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The latest in Bollywood news & reviews with host Shah Shahid as he is joined by a new guest every episode with a monthly roundup, as well as reviews of film remakes, in comparison to the source material they're based on.

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The latest in Bollywood news & reviews with host Shah Shahid as he is joined by a new guest every episode with a monthly roundup, as well as reviews of film remakes, in comparison to the source material they're based on.

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Must-listen for Bollywood fans

By Alisa Rivera - May 31 2018
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I’m a newcomer to Bollywood and still learning about the industry and the stars. The Hindi film industry puts out more than 1,500 movies each year so it can be daunting to sort through new releases and figure out what you want to see, not to mention which of the many (MANY) classic Bolly films to check out online. Host Shah Shahid does a great job of discussing the latest industry news while also throwing a spotlight on classics by comparing Bollywood remakes with the Hollywood films that inspired them. He balances humor with solid research on the film industry. He also features many guest podcasters, some of them part of the Desi diaspora like himself, others who are not Desi but have a passion for Indian film. This is a must-listen for Bollywood fans everywhere.

Great Podcast

By AssistantScott - Mar 02 2016
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The idea for this podcast is very clever. Bollywood remakes so many movies from other countries — and from other parts of India, too! — that it’s fun to hear how the reboots compare to the originals. Really enjoy listening to Shah and his guests!

iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
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Must-listen for Bollywood fans

By Alisa Rivera - May 31 2018
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I’m a newcomer to Bollywood and still learning about the industry and the stars. The Hindi film industry puts out more than 1,500 movies each year so it can be daunting to sort through new releases and figure out what you want to see, not to mention which of the many (MANY) classic Bolly films to check out online. Host Shah Shahid does a great job of discussing the latest industry news while also throwing a spotlight on classics by comparing Bollywood remakes with the Hollywood films that inspired them. He balances humor with solid research on the film industry. He also features many guest podcasters, some of them part of the Desi diaspora like himself, others who are not Desi but have a passion for Indian film. This is a must-listen for Bollywood fans everywhere.

Great Podcast

By AssistantScott - Mar 02 2016
Read more
The idea for this podcast is very clever. Bollywood remakes so many movies from other countries — and from other parts of India, too! — that it’s fun to hear how the reboots compare to the originals. Really enjoy listening to Shah and his guests!

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The latest in Bollywood news & reviews with host Shah Shahid as he is joined by a new guest every episode with a monthly roundup, as well as reviews of film remakes, in comparison to the source material they're based on.

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Rank #1: 57: Deconstructing Amazon Prime's 'Made In Heaven'

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Film Companion’s Suchin Mehrotra joins Shah Shahid to discuss the new Amazon Prime original Indian series, Made In Heaven, and breaks down the shows successes and failures.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

My non-Spoiler Review of Made In Heaven.

Suchin’s Interview with Shashank Arora. 

Shah and I discuss what they liked best about Made In Heaven.

How Made In Heaven separates itself from the usual TV format of storytelling.

Are the characters of Made In Heaven redeemed by the end?

Did Tara cheat?

We discuss how various forms of representation is handled by Made In Heaven.

Is Made In Heaven ‘classist’ or misrepresenting towards class issues in India? 

Suchin and I discuss why they enjoy Zoya Akhtar’s works, in comparison to other active directors right now. 

Find out what both Suchin and I agree is the biggest problem of 

Made In Heaven.

Suchin’s round-up of Indian Streaming services available at Film Companion.

Suchin breaks down how Streaming platforms are benefitting on-screen talent, as much as off-screen talent. 

CONTACT INFO: 

Suchin’s articles and stories at Film Companion

Suchin’s Twitter: @suchin545

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow Shah Shahid on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW: 

Apple Podcasts  | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favourite Podcasting App!   

If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a Review + Rating here:

Support Shah and the Podcast on Patreon!

