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May 19, 2021 66 min
Our favourite boutique film label, Criterion, has finally acknowledged Hindi cinema with two series on their streaming channel devoted to acclaimed filmmakers Bimal Roy and Raj Kapoor. 

Show Notes:

  • We checked the list, we have 133 Criterion films including the Eclipse box sets
  • The Criterion Collection and the Criterion Channel
  • NYT: How the Criterion Collection Crops Out African-American Directors
  • This is the podcast where the Bollywood boxset rumours come from
  • Episode 69 on Raj Kapoor and episode 87 on Madhumati
  • Directed by Bimal Roy at the Criterion Channel
  • Do Bigha Zamin
  • Erin saw this film in her proletarian literature course
  • Bicycle Thieves and Italian neorealism
  • Cinema is always political
  • Songs: “Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke,” “Hariyala Sawan Dhol Bajata,” “Ajab Teri Duniya Hai Mere,” and “Aa Ri Aaja Nindiya Tu

  • (INTERVAL (“Ramaiya Vastavaiya” from Shree 420)

  • Three by Raj Kapoor on the Criterion Channel
  • Shree 420
  • Section 420
  • Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp
  • “Mera Joota Hai Japani”
  • Songs: “Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala,” “Ichak Dana Bichak Dana,” “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh,” and “O Jaanewale

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