In life, things happen. And even if nothing happens, that’s something happening. So, on this show, we talk about things that happen. We get our esteemed panel of highly jobless people to answer the million-dollar question: Do I Like It?
It can be a movie, a song, a gadget, or the latest viral trend. But the question remains the same: Do I Like It?
Sthal Movie Review: Lesson on Patriarchy Without the Preachiness
6:08Writer-director Jayant Digambar Somalkar’s debut Marathi feature film Sthal (A Match) opens with a dream sequence. Savita, a young girl in her early 20s, sits with 10 other women in a small room and interviews a potential suitor. She is assertive, the women around her are giggling, and they are free. Simple, yet far-fetching, the dream remains just that. And it sets the tone for the film ahead. Sthal is the only Indian film to have been selected for the festival’s Discovery Programme this year.
Guns and Gulaabs Review: Raj & DK Shine in This Retro Crime Comedy
9:28Guns and Gulaabs is Raj and DK's latest offering on Netflix. This series has multiple parallel plot lines, whimsical characters, an illegal opium business; basically everything a quintessential gangster comedy would have. But, does it hit the mark? To know what worked and didn't work for me, tune in to this review!
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Top 5 Films Set During the Indian Independence Struggle
9:56The Indian freedom struggle has always been a time of great dramatic value for artists. From love stories to action-packed thrillers, Indian filmmakers have explored this period with a great sense of detail and historicity. In this episode of Do I Like It, Prateek lists his favorite Hindi films that were set during the Indian independence struggle and the subsequent partition. Listen till the end!
How Rocky Aur Rani Brings Out the Auteur in Karan Johar
12:05If you've seen Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, you would know why it is so unlike yet the very definition of a Karan Johar film. On this episode of Do I Like It, Prateek Lidhoo dissects Karan Johar's directorial style, recurring themes and their evolution over the years. Delving into the narrative, characterization, and visual aesthetics, Prateek uncovers the underlying themes and emotions that make this movie stand out. From the characterisation to the intricately woven subplots, he examines how RRKPK keeps up with the times without losing the old-school KJo magic. Tune in for more!
Lagaan-Gadar & More Same Day Releases Before Barbie-Oppenheimer
10:45In this exciting episode, we delve into historic clashes between blockbuster films released on the same day. From the iconic clash of 'Lagaan' and 'Gadar' to the intense competition between 'Saawariya' and 'Om Shanti Om,' we explore the box office impact and cultural significance of these clashes. Join us as we discuss the intriguing stories behind these clashes and the unforgettable movies that emerged as winners. Don't miss out on this fascinating journey through Bollywood history!
Guru Dutt: Guru of Cinema & Master of Song Picturisation
11:01The podcast is a tribute to the legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt on his 98th Birthday. Though his genus is hard to expound in a limited time capsule, yet Documentary Filmmaker-Writer Deepak Mahaan defines Guru Dutt as a cinematic painter who created poetic philosophies on canvas of film. And while he excelled as a director in all genres, his song picturisations were breathtaking lessons in cinematic metaphors.
Lust Stories 2 Review: Who Can Afford the Luxury of Lust?
8:37Lust Stories 2, streaming on Netflix, is the second edition of the anthology that explores sexuality and lust in ways unconventional to Indian mainstream filmmaking. This edition features 4 films directed by R Balki, Konkana Sen Sharma, Sujoy Ghosh and Amit Sharma. Tune into this episode of Do I Like It where Pratikshya Mishra breaks down the evolution of female desire on screen.
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani: The Trailer Revealed Everything!
9:08Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani is an upcoming film directed by Karan Johar, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, alongside Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi. The film is set to be released on July 28, 2023. In this Do I Like It episode, Prateek talks about the fundamental problem with the trailer and why that might ruin the film's experience. Watch till the end! Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 0:45 - Why am I talking about this film? 1:57 - Some context about Rocky and Rani 3:38 - How TJMM's trailer was on point 4:22 - Me overthinking and spoiling the whole movie, before it even comes out! 6:32 - The problem with Bollywood trailers 7:48 - Final Thoughts 8:14 - Come back to this section after the film releases!!!
Pasoori Remake Review: Can Arijit Singh Do Justice to Ali Sethi's Classic?
14:47If you've been on the internet today, you must have heard that Ali Sethi's Pasoori from Coke Studio has made its way into Bollywood. And yet again like most remakes, the first reactions to the song have been that "it is ruined". But what exactly is it about the song that works or doesn't work? Could Arijit Singh make it better? Or do remakes just not work? Tune into this episode of Do I Like It to find out.
Daredevil Musthafa Review: Love for The Writer Made This Film Possible!
12:01Daredevil Musthafa is a Kannada film directed by Shashank Soghal. It is based on a short story by K.P Poornachandra Tejaswi; and it was the love for this author's stories that over 100 people funded this film and made it possible. Although, what got me introduced to the film was the fact that Karnataka government made it tax-free. So, do I like it? Tune in to find out!