#MadeInHeaven #AmazonPrime #Bollywood #FilmCompanion #SuchinMehrotra #SobhitaDhulipala #ArjunMathur #JimSarbh #Podcast

Apr 26 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: 56: Movie Review: 'Captain Marvel'

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When a new Marvel Studios' movie releases, I, of course, have to be there front and center to watch the hell out of it. So here is my Movie Review of the first female superhero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Captain Marvel'. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Who is Captain Marvel?
  • How does 'Captain Marvel' fit into the MCU? 
  • How accessible is 'Captain Marvel' if you haven't seen many MCU movies? 
  • I discuss how 'Captain Marvel' made me aware of a superhero trope that I didn't know existed before. 
  • My take on the strongest and most ridiculous criticism behind 'Captain Marvel'. 
  • Brie Larson is an absolute delight. 
  • We take Samuel L. Jackson for granted way too much. 
  • Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise take away after watching 'Captain Marvel'. 
  • I discuss what the most unnecessary aspect of 'Captain Marvel' was. 

CONTACT INFO:

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow me on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favorite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave me a Review + Rating here:

Support me and the Podcast on Patreon!

#CaptainMarvel #BrieLarson #MCU #Marvel #MarvelStudios #SamuelLJackon #BenMendelsohn #MovieReview #FilmReview #JudeLaw #AnnetteBenning

Mar 11 2019

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Rank #3: 55: Movie Review: The Inspirational 'Gully Boy'

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One of the year's best Bollywood movies comes to us in the form of Gully Boy, based on true stories of one man's aspirations to be more than they are. Check out my Movie Review on this episode. 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

you forget who Ranveer Singh is with this performance.

satisfactory in a brief appearance.

CONTACT INFO:

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow me on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO WATCH THE SHOW: 

You can watch this Movie Review on YouTube.

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favorite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave me a Review + Rating here:

Support me and the Podcast on Patreon!

Feb 23 2019

18mins

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Rank #4: 54: The Epic Titans TV Review

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DC Comics latest live action adaptation is the totally R-Rated Titans, which I totally watched and totally loved. So here is my Season 1 Review of Titans!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Breaking down what the Titans were in comic books and how this adaptation happened. 

  • How appropriate is Titans for kids, and who is the intended audience? 

  • What is the premise behind Titans?

  • How the marketing behind the series kind of screwed audience’s initial perception.

  • Why Titans works as DC & WB’s first R-Rated show featuring mainstream characters. 

  • How Titans is nothing like the CW-verse of DC TV Shows!

  • For more about the CW-verse shows check out this episode of the Split Screen Podcast. 

  • Brenton Thwaites is incredibly mature as Dick Grayson / Robin.

  • Anna Diop steals the show as Starfire.

  • Ryan Potter as Beast Boy is wonderful.

  • The world building in Titans is pretty insane. 

CONTACT INFO:

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow me on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favorite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave me a Review + Rating here:

Support me and the Podcast on Patreon!

#Titans #BrentonThwaites #AnnaDiop #RyanPotter #TeeganCroft #Robin #Raven #TeenTitans #DCComics #DC #WB #DCUniverse #BeastBoy #TVReview #Netflix

Feb 06 2019

24mins

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Rank #5: 53: Remake Reviews: A Star Is Born. Repeatedly.

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I’m joined by Alisa Rivera to discuss one of the year's Oscar nominees, A Star Is Born, and it’s many remakes, even including a Bollywood version that is, interesting. I guess. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Check out Alisa on the January Bollywood News recap episode.

  • Alisa and I have drastically different reactions to the 2018 version of A Star Is Born.

  • Find out about ALL of Alisa’s issues with the Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga starring version. 

  • I realize my own ignorance towards the misogyny of the story of all the versions of A Star Is Born.

  • Find out which version of A Star Is Born Alisa LOVED the most! Which is the same movie that I HATED of all the versions. 

  • Is the actual story of all the versions of A Star Is Born inherently problematic?

  • Which version of A Star Is Born is YOUR favorite?

CONTACT INFO:

Alisa’s Twitter: @BollywoodNewbie

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow Shah on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favorite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave me a Review + Rating here

Support me and the Podcast on Patreon!

#AStarIsBorn #BradleyCooper #LadyGaga #Remakes #RemakeReviews #Aashiqui2 #Oscars2019 #OscarNominee #AcademyAwards #Oscars #BollywoodRemake

Jan 29 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: 52: Rajkumar Hirani, Gully Boy, A Lesbian Love Story And The Problem With Favs

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Alisa Rivera returns to the show on this episode to recap the latest Bollywood news for January 2019, as we look at the latest #MeToo moment in Bollywood as well as the problem with ‘stanning’ favourites in the industry. We also gush about the Gully Boy & Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga trailers. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Our last episode looked back at the #MeToo moments of Bollywood in 2018.

