[13] The Magic of Bollywood feat. The Bollywood Nerd

Show Notes

In this episode of Culture by Culture, Delia interviews the Bollywood Nerd! We discuss the magic of Indian cinema, the parallels in Indian and Nigerian cinema, colorism in Bollywood, cultural exploration, anime, and more! What are your favorite Bollywood films?

Things discussed in this episode:

  • Recommendations for Bollywood newbies:
    • Classics – ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,’ ‘Kabhi Khushi Kahbie Gham,’ ‘Devdas’ (the most expensive Indian film to be shot at the time), ‘Mohabbatein,’ and ‘Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’
    • Docuseries – ‘The Romantics’
    • Recent – ‘Pathaan,’ ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ and ‘RRR’
    • South – ‘Sita Ramam’
    • Fun – ‘Dil Dhadakne Do,’ ‘Dil Chahta Hai,’ and ‘Gully Boy’
    • Directors – Sanja Lela Bhansali, Karan Johar, Imtiaz Ali, S.S. Rajamouli, Zoya Akhtar
  • ***“Naatu Naatu,” from, ‘RRR’ – Winner of Best Original Song at the 2023 Oscars and Golden Globes and nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Non-English Language Film
  • Beewani Mastani,” from, ‘Bajirao Mastani’
  • Other Indian films: ‘Student of the Year,’ ‘Anjaana Anjaani,’ ‘Lali,’ ‘Married Again,’ ‘Virah,’ ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho,’’Two States,’ ‘OK Kanmani,’ ‘Lust Stories,’ ‘Bombay Talkies,’ ‘Lust Stories 1,’ ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ ‘Saawariya,’ ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,’ ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl,’ ‘Khaali Peeli,’Tamasha,’ ‘Tiger Zinda Hai,’
  • Other Indian directors: ‘Yash Chopra’
  • Blogs: Film Companion, Pinkvilla
  • K-dramas: Alchemy of Souls,’ ‘Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol,’ ‘Because This is My Fist Life,’
  • Anime: ‘Bleach,’ ‘One Piece,’ ‘Fairy Tail,’ ‘Full Metal Alchemist,’ ‘Food Wars,’ ‘Attack on Titan,’ ‘Demon Slayer,’ ‘Hunter x Hunter,’ and, ‘My Hero Academia’
  • Other Anime: ‘One Punch Man,’ ‘Mob Psycho,’ and ‘Naruto’



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Culture by Culture is a multidimensional podcast exploration into Black and Asian pop-cultural ties. Part sociology, history, and pop-culture podcast, it covers everything from deep-dives into our favorite gateway media, interviews with experts to help guide us through our historical and current cultural connections, and conversations with fellow nerds digging into our cultural identities and our pop-cultural interests.

Our mission is to understand and foster the unity that has historically existed between our cultures through our shared interests in each other’s pop-culture.