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The Awful & Awesome Entertainment Wrap

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A weekly wrap up of consumable and non-consumable entertainment curated, especially for the internet age. Hosted by Abhinandan Sekhri and Rajyasree Sen. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction03:38 - Subscriber letters07:15 - Ludo26:41 - HP ad31:59 - LG ad34:38 - The Crown Season 445:50 - Subscriber letters47:57 - Soumitra Chatterjee58:06 - Facebook ad1:02:35 - Subscriber letters1:04:20 - Soorarai PottruWhile discussing a scene from Ludo, where six-year-old Mini's parents must choose between retaining their house help or keeping their pet dog:Abhinandan: The moral of the story is you must know how to cook.Rajyasree: That’s what! That’s why I cook, na, so that no one can… Abhinandan: That’s why I never tell anyone to pick anyone between that person and me because I know I’ll never be picked because I don't know how to cook.Rajyasree: Because I don’t know what quality contribution...Yours will be to shout at the person.Abhinandan: That I can. I can offer that facility.Rajyasree: Different pitches you can do it in.Abhinandan: I can offer that facility. Regular yelling I can do.Rajyasree: And a few punches now and then also.Abhinandan: That I don’t indulge in but you can keep spreading rumours. But now the good thing is that you have such little credibility, no one believes in anything you say.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 Ludo and Soorarai Pottru; Season 4 of the Netflix original The Crown; the works of Soumitra Chatterjee; and a lot more.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction03:50 - Laxmii16:18 - Subscriber letters18:29 - First Man25:36 - Tanishq Diwali ad controversy29:09 - Senco Aham ad featuring Sourav Ganguly32:04 - Subscriber letters34:10 - Lucy in the Sky45:01 - Usha exhaust fan ad47:41 - Subscriber letters54:51 - Cadbury ad57:15 - Zomato adWhile talking about Lucy in the Sky:Abhinandan: Other than technology, it’s all become easier to go on the moon, Rajyasree Sen, because the moon now is closer than it was.Rajyasree: Oohhh! Is this your input? Because you did not watch either film.Abhinandan: So, every year the moon will get closer till [after] two and a half billion years, it will just smash into the earth. Do you know that?Rajyasree: But there will be no earth then, na? We’ll be like a rock because we’ll have killed everything on this earth.Abhinandan: Do you know that?Rajyasree: No, because I think you’re making it up now.Abhinandan: Ahh, you’re right! It was worth a try.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 Laxmii, First Man and Lucy in the Sky; the Tanishq Diwali ad controversy; and various commercials.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction02:45 - Kaali Khuhi15:18 - Jump Cuts20:58 - Skore and Durex ads26:40 - Ford EcoSport ad27:21 - Subscriber letters29:39 - The Undoing39:31 - Subscriber letters42:18 - TaishTalking about the Ford EcoSport ad:Rajyasree: I wanted to buy an EcoSport. It’s a very expensive car, I want people to know.Abhinandan: Then you would have to put a ladder to get in.Rajyasree: Please, I got out of Scorpios and all so easily, as you’ve noticed.Abhinandan: You have to be pushed out and someone has to wait downstairs with a net so that you can fall into it.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 Kaali Khuhi and Taish; HBO series The Undoing; Ajay Govind’s anthology short film Jump Cuts; and a lot more.Tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Talking about Mirzapur Season 2:Rajyasree: Munna’s character is very important because… Abhinandan: Because he has no character.Rajyasree: He really has no character, he’s a horrible character.Abhinandan: That’s why it was funny. You don’t have to justify my joke, it was implicit in the joke.Rajyasree: No, no, you have to explain. Hindi cinema has taught me.Abhinandan: Making a joke in front of you is really like “Bhains ke aage been bajana”.Rajyasree: Now you’re calling me a bhains? I’ve told you don’t fat-shame all the time.Abhinandan: It’s a muhawra in Hindi.Rajyasree: Either you’re calling me black or you’re calling me fat, it’s so shameful to do this to a person.Abhinandan: Can we move on?Rajyasree: Obviously, because I’ll start crying otherwise.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 Rebecca and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; the web series The Queen's Gambit and Mirzapur Season 2; and Eros Now’s controversial Navratri ad campaign.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction01:51: Borat 215:00: Letters from listeners17:27: Rebecca29:15: Eros Now controversy32:36: Mirzapur Season 244:28: Letters from listeners47:33: The Queen's Gambit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
While talking about the Oppo ad:Abhinandan: It ends with a line, “Let’s be the light in each other's lives.” So, on that note, Rajyasree, I have no idea what… Rajyasree: I’m the light in your life, you’ll have to admit. I’m not the light in your life? My name means light of the kingdom.Abhinandan: So nice. That kingdom of chudails you can go light up!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 Trial of the Chicago 7 and Tamil anthology film Putham Pudhu Kaalai; web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story; the controversy surrounding the film 800; and a lot more.Tune in!PS: Abhinandan and Rajyasree go back in time to when they first watched DDLJ.Timecodes00:08: Introduction01:43: Letters from listeners04:32: The Trial of the Chicago 720:18: Ain’t No Peace by Akon23:12: Letters from listeners27:17: Putham Pudhu Kaalai35:08: Letters from listeners43:10: Scam 199257:55: Letters from listeners1:01:44: 800 controversy1:09:42: Google Nest and Oppo ads1:16:23: Letters from listeners See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
While talking about Ginny Weds Sunny:Abhinandan: She's really good. Yami Gautam, I think…Rajyasree: Please ya, Abhinandan! She was not good at all in this.Abhinandan: You said your bit, na?Rajyasree: Arrey, but you can't be delusional. I don't want you to be, na?Abhinandan: You are completely allowed to be delusional. See! We do this podcast together for, I don't know how many 300 episodes, thinking people are listening at the other end. And these emails that we keep writing, pretending to be other people.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 Ginny Weds Sunny; Netflix docuseries Bad Boy Billionaires: India; the Tanishq ad controversy; Vijay Devarakonda’s comments on democracy; and a lot more.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction01:38: Dollar Big Boss ad06:03: Google Shopping ad 08:20: Letters from listeners15:32: Ginny Weds Sunny27:17: Vijay Devarakonda’s comments 33:24: Letters from listeners35:43: Bad Boy Billionaires: India55:16: Letters from listeners1:04:05: Tanishq ad controversy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
While talking about their favourite James Bond actors:Abhinandan: This was I think about eight or nine years ago. He’s much taller in person than he looks. He looks slight.Rajyasree: What do you mean, Abhinandan? He looks tall only.Abhinandan: He does? Acha, he doesn't look like…he’s a biggish guy. There was this guy with this white dhaadi (beard) and a white mooch (moustache) and with a shirt. He was pushing this pram and a lady was walking with him.Rajyasree: You thought they’d stolen a grandchild...?Abhinandan: I didn’t know who it was. My friend who was with me said that’s Pierce Brosnan. I looked and it was PIERCE BROSNAN, ya! I was like, “Now, what should I do?”Rajyasree: What did you do?Abhinandan: Nothing. I looked at him and continued walking.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 Serious Men; true crime documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door; short film The Discreet Charm Of The Savarnas; Bond theme song No Time to Die by Billie Eilish; and Bigg Boss Season 14.Tune in!Timecodes00:08: Introduction02:40: Letters from listeners06:47: Serious Men23:55: Letters from listeners25:36: The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas34:15: Letters from listeners41:12: American Murder: The Family Next Door51:22: Letters from listeners54:43: Bigg Boss 1459:54: No Time To Die by  Billie Eilish See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Talking about the Bhojpuri Rap ‘Bambai Main Ka Ba’:Rohit: Abhinandan, I’m not being a linguist because Bhojpuri is not my first language but it’s not Bambai Main Kaaba, it is Bambai Main Ka Ba.Abhinandan: Oh, I thought Kaaba.Rajyasree: Kaaba, as in the Islamic structure?Abhinandan: As Jagjit Singh said, “Kaabe se parda mat uthao varna wa bhi vahi...”Rohit: No, no, no! “Khuda ke waaste parda na kaabe se uthaa zaalim.”Rajyasree: Even that’s incorrect! Very good! Rohit: Oh, my God! Brilliant! So, we are on top of the things already.Rajyasree and Abhinandan burst out laughing.This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri, Rajyasree Sen and Newslaundry subscriber Rohit Mehrotra discuss the series Criminal UK, PariWar, and Tehran; Manoj Bajpayee's Bhojpuri rap Bambai Main Ka Ba; Dua Lipa’s New Rules for Covid Dating; Ali Sethi’s Pehla Qadam; and Mariah Carey’s memoir.Tune in!Timecodes0:08: Introduction03:36: Bambai Main Ka Ba07:49: New Rules For Covid Dating by Dua Lipa14:42: Pehla Qadam by Ali Sethi19:44: Paar Chanaa De by Shilpa Rao and Noori29:34: Letters from listeners31:57: Criminal UK Season 238:01: PariWar49:13: Oppo ad #BeTheInfinite55:35: Cred Series1:00:55: Tehran1:07:08: The Meaning of Mariah Carey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (17)

