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EP 39: Mira Nair

Brown History Podcast

We sit with world-renowned filmmaker Mira Nair. Her films include Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Mississippi Masala, and Salaam Bombay for which she was nominated for an Oscar. To support or to shop, visit: www.brownhistorypodcast.com Check out the Brown History Newsletter


13 Jun 2022

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[Full episode] Lil Miss Hot Mess, Mira Nair, Priyanka

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Drag queen and author Lil Miss Hot Mess discusses Drag Queen Story Hour, her new picture book, and the magical connection between kids and the art of drag. Hollywood and Bollywood director Mira Nair tells us how her early life in Odisha, India shaped her voice as a filmmaker, plus, why she believes making movies is a political act in itself. Canada's Drag Race Season 1 winner Priyanka fills us in on her life after the show, the success of her debut EP and how she feels about headlining Toronto Pride this year.

1hr 9mins

9 Jun 2022

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Episode 24, Reel 1: X, Jackass Forever, Deep Water, Wages of Fear, Battle Royale, Mira Nair's Shantaram, Sorcerer

Double Reel

The Adamsons are back to help you through April 2022 with the latest episode of their monthly magazine podcast for film nerds. In Reel 1 we bring you a monthly round up of news and reviews as well as our regular features. This month includes: Preview of our upcoming feature on the new Nic Cage film; Reviews of new and newish films X, Jackass Forever, Deep Water, West Side Story, Death on the Nile and The King of Staten Island; April's entry in 2022: A Kubrick Odyssey, featuring the legendary Roman epic Spartacus; Classics and Recommended: The Wages of Fear; Hidden Gem: Battle Royale;  The One That Got Away: Mira Nair's Shantaram; Remake Hatewatch: Sorcerer (the 1977 remake of this month's Classic feature). Reel 2 is also out now featuring our latest Big Conversation on the Oscars.

1hr 42mins

25 Apr 2022

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Episode 33 - Mira Nair - The Namesake vs. Monsoon Wedding

Film Detectives

The Film Detectives bring you an educational episode delving into the cinema of Mira Nair. In this episode we discuss her films and how they've shaped modern cinema and world cinema, The Namesake (2006) and Monsoon Wedding (2001) . Hosted by Elliot Herman and Trevor Newlin.


19 Mar 2022

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Spine 489: Mira Nair Fiction Shorts

Lost in Criterion

We finish up the "And Seven Short Films" included on the Monsoon Wedding release with the four fiction shorts included: The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat (1993), her section of the 11'09'01 anthology (2002), Migration (2007), and How Can it Be? (2008).They are an interesting mix of Nair's work made under a variety of political impetuses. 

1hr 40mins

25 Feb 2022

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29 Sep 2021

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#356 - Mira Nair, Sarita Choudhury, and Ed Lachman on Mississippi Masala

Film at Lincoln Center Podcast

On today’s episode of our daily NYFF59 podcasts, we’re joined by the creative team behind Mississippi Masala, a Revivals selection in this year’s New York Film Festival. In this talk sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, writer Jhumpa Lahiri speaks with director Mira Nair, lead actress Sarita Choudhury, and Director of Photography Ed Lachman about this seminal screen romance of the 1990s. In Mississippi Masala, Sarita Choudhury plays Mina, a Ugandan Indian from Kampala whose family leaves Uganda after the implementation of Idi Amin’s policy of forcefully expelling all Asians from the country. They wind up in Greenwood, Mississippi, living with relatives and trying to reconcile the trauma of their involuntary exile with assimilating to American culture. Some 17 years pass before Mina falls for a self-employed carpet cleaner, Demetrius (played by Denzel Washington), and their romance puts them in conflict with the local Black and Indian-American communities—not to mention Mina’s family. At once a powerful parable and a deeply personal work, Mississippi Masala remains an incisive examination of race relations and the tension between passion and tradition. To learn more and get tickets for this year's NYFF, taking place through October 10 indoors and outdoors throughout NYC, visit filmlinc.org/nyff.


28 Sep 2021

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My journey from Calcutta to the west & working with Mira Nair in A Suitable boy.

Power Women

With the launch of our #PersonalAdvisoryBoards, we are on a journey to be inspired and powered by other talented women from across the globe. We know the feeling of being moved by art and transported to new experiences, emotions and places. #PowerWomenOfIndia is incredibly honoured and excited to have among us the very talented artist, Mahira Kakkar.Mahira will share with us, her journey from Calcutta to the west and the high of working with acclaimed film-maker Mira Nair in "A Suitable Boy". Mahira is a New York City-based actor who has worked in film, television and theater. Born in Kolkata she is the first person of Indian origin to attend The Julliard School’s Drama Division. In the last 16 years, Mahira has acted on stage, television and films, with appearances in Orange is the New Black, New Amsterdam and Louie. She has appeared in numerous plays both in New York and around the world, and guest-starred on many television shows. In 2013 she starred in Hank and Asha, for which she won Best Actress at the Napa Valley Film Festival.The hosts for the event are our stellar #boss ladies Mrinalini Ramakrishnan and Shruti Van Dyke Gandhi. This is an invitation only event with limited seats. If you would like to attend, please kindly RSVP. We will share the login details a day before the event. I am confident that conversations will traverse the reel and real worlds, packed with take-aways that will hold us in good stead.


16 Feb 2021

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This week, Diva Dailies fan favorite Angie (@poetrysoul3) is back to break down one of her favorite comfort movies, The Namesake (2006) starring our divas of the week: Tabu & Mira Nair. As a fan of Indian movies, Angie shares how she became a fan of the genre and some personal experiences of traveling to India. We also discuss how the Oscars treat non-Western films, the immigrant experience, and the “Maxines” of the world.LOGLINE: The Namesake depicts the struggles of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli (Irrfan Khan and Tabu), first-generation immigrants from the East Indian state of West Bengal to the United States, and their American-born children Gogol (Kal Penn) and Sonia (Sahira Nair). *Email us for show notes: divadailiespod@gmail.com*Twitter & Instagram: @divadailiespod*Diva Hotline: 714-729-3121TIME STAMPS:- Oscar & Razzie Moment of the Week (02:37) - Movie Breakdown (11:52)- Pop Corn & Pop Stars (52:46)- Spill the Technicolor Tea (64:42)- Tinseltown Showdown (69:02)- Show Me the Receipts (74:19)- Closing Thoughts/Impact (76:10)- Coming Attractions (78:51)

1hr 21mins

11 Nov 2020

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Mira Nair's adaptation of A Suitable Boy looks at family and political tensions in post-partition India

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

The Indian filmmaker spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about her screen adaptation of Vikram Seth's bestselling novel. The series was the closing night presentation at TIFF 2020.


27 Sep 2020