trailer and…
Ep 119: #Article15, The Office India, Mad magazine & more
Jul 6, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, host Rajyasree Sen speaks to guest Meghnad S. They speak about Article 15, The Office’s Indian remake, Fleabag, an advertisement from Subway, Meghnad’s new book Parliamental and much more.The…
Ep 118: When They See Us, Kabir Singh and more
Jun 27, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about online series When They See Us, Charité at War and Season 5 of Black Mirror, Telugu movie Arjun Reddy and its Hindi remake Kabir Singh, a…
Ep 117: World Cup Ads, Chernobyl, Free Solo, Leila & more
Jun 22, 2019 • 70 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Durex India’s orgasm inequality campaign with Pooja Bedi, HBO’s Chernobyl, Free Solo, Leila, Creed II, the ICC World Cup advertisements and much…
Ep 116: Aziz Ansari, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and more
May 30, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover Aziz Ansari’s set (part of the Road to Nowhere show), Mard ko Dard Nahi Hota, the trailer of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lisa Ray’s book Close…
Ep 115: Cake, Sniper 3D Assassin and more
May 24, 2019 • 66 min
In the latest episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about a Pakistani movie, Cake, as well as a show based on Vampire housemates, What We Do in the Shadows. They also discuss The Times of India’s…
Ep 114: Wine Country, The Kings, Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign song & more
May 16, 2019 • 50 min
In the latest episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about car advertisements, new trailers, Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign song, Amy Poehler-directed Wine Country and more.Reviewing Poehler’s…
A&A: Game Of Thrones Special
May 14, 2019 • 39 min
Winter has come and gone, the Night King’s had shatteringly bad luck, Arya’s become kickass, and the Mountain stands like a hunk of flesh behind Cersei. But listeners of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap have been asking: “Why aren’t you talking…
Ep 113: #MetGala2019, Sacred Games 2, Street Food & more
May 10, 2019 • 59 min
In this new episode of the Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about the 2019 Met Gala, the trailer of Sacred Games 2, two election music videos, and more.From tracking the history of the Met Gala to…
Ep 112: Taylor Swift, Aisi Taisi Democracy, Veep and more
Apr 30, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, television show Veep, political satire stand-up comedy show Aisi Taisi Democracy: The Aazaadi Tour,…
Ep 111: The Music Teacher, Akshay Kumar-Modi interview & more
Apr 25, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the 64th Filmfare Awards, The Music Teacher, Selection Day season 2, Bharat’s trailer and Akshay Kumar’s interview with Prime Minister…
Ep 110: Game Of Thrones, Reason and more
Apr 18, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Reason, Game Of Thones, some political songs and ad campaigns, and a lot more.They start off with Anand Patwardhan’s Reason, a documentary split…
Ep 109: Criminal Justice, campaign songs and more
Apr 11, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Criminal Justice, Traitors, the trailer of Joker, and the political campaign songs of the Congress and BJP during election season.The podcast…
Ep 108: Vice, Us, The Favourite, Nani and more
Apr 3, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the latest How To Train Your Dragon, Vice, Us, A Star is Born, The Favourite and much more.The podcast kicks off with Abhinandan and Rajyasree…
Ep 107: Hasan Minhaj on Indian elections, Cricket Fever and more
Mar 22, 2019 • 60 min
On this week’s episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri cover the Patriot Act episode by Hasan Minhaj on India’s elections, Netflix shows Delhi Crime and Cricket Fever, a short film, and a lot more.…
Ep 106: Captain Marvel, Leaving Neverland and more
Mar 14, 2019 • 64 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Captain Marvel, Surf Excel’s advertisement #RangLaayeSang, Leaving Neverland and more.The podcast kicks off with Abhinandan who, though a Marvel…
Ep 105- Sonchiriya, Leaving Neverland, and more
Mar 9, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Sonchiriya, the Oscars, Three Identical Strangers, and more.Rajyasree kicks off the podcast with the recently-concluded Academy Awards. Abhinandan…
Ep 104- Gully Boy, Period, the Oscars and more
Mar 9, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Ankur Pathak, entertainment editor at Huffington Post. They discuss Gully Boy, Period. End of Sentence., the Oscar awards and more.They start off with Gully Boy,…
Ep 103- My name is RaGa, Gully Boy & more
Mar 9, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode of the Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss My name is RaGa, Yesterday, Gully Boy, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and more. Abhinandan kicks off the podcast by discussing some of the movies he watched over…
Ep 102- Oscars, Grammys, World Radio Day & More
Mar 9, 2019 • 62 min
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Oscar line-up (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Wife, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Green Book), the Grammys, state of radio in India, Mere Pyaare Prime Minister and more.The duo…
Ep 101- Dalit Lit Fest, Soni, The Good Place And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 57 min
In the latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri is joined by Shubham Bhatia, a journalist with Patriot, and Adhiraj Singh, head writer at VICE India. The trio discusses the Netflix film Soni, the Dalit Lit Fest, The…
Ep 100- Thackeray, JLF And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 51 min
In the 100th episode of Awful and Awesome, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen go live to talk about the best and worst of pop-culture. They discussed Thackeray, the new Firstpost advertisement, Netflix’s Conversations with a Killer: The Ted…