Dhishan Kudwalli (Dinky)

nice.

Aug 18th
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Ajay Chaudhary

One of the best podcasts on entertainment, pop culture and many other things, not more for the reviews but the overall entertainment quotient.

Apr 29th
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Pratap Nair

Gr8 funny episode 😃😃👍

Feb 13th
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Siddhesh Hirlekar

rajshree should have been in this one when abhinandan would have been blushing throughout thanks to his encounter with deepika.

Jan 10th
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Bhargavi Chandrashekar

Parineeti Chopra's contract for "Beti Bachao Beti Badho" had ended in April 2017, WAY BEFORE CAA 2019 Came into existence.

Dec 26th
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Pratap Nair

Good fun episode

Dec 25th
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Bhargavi Chandrashekar

Pose is available to stream on both Hotstar Premium and Netflix in India.

Dec 18th
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Bhargavi Chandrashekar

It's "ɡal ɡaˈdot" not Gal Gado.

Dec 14th
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Apurva Mehta

Prakash was boring as hell. Perhaps the only episode of TA&A where I got thoroughly bored and was literally waiting for the eposide to end, so that I could end my walk and go home.

Dec 12th
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Pratap Nair

Absolute fun episode

Nov 28th
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Phillip J. Fry

congrats on the award for the best podcast!

Nov 20th
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Pratap Nair

This is truly the best podcast. This week Rajyashree was missed.

Nov 14th
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Phillip J. Fry

I believe that Kumbalangi Nights is a great movie. As an entertaining, original and quite well performed movie. Not sure about the politics. Seems like what a "Film Critic" would look at in a movie. You may have also lost something in the language but I enjoyed the movie and found it refreshing.

Sep 13th
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Siddhesh Hirlekar

gotta love the banter!

Jul 19th
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