  • Rajkumar Hirani, director of P.K., 3 Idiots and Sanju is the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct.

  • Alisa & I react to the silence of Bollywood in this instance. 

  • Is it really hard to separate the art from the artist?

  • I say ‘Woody Harellson’ when I mean ‘Woody Allen’. 

  • The real problem with ‘faving’ or ‘stanning’ stars we admire. 

  • Is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Hai To Asia Laga the Black Panther or Wonder Woman of Bollywood when it comes to representation?

  • We discuss the nuances of Ranveer Singh’s haircut in the Gully Boy trailer.

CONTACT INFO:

Alisa’s Twitter: @BollywoodNewbie

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow Shah on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favourite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave me a Review + Rating here

Support me and the Podcast on Patreon!

#GullyBoy #EkLadkiKoDekhaAisaLaga #RajkumarHirani #MeToo #MeTooBollywood #BollywoodNews #LGTBQ #RanveerSingh #AliaBhatt #AnilKapoor #SonamKapoor #RajkumarRao #JuhiChawla

Jan 22 2019

42mins

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Rank #7: 51: Bollywood's Biggest Moments Of 2018

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On this first recording of 2019, we take a look back at the year that was in Bollywood in 2018, recounting the biggest moments, the most controversial scandals, the greatest and not so great movies, as well as which new movie star rocked the year. Join Samarpita Dutta and I as we look at the Bollywood year that was 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS!

I catch up with Sam about what she’s been upto the last few months. 

I ambush Sam with a special personal revelation and thank you. 

Listen to Sam on the Pardesi YT Podcast here. 

Check out my appearance on Talk Film Society’s Podcast series M. Night Frights here.

We compare the Padmaavat controversy with the lack of issues with Manikarnika.

Check out Sam’s episode providing history into the real Padmavati.

Check out Kathy Gibson and my Movie Review of Padmaavat.

We recount all the accused during Bollywood’s #MeToo movement, and wonder if it will have any lasting impact. 

Who had the best and worst reactions about India’s #MeToo movement?

Sam gives economic reasons to why movies like Hichki, Sui Dhaaga, Badhai Ho, Stree, etc were so commercially successful in 2018.

Listen to Kathy Gibbon’s and my hate for Badrinath Ki Dulhania on Episode 29.

Sam’s amazing rant about the failure of movies by the Khans and ‘rise’ of others. 

Find out who were the best debuts in Bollywood in 2018. 

CONTACT INFO:

Samarpita’s articles on BollyBrit.com

Samarpita’s Twitter: @lipstickpatrol

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow me on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail me: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favourite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave me a Review + Rating here:

Support me and the Podcast on Patreon!

#Bollywood #SamarpitaDutta #BollyBrit #MeToo #Padmaavat #2018 #RanveerSingh #DeepikaPadukone #PriyankaChopra

Jan 11 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #8: 50: To All The Robin Hoods We've Loved Before

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The always exceptional Allan Mott returns to Review the new Robin Hood (2018), as him and host Shah Shahid compare the new movie to all the greatest Robin Hood cinematic adventures that preceded this new incarnation. 

HIGHLIGHTS!

  • Allan updates Shah on what’s he’s been watching. 

  • Check out Allan’s first appearance on Split Screen Podcast in Episode 24.

  • Allan synopsizes the 2018 Robin Hood remake.

  • Allan & Shah agree, while also disagreeing about the new Robin Hood.

  • Spoiler Warning

  • Allan & Shah discuss what makes the new Robin Hood not that great.

  • The importance of Jamie Foxx's character

  • Is Taran Egerton too young to play a battle-hardened Robin Hood?

  • Why is Errol Flynn considered the definitive Robin Hood? 

  • Allan & Shah gush about Robin & Marian.

  • What was Allan's problem with the 2010 Robin Hood with Russell Crowe?

  • Who is Allan’s definitive Robin Hood? And the worst Robin Hood?

  • Shah reveals which Robin Hood he was surprised to dislike the most.

  • Why does Robin Hood keep getting remade?

  • Allan pitches a Bollywood contemporary version of Robin Hood.

  • Allan reveals his ulterior motives for being on this podcast.

CONTACT INFO:

Allan’s website: Vanity Fear

Allan’s Twitter: @HouseofGlib

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow Shah on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Or your favorite Podcasting App!