Ep 99- Fyre, Uri, The Nineties And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 32 min
In the latest episode, Abhinandan Sekhri co-hosts with Samar Khan—director, producer and former journalist based in Mumbai. The duo discuss the portrayal of the Indian forces in cinema, the rise of TV and change in cinema in the Nineties, the Netflix…
Ep 98- The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri & More
Mar 9, 2019 • 51 min
In the latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan is in conversation with Mayank Shekhar, entertainment head at Mid Day. The duo reviews The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Gillette’s latest commercial.…
Ep 97- The Mule, Golden Globes, Gully Boy And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 49 min
In the latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss BCCI’s notice to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their appearance on Koffee with Karan, the Golden Globes, the new Uber Eats advertisement,…
Ep 96- Bandersnatch, Bird Box And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 54 min
It’s the first episode of 2019, and our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss the Saudi Arabia-centric episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act, Netflix series Selection Day, and the Netflix special of Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch, among other…
Ep 95- Relatable, Thackeray And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 53 min
This week’s episode brings you an action-packed discussion with our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen on Relatable, season 2 of Making A Murderer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Kareena Kapoor’s What Women Want, Honey Singh’s Makhna, the…
Ep 94- Roma, Detour, The Innocent Man, Brexit And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 49 min
This week’s episode of Awful and Awesome brings you an action-packed discussion with our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen on the short film Detour, the new Brexit trailer, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and two commercials.Rajyasree and Abhinandan start…
Ep 93- ‘Bad Sex’ Award, Simmba, Rogan Josh And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 42 min
This episode of The Awful and Awesome brings you an action-packed week with our hosts—Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen—both of whom discuss everything from a political documentary to a very strange award category.The duo begins by talking about the…
Ep 92- The Manyavar Ad, Mirzapur And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 45 min
After a hiatus of two weeks, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekri are back with an episode packed with opinions on several advertisements both from India and around the world, a web series and a film trailer.The duo starts with a discussion on popular…
Ep 91- The ‘#MeToo Bag’, BlackkKlansman And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode of The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about the “viral videos” made around the Diwali season and some movies.Rajyasree starts off the discussion by talking about the “#MeToo bag” which has been…
Ep 90- The Twice - Born, Red Bird, Patriot Act & More
Mar 9, 2019 • 36 min
In its 90th episode, The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap takes you on an entertaining ride of some of the worst and best developments of the week. Our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen talk about two novels, latest shows on Netflix and an…
Ep 89- Koffee With Karan, Badhaai Ho, And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 53 min
On this week’s episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss everything ranging from the first episode of the latest season’s Koffee with Karan, to the recently released movie Badhaai Ho,…
Ep 88- #MeToo, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Banksy’s Painting And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 55 min
On this week’s episode, hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about the #MeToo movement, anonymous artist Banksy’s painting, and Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s new book.The duo also reviews the movie Andhadhun as well as talk about Operation…
Ep 87- Tanushree Dutta,’Ask The Sexpert,’ And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 57 min
The latest episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap brings you all-that-happened in the past week. Hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri talk about an advertisement on ‘Kerala Tourism’ by Samsonite, on the occasion of World Tourism Day.…
Ep 86- Manto, Serial, Pajamas Are Forgiving & More
Mar 9, 2019 • 56 min
On this episode of Awful and Awesome, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen discuss plus-size Model Tess Holliday’s Cosmo cover, Manto, Serial the podcast and more.The Cosmo cover with Holliday created quite a lot of stir in the media. Abhinandan and…
Ep 85- Emmy, Manmarziyaan, #BigBoss And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 50 min
After the hiatus last week, The Awful and Awesome Entertainment wrap is back with a bang, along with our hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri. The conversation starts with Rajyasree’s review on the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards; she found all of the…
Ep 84- Garbage, Stree, Once Again, The Front Runner And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 48 min
In this issue of The Awful and Awesome podcast, our hosts Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyashree Sen join us with a list of fresh things to explore—and some not-so-exciting things that could wait to be explored.The discussion starts with Quashik Mukherjee’s…
Ep 83- VMA, Kalki’s My Indian Life, Ghoul, Alpha And More.
