Split Screen Podcast: Episode 13 – Bollywood Director Remakes Own Movie In Hollywood
It’s always a learning experience comparing films originating from one film industry, to another from a different country and culture, made by a different set of people interpreting the original. What makes this episode of the Split Screen Podcast a little unique, is that it’s the same Director as the original, interpreting his own film, decades later for a different film industry.
Join me, as I welcome Erin Fraser from the Bollywood Is For Lovers Podcast, and we see how Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Parinda’ (1989) in Bollywood, differs from his own remake of ‘Broken Horses’ (2015) in Hollywood, in Episode 13 of the Split Screen Podcast.
Here’s a quick reminder of what this podcast is about:
The Split Screen Podcast will compare and analyze movies that are adaptations of other works, directly with the source material that they were inspired by. The realm of these films contain adaptions of novels, comic books, other films or TV shows, or any other movies that were directly inspired by another piece of work.
Being a host of a Bollywood themed Podcast myself, it’s incredibly difficult not to compare my own approach, to that of other Bollywood Podcast hosts. I’ve had a few on the show already, and there are more to come. So I get a little insecure when another pair of hosts, who are not South Asian, who only discovered Bollywood a few years ago, do it a whole lot better than me. But I’ve made my peace with is part of my ongoing growth as a human being, and am honored to have one half of that duo on this episode.
Erin and her co-host Matt, have their own Bollywood Podcast, Bollywood Is For Lovers, where they approach the subject from an outsiders’ perspective. However, their in depth analysis and summation of the 100+ years of Bollywood cinema is almost more comprehensive than that of a life long fan such as myself. Their episodes feature trends and eras of Bollywood, as well as educating the uninitiated on who’s who of the industry, which are as entertaining as they are informative.
- Introducing Erin: Co-Host of Bollywood Is For Lovers Podcast, and a bona fide cinephile.
- Erin discusses how she stumbled onto Bollywood and why she does what she does.
- We get to know Erin and her thoughts on remakes; what she’s indifferent about, and what annoys her.
- I spend a LONG time gushing about Erin’s show. Which I was not paid to do.
- Erin provides a Spoiler-free Synopsis of ‘Parinda‘.
- Erin and I discuss our mutual awe at ‘Parinda’ and how ahead of its time it was for a Bollywood movie.
- We discuss Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his influence in Bollywood, along with his different roles in the industry.
- Erin and I marvel at the terrible-ness of ‘Broken Horses’.
- It’s almost like the director of both these movies, devolved in talent and ambition, over the years.
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