Split Screen Podcast: Episode 6 – Amitabh Bachchan V. Shahrukh Khan

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This is a special episode of the Split Screen Podcast, as it’s the first time that we compare two movies, both made in Bollywood, decades apart, but controversial on principle alone.

The original 1978 ‘Don’ was an unexpected cult hit, furthering the career of one of the legends of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. The film was remade, (as people almost took up arms in protest) for a new generation with the current Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan in 2006 in Farhan Akhtar directed ‘Don‘. (obviously)

So listen on as me and my guest this week debate the age-less quality of the original and the nuances of each performance of the exact same character, in the exact same movie, with major changes in Episode 05 of the Split Screen Podcast: Amitabh Bachchan V. Shahrukh Khan.

Here’s a brief description of the mandate of this Podcast:

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. 

Episode 5 of the Split Screen Podcast deals with a cult classic Bollywood movie, with memorable one-liners that have seeped into South Asian pop culture, and how the son of the original writer, decides to update it for a new generation and how it stacks up against the original.

Split Screen Podcast: Episode 05 - Amitabh Bachchan V. Shahrukh Khan

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Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


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