Mar 9, 2019 • 55 min
This episode of The Awful and Awesome brings you an action-packed week with our hosts—Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyashree Sen—both of whom have a lot to share.The conversation kicks off with a discussion on the new podcast ‘Kalki Presents: My Indian Life’ by…
Ep 82- Asia Argento Scandal, Succession, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero & More
Mar 9, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode of the Awful and Awesome, our hosts Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Asia Argento scandal and debate whether the scandal is as bad as it seems. Rajyasree also discusses a new show called Succession and a movie, Bhavesh Joshi…
Ep 81- Manmarziyaan, Boy Erased, Oscars & More
Mar 9, 2019 • 47 min
On this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss the conversation between Kangana Ranaut and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a new category in Oscars and more.Abhinandan watched the new Netflix original called Brij…
Ep 80- A Special Edition From #MediaRumble
Mar 9, 2019 • 61 min
On this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss the Kalyan Jewellers ad, Dove’s new commercial, Mahindra’s #LadkiHaathSeNikalJaayegi and trailers of Helicopter Eela and Lizzie.They begin the podcast by…
Ep 79- Mission Impossible, IIFA Awards And Who Is America-
Mar 9, 2019 • 60 min
On this episode of The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap, Rajyasree and Abhinandan discuss the 19th IIFA awards, Kangana’s comments on Modi and laying down her life for the country, Chalo Jeetein Hain, a film on Narendra Modi, the sixth instalment of…
Ep 78- Netflix’s Sacred Games, Advertisements And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 70 min
This episode opens with a discussion on the ‘No Scars cream’ advertisement sent in by a listener. Rajyasree describes her experience of watching the advertisement as, “No Scars is a whitening cream, and darkness is like a scar. I just found it bizarre,…
Ep 77- Sanju, Karan Johar’s Dhadak, Soorma And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 54 min
Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss the latest biopic in town, Sanju, with Samar Khan from Mumbai. Khan, who is a former journalist, says, “It is a well-made film. It follows Rajkumar Hirani’s theory, where he finds good in everything that is bad with the…
Ep 76- #Hereditary, Incredibles 2, Nanette And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 48 min
This week’s Awful and Awesome is loaded with reviews from all spheres of entertainment. As a die-hard fan of horror movies, Rajyasree talks about her spooky weekend screening — Hereditary and Under the Show, which is also available on Netflix. Abhinandan…
Ep 75- #Gold, Lust Stories, #FIFAWorldCup2018 And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 51 min
On this podcast, Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss celebrities, controversies, review the promo of Gold starring Akshay Kumar and Netflix’s Lust Stories.Rajyasree felt that Atul Kochhar’s reaction to Quantico was extreme, to put it mildly. She also…
Ep 74- Kaala, #VeereDeWedding, #WorldCup And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 55 min
This week’s Awful & Awesome has our hosts reviewing Rajnikanth-starrer Kaala and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Rajyasree talks about the Netflix series, The Staircase, which is a documentary on a murder investigation spanning 16 years. Abhinandan has…
Ep 73- Review Of Veere Di Wedding, First Period Ad And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 49 min
Abhinandan and Rajyasree are back this week to bring you the latest from the world of pop culture.Rajyasree reviews Veere Di Wedding, starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. She says, “In the first half of the film, it’s…
Ep 72- Deadpool 2, Race 3 Trailer, Royal Wedding And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 55 min
This week’s Awful and Awesome has Abhinandan and Rajyasree finally lavishing some praise on a film. There are a few trailers, an online series and a commercial to wrap up this episode, and Rajyasree talks about the “grandest wedding in town” as…
Ep 71- Raazi, Mother’s Day Ads, RJ Naved’s Prank And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 71 min
