Episode 17: Velaikkaaran

In a return to the true mainstream, we talk about the December 2017 Mohan Raja – Sivakarthikeyan – Fahadh starrer Velaikkaaran. We had a rather wide, ranging discussion about the movie as well as the meta movie within it. A film that really suffers from excess but is redeemed really by its inventiveness and the occasional sparkling dialog. A lovely article by Amartya Sen on what Marx means (or should mean) today. Music for the pod from here. Continue reading Episode 17: Velaikkaaran

