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Friday, July 8, 2011

Iconic Female Characters in Hindi Cinema part 3

In the third episode of our series on iconic female characters with Ira of Old is Gold, our discussion moves from Mother India to Seeta aur Geeta to Bobby.

  • Beth wonders why the general term "Mother India" seems to connote something so much meeker and lamer than Nargis's character really is.
  • Ira proposes that even Geeta is not quite as independent as we'd like.
  • Amrita gets all kinds of grossed out thinking about Raj Kapoor's use of actual teenage actors to tell the more uncomfortable arcs of Bobby's story.
Also, this episode originally included a momentary tangent into Shashi Kapoor love scenes that one of us might have uploaded just for fun. Maybe. Possibly.

In case you missed them, here are parts 1 and 2 of this series. You can listen to Masala Zindabad: Iconic Female Characers by clicking the player above, subscribing to our feed, on iTunes, or downloading here.

The other parts of this series are here:
• 1: the Bharatiya Nari
2:  Fearless Nadia, Chhoti Bahu, Sujata
4: Chandni, Simran, Geet – and Sid wakes up 

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