This week’s Awful and Awesome episode with Rajyasree is loaded with entertainment and a little bit of gossip. Abhinandan and Rajyasree talk about Raazi, Mother’s Day ads, and Rajyasree talks to Abhinandan about the celebrity wedding and engagement that…
Ep 70- Madhuri, Omerta, Junot Diaz, Avengers And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 55 min
This week’s Awful and Awesome episode ends the trauma of having “nothing good to watch or read”.Abhinandan’s favourite actress, Madhuri Dixit, takes the spotlight with the trailer of her upcoming Marathi film Bucket List. While Rajyasree says “she’s…
Ep 53(Archive)- Abhinandan In Conversation With Sabrina Dhawan
Mar 9, 2019 • 15 min
On Awful and Awesome this week, we bring to you from the archives Abhinandan in conversation with Sabrina Dhawan, who has written Monsoon Wedding, co-written Kaminey, Ishqiya and Rangoon and been a consultant for Haider. She also teaches screenwriting at…
Ep 69- Hush A Bye Baby, Kohinoor Condom Ad And More
Mar 9, 2019 • 57 min
On Awful and Awesome this week, Abhinandan and Rajyasree are joined by our very own Deepanjana Pal (DJ). This time, she’s back as a guest to talk about her first novel Hush a Bye Baby, a thriller about a gynaecologist, Dr Nandita Rai, who is accused of…
Ep 68- A Quiet Place, October, Beyonce & More
Mar 8, 2019 • 50 min
The Awful and Awesome is back this week to give you a dose of the latest pop cultural updates. Rajyasree and Abhinandan take you through three Hollywood trailers, two films (A Quiet Place and October), the National Awards and Beyonce’s performance at…
Ep 67- Seema Goswami, IPL, Missing, Salman Khan & More
Mar 8, 2019 • 61 min
The Awful and Awesome has a lot in store this week. A special treat for all book lovers is Rajyasree Sen’s interaction with Seema Goswami, author of ‘Race Course Road’, followed by a discussion on the IPL, Salman Khan, ‘Missing’, and Russell Crowe’s…
Ep 66- Call Me By Your Name, Nude, Dundee & More
Mar 8, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, we bring you a full dose of entertainment and cinema. Rajyasree discloses her illegal access to cinema, while Abhinandan’s habit of name- and place-dropping is pointed out by Aditi, our Awful & Awesome enthusiast.Sekhri and Sen review…
Ep 65- Hichki, Stormy Daniels, Bhatt Naturally & More
Mar 8, 2019 • 54 min
Films, ads, magazines, trailers, radio shows, adult film stars and playmates. There’s much to discuss this time around. Rajyasree has a lot to say about Rani Mukerji’s comeback film, Hichki. There’s the Pulse candy and Star Sports commercials, both of…
Episode 64
Mar 8, 2019 • 44 min
Music, movies and more. Abhinandan and Rajyasree have a lot to say about the remix version of Ek Do Teen and Daler Mehendi’s side-business of human trafficking. Sekhri shows us why he could be a music producer, if it wasn’t for his day job at Newslaundry.…
Episode 63
Mar 8, 2019 • 51 min
It’s a surfeit of women on this episode thanks to International Women’s Day. Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss Barbie’s new “woke” range of dolls, Jane Walker whisky, the strange housewives of Maggi’s new ad and Reliance Fresh’s #JeeLeZara campaign.…
Episode 62
Mar 8, 2019 • 65 min
In this episode, Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss two new advertisements - All Out’s # StandByToughMums and Peek Freans ‘Cake Up’. They aren’t too pleased by Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, although Abhinandan has a change of heart about Black Panther.It’s also…
Episode 61
Mar 8, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode, Meghnad and Rajyasree discuss Sridevi’s legacy and the coverage of her death. They move on to discuss Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the extremely tedious Filmfare Awards and why it was the worst award show in the last few…
Episode 60
Mar 8, 2019 • 51 min
Abhinandan Sekhri is back from America to discuss all things pop culture with Rajyasree Sen in this week’s podcast.In this week’s podcast, does it all add up when it comes to Tinder, Facebook, Pan Bahar and PNB’s new commercials? And there’s a very…
Episode 59
Mar 8, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, we have Meghnad making his debut. Rajyasree and Meghnad start the discussion with Padman and Akshay Kumar’s acting in the film. Rajyasree talks about movie Peter Rabbit and why the “allergy communities” have taken…
