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4: Angrezi Babu

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Episode  ·  8 Plays  ·  52:08  ·  Sep 10, 2019


This week our judgy gaze turns to the use of English in Bollywood cinema. From its necessary use in classics like Lagaan, to Indian rappers adding obligatory (are they though?) mixed-language verses to every song, we examine the rise of English and hip-hop culture in modern day Bollywood. Does the advent of the Universal Language add to the storytelling of Bollywood films, or does it serve only to detract from the traditional feel of a Bollywood movie? Chalo, hum figure out karte hain.

52m 8s  ·  Sep 10, 2019

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