If you enjoyed the episode, leave us a Review + Rating here.

Support Shah and the Podcast on Patreon!

#RobinHood #TaranEgerton #JamieFoxx #BenMendelsohn #RemakeReviews #MovieReviews

Jan 04 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #9: 49: The Bollywood Remake Of 'Chinatown'

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The co-host of Bollywood Is For Lovers podcast, Matt Bowes, joins Shah Shahid to compare the legendary Hollywood movie Chinatown, to its (apparent) Bollywood remake, Manorama Six Feet. We discuss how the remake modifies the pre-Los Angeles landscape into rural Indian setting while trying to maintain the essence of the original screenplay. Also Hindi to English linguistics, for some reason.

SHOW NOTES:

Shah confesses a dark secret to Matt about Chinatown.

Check out the Split Screen Podcast episode featuring Erin, comparing the remake of Parinda in Episode 14.

Matt shares the inner workings of his Podcast, Bollywood Is For Lovers, and the challenges & benefits of working with your significant other, and who does what on his show.

Matt explains why they are so adamant about legal content consumption.

Matt & Shah discuss the legitimacy of modifying cultural references when subtitling Indian movies.

Shah tries to explain to Matt why South Asians on a majority, aren’t fans of Farah Khan movies.

The Om Shanti Om was episode 42 of the Split Screen Podcast with KayFil.

Matt & Shah veer off the rails to gush about their love of Dune. Potential future podcast episode maybe?

Matt synopsizes Chinatown while staying away from the Roman Polanski controversy.

Matt & Shah compare the changes made from Chinatown to Manorama Six Feet Under.

A discussion on how Abhay Deol is not the typical star-kid and is a more well rounded and underrated actor.

Episode 10 of the Split Screen Podcast compared the Emma movie to the Bollywood Aisha.

How does the scandalous ending of both Chinatown compare to the adapted version in Manorama Six Feet Under?

Wanna know what Nawazuddin Siddiqui has to do with Manorama Six Feet Under? Find out near the end of this episode.

Matt & Shah fan-cast a bigger budget Bollywood remake of Chinatown with bigger stars and directors.

CONTACT INFO:

Matt's Podcast: Bollywood Is For Lovers

Matt's Podcast Twitter: @bollywoodpod

Matt's Twitter: @matt_bowes

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow Shah Shahid on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Like Us On Facebook: Blank Page Beatdown

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Or your favorite Podcasting App!

Support Shah and the Podcast on Patreon!

Nov 09 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #10: 48: Bollywood News Round-Up & Trailers For Sui Dhaaga, Manmarziyaan, Pataakha And More!

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On this episode of the Split Screen Podcast, host Shah Shahid is joined by Sal Salam for the monthly Bollywood news roundup, as well as looking at trailer for Bollywood movies releasing in September 2018.

NEWS

Priyanka Chopra + Nick Jonas engagement.

Priyanka tweeted congratulations to Ayush Sharma mitigating Bharat fall out?

Irrfan has left the Amazon Prime / AIB series Gormint, over his health.

New Koffee With Karan season is confirmed, because apparently it wasn't before!

Karan Johar announces Takht, his next massively cast directorial venture.

Apparently Veer-Bir is a thing?

Posters forJabariya Jodi, Siddharth & Parineeti’s new movie released!

TRAILERS

Laila Majnu releases September 7, 2018.

Trailer for Laila Majnu can be seen here.

Paltan releases on September 7th.

Check out the trailer for the boring military movie.

Manmarziyaan is releasing on September 14th.

Check out the amazing trailer for the movie.

Pataakha releases on 28th September.

Watch the trailer for Pataakha.

Sui Dhaaga releases on September 28th.

See the heartwarming trailer for Sui Dhaaga.

Love Sonia is releasing on September 14th.

Watch the Trailer for Love Sonia.

CONTACT INFO:

Sal’s Tumblr: The Filmi Femmes

Sal’s Twitter: @Salandthebadpun

Follow the Podcast on Twitter: @splitscreen_pod

Follow Shah Shahid on Twitter: @theshahshahid

Want to be a guest on the show? Or for any other inquiries e-mail Shah: shah@blankpagebeatdown.com

WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or your favourite Podcasting app!

Support the show on Patreon.

Sep 03 2018

1hr 36mins

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