Episode 58
Mar 8, 2019 • 33 min
In this podcast, Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen start their discussion with Ram Gopal Verma’s God, Sex and Truth: A philosophical Treatise of Mia Malkova. Abhinandan talks about RGV’s genius-to-insane journey. With reference to it, he talks about a…
Episode 57
Mar 8, 2019 • 43 min
In this wrap, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Padmaavat. They discuss the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and the recently launched trailer of HBO documentary Andre The Giant. They also discuss the Jaipur Literature Fest, recent trends in…
Episode 56
Mar 8, 2019 • 51 min
In this podcast, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review The Darkest Hour and talk about Saif Ali Khan’s comment on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. They also discuss the recently-launched trailer of Welcome to New York featuring Karan Johar in a…
Episode 55
Mar 8, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode of Awful and Awesome, Rajyasree Sen joins Abhinandan Sekhri to review Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz and Steven Spielberg’s The Post. They also discuss Karan Johar’s show, Calling Karan. Apart from this, Rajyasree talks about Black Mirror,…
Episode 54
Mar 8, 2019 • 36 min
The Awful and Awesome is back after a six-month hiatus! This week, Abhinandan Sekhri and Manisha Pande talk about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey’s oh-so-awesome speech. They also discuss some of the winners and their works. Our in-house Star Wars…
Episode 53
Mar 8, 2019 • 29 min
This week, Abhinandan Sekhri talks to Sabrina Dhawan, who has co-written Kaminey,Ishqiya, Rangoon and Monsoon Wedding and been a consultant for Haider. She also teaches screen writing at New York University. The movie Monsoon Wedding shot her to stardom…
Episode 52
Mar 8, 2019 • 43 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Jagga Jasoos, the latest in the Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apesand the Ava DuVernay-helmed A Wrinkle in Time. The two also weigh in on the IIFA Awards, the new ad Selfie…
Episode 51
Mar 8, 2019 • 42 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Sridevi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer MOM and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sen and Sekhri also discuss Amazon Prime’s first Indian web series, Inside Edge starring Vivek Oberoi and Richa Chadha; Meena…
Episode 50
Mar 7, 2019 • 39 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Cars 3, Netflix’s recent release Okja and a short film presented by Imtiaz Ali, Bruno and Juliet. The two also discuss Hulu’s series The Handmaid’s Tale by Bruce Miller based on the 1985 novel by…
Episode 49
Mar 7, 2019 • 33 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri review Salman Khan’s Tubelight and how it failed to do well at the box office despite being an Eid release. The two also discuss the trailers for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar, Arjun Rampal’s Daddy, as well…
Episode 48
Mar 7, 2019 • 42 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan starrer, Behen Hogi Teri. Is it worth a watch? They also discuss the trailers of Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and…
Episode 47
Mar 7, 2019 • 39 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the much heralded Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot and also Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut, Death in the Gunj. The two also try to decipher the trailer for Sridevi’s new film, MOM. Then there’s…
Episode 46
Mar 7, 2019 • 42 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Wasim Akram’s acting skill in Geo Tv’s new ad. The two also weigh in on the documentary An Insignificant Man based on Arvind Kejriwal, Netflix’s Brad Pitt and Ben Kingsley starrer War Machine.…
Episode 45
Mar 7, 2019 • 49 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss recent releases Half Girlfriend & Hindi Medium, the Indian remake of Rambo starring - wait for it - Tiger Shroff, Netflix’s A Very Secret Service. Also, Ketan Mehta’s legal notice to Kangana for…
Episode 44
Mar 7, 2019 • 35 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Meri Pyaari Bindu, the trailer for Kangana Ranaut’s Simran and the resultant controversy around it. The two also weigh in on Netflix’s Get Me Roger Stone and Miss Sloane. And they’d be amiss if they…
Episode 43
Mar 7, 2019 • 44 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss the trailers for Salman Khan’s Tubelight and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Then there are ads to discuss, from Tata Tea’s Jaago Re ad campaign to the Skore condom one, featuring Chris Gayle. The two…
Episode 42
Mar 7, 2019 • 41 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the trailers for Behan Hogi Teri, Baywatch and ALT Balaji’s latest show The Test Case. And of course, there are so many ads to discuss, from Heineken to Shan Food’s,…
Episode 41
Mar 7, 2019 • 37 min
This week Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss The Zookeeper’s Wifeand Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Noor, which is based on Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me!The two also discuss Deepika Padukone’s new coke ad, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and…
Episode 40
Mar 7, 2019 • 31 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan and what went wrong with the film. The duo also discusses a short film produced by the India Today Group, This Bloody Line, Raveena Tandon’s Maatr woes, Asha Parekh’s…
Episode 39
Mar 7, 2019 • 43 min
This week, Rajyasree Sen and Abhinandan Sekhri discuss This American Life and Serial’s new podcast, S-Town. Sekhri explains why every journalist should listen to this podcast. The duo also discuss Pepsi’s new ad which they had to pull down and the…
Episode 38
Mar 7, 2019 • 33 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Rahul Bose’s Poorna, Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra’s Meri Pyaari Bindu. The two also debate Marna Mana Hai, an episode from the web series “Phir Se Ramsay”, written and directed by Sasha…
Episode 37
Mar 7, 2019 • 33 min
Last week, two ‘lady-oriended’ movies, to quote the Central Board of Certification, were released and of course our two culture vultures have a lot to say about both of them. Rajyasree Sen was surprised to find she really enjoyed Anuskha Sharma’s new film…
Episode 36
Mar 7, 2019 • 31 min
This week, there are beasts and heroes popping up all over the world of pop culture. The new version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is raking in the moolah across the world. Find out what Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen thought of the retelling of this…
Episode 35
Mar 7, 2019 • 37 min
What, dear listener, is freedom? Is it the aghori rolling around on the banks of the Ganges so that the American camera crew films him? Is it watching Lipstick Under My Burkha? Is it something that Randeep Hooda and his curly beard will give you? This…
Episode 34
Mar 7, 2019 • 33 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Hugh Jackman’s latest film, Logan. It’s Wolverine’s last stand and both our culture vultures gave the films two thumbs up. They also discuss Karan Johar blaming Kangana Ranaut for playing the victim card…
Episode 33
Mar 7, 2019 • 29 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen go from Bollywood to Oscars, to films the Central Board of Film Certification doesn’t want you to watch. Find out what Pal thought of Rangoon. Hear them weigh in on the controversy surrounding the award-winning…
Episode 32
Mar 7, 2019 • 49 min
It’s a very special episode this week because Jerry Pinto joins Rajyasree Sen and Deepanjana Pal, all the way from America. Pinto has written a new novel, Murder in Mahim. Set in Mumbai, the novel begins with a dead body that’s found in a local train…
Episode 31
Mar 7, 2019 • 30 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have everything from books to award shows on their mind. Find out what they thought of Adele, James Corden and Beyonce’s performances at the Grammys. Sen has a crush on Stephen Fry and she might just be turning…
Episode 30
Mar 7, 2019 • 31 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen are unimpressed by Badrinath Ki Dulhania but giddy with excitement about Phillauri, Anushka Sharma’s new film. Find out what Sen thought of the most expensive film tonne made in China – The Great Wall, starring…
Episode 29
Mar 7, 2019 • 36 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Sanjay Leela Bhansali being assaulted and the demands of the Karni Sena that is offended by Bhansali’s Padmavati. Did you think there would come a day when a Hindu Right-leaning group would raise hell to…
Episode 28
Mar 7, 2019 • 29 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss a new Netflix documentary called The Karma Killings, a new Samsung ad featuring Dangal star Sanya Malhotra, the West Bengal tourism ad featuring Shah Rukh Khan and his new film Raees. And finally, they…
Episode 27
Mar 7, 2019 • 36 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Haraamkhor, and Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Ok Jaanu. They also talk about Sankalp Reddy’s The Ghazi Attack which, as claimed by the makers, is the first Indian film…
Episode 26
Mar 7, 2019 • 36 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss whether Sansui Stardust Awards compare to the Golden Globes. If you thought that everyone in Bollywood had copped out of making a statement, let Sen tell you how Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan…
Episode 25
Mar 7, 2019 • 35 min
The new year is here, and so are our culture vultures, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen. Can Raees do what Dangal did? Also, what’s this new avatar that Ranveer Singh has in the new Thumbs Up ad? And if you’ve been wondering why Hrithik Roshan is dancing…
Episode 24
Mar 7, 2019 • 32 min
This week, Abhinandan Sekhri joins Deepanjana Pal on the podcast, which means we need to preface this with an advisory: some of the language this time is, ummm, strictly PG-16. Find out what Pal has to say about the criticism that some feminists had for…
Episode 23
Mar 7, 2019 • 29 min
What’s in a movie trailer? When it comes to Subhash Kapoor’s Jolly LLB 2 and Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jassoos, a lot. Rajyasree Sen and Deepanjana Pal talk about moustaches and other curiosities as they dissect these newly-released trailers. Both of them are…
Episode 22
Mar 7, 2019 • 39 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen start off with Aditya Chopra’s Befikre, the bizarre characterisation & whether Ranveer Singh & Vaani Kapoor have done a good job. Also, Ok Jaanu’s trailer about yet another couple having premarital sex, Shah…
Episode 21
Mar 7, 2019 • 28 min
It’s NSFW time on our pop culture podcast, courtesy DJ and producer Nanok’s Lay You Down. Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have a few questions and a little disagreement about the video that shows Monica Dogra and Anushka Manchanda making out in proud,…
Kahaani 2 - Review
Mar 7, 2019 • 16 min
Deepanjana Pal And Rajyasree Sen watched Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2 for you and the film, unlike its predecessor, hasn’t really scored highly for either of them. Find out all the twist and tales in the plot, whether no make-up is equal to great acting and…
Episode 20
Mar 6, 2019 • 34 min
The aliens have landed, Shah Rukh Khan has redefined therapy, Pakistani women are saying “Beat Me” — so much to dissect, so little time. This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi, the trailer of Martin Scorsese’s…
Episode-19
Mar 6, 2019 • 30 min
Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen are back with their weekly entertainment roundup. This week, Pal and Sen go from concert to movie to a ​N​etflix series​,​ to a cooking show​ with Zarine Khan​ and finally to ads​ that make them go hmm​. Amit Gurbaxani,…
Episode 18
Mar 6, 2019 • 33 min
Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have a special guest this week - Abhinandan Sekhri​, connoisseur of Punjabi pop and one of the few people who watched Rock On 2​. The three of them ​discuss the controversial PayTM ads​ and you can find out what Sekhri and…
Episode 17
Mar 6, 2019 • 33 min
Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen ​have watched a whole lot of television this week. Koffee with Karan, with Alia Bhatt and Shah​ ​Rukh Khan​, had Pal rolling her eyes and Sen a little worried about Khan’s multiple orgasms.​ ​There’s another Star show…
Episode 16
Mar 6, 2019 • 36 min
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil created quite a buzz and now that it is out in theatres, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen are ready with the verdict. Catch them dissect the movie and analyse the characters, language, location and everything in between. Sujoy Ghosh’s…
Episode 15
Mar 6, 2019 • 41 min
What an eventful week! From Black Mirror to a bucket full of short films, including Neeraj Pandey’s Ouch to Danny DeVito’s Curmudgeon, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have a lot to say this week. Find out what they think of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Hrithik…
Episode-14
Mar 6, 2019 • 39 min
Deepanjana Pal wasn’t here but that didn’t deter Rajyasree Sen from bringing you the next episode of Awful and Awesome, (Abhinandan Sekhri came to the rescue!). “Befikre” has 23 kisses taking place in it; Priyanka Chopra has apologised for her infamous…
Episode 13
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
It’s a special episode this week, with author and columnist Chetan Bhagat. Bhagat joins Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen to talk about his new novel, One Indian Girl. This is the first time Bhagat’s protagonist is a woman and he’s written it in first…
Episode-12
Mar 6, 2019 • 31 min
What an eventful week! Bridget Jones’s Baby, the sequel to Bridget Jones’s Diary, is out. Leena Yadav’s film Parched released. Netflix’s documentary on Amanda Knox’s controversial murder charges comes out on October 1 and in celebration of the…
Episode-11
Mar 6, 2019 • 30 min
The Emmys were historic this year, and ​Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen watched ​have some highlights for you. Katrina Kaif ​won the Smita Patil Memorial Award,​ and as far as Sen is concerned, it’s not worth outraging over. Find out why. ​ ​The…
Episode 10
Mar 5, 2019 • 31 min
This week, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen leapfrog from critically-acclaimed documentary, Placebo, to the pulpy Freaky Ali.There’s little agreement between the two of them on the film front, but when it comes to the new music released this week, there’s…
Episode 9
Mar 5, 2019 • 31 min
Is “unauthorised” basically leave to speculate? Seems that way from Yasser Usman, who has written Rekha - The Untold Story, a gossipy, breezy read. Amitabh Bachchan’s letter to his granddaughters on Teacher’s Day raises a number of questions. Is it just a…
Episode 8
Mar 5, 2019 • 34 min
From arty films on urban life to lesbians in Indian cinema and Karan Johar’s new film, there’s a lot that Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen have on their minds this week. Listen up as Pal offers an explanation for why Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose Jazbaa…
Episode 7
Mar 5, 2019 • 31 min
In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen discuss Chetan Bhagat’s #BeatPeBooty dance, his new novel, One Indian Girl & we even read out some parts from the book. Rohit Shetty directed Return of Ranveer Ching ad & Anouk’s Bold is Beautiful…
Episode 6
Mar 5, 2019 • 31 min
Did your last week go by watching uber patriotic videos that made your chest swell up to 56-inch with pride and nationalism and drove you out on the streets to celebrate the Independence Day? No, right? It went pretty much the same for Deepanjana Pal and…
Episode - 5
Mar 5, 2019 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen jump on the bandwagon to discuss what the world cannot stop talking about- Olympics! Dipa Karmakar wins hearts and prayers while American athletes set camp on a ship. Freaky Ali promises to educate…
Episode 4
Mar 5, 2019 • 31 min
It’s the only podcast that goes fearlessly from arty Death in the Gunj to pulpy Mamta Kulkarni. Listen up as Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the newly-launched TV channel FYI, cheer for the new Ghostbusters,…
Episode 3
Mar 5, 2019 • 41 min
Did you miss Comic-Con in America? Don’t worry, we have it covered for you. What is right or perhaps wrong with Tata Salt’s campaign #NamakKeWaastey? In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen review Kabali, Wonder Woman’s new trailer,…
Episode 2
Mar 4, 2019 • 31 min
Have you wondered what Pokemon Go is doing to the way you see the world? Why does Qandeel Baloch deserve serious respect from all of us? In this week’s episode, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen contemplate these questions, sex objects, Tam-Brahm boys, and…
Episode 1
Mar 4, 2019 • 30 min
Who tames the Indian male? Can Sid Mallya act his pants off? Is there an ad that you should watch? From films, books, ads, magazines, to YouTube videos, Deepanjana Pal and Rajyasree Sen bring you their picks from the world of culture in The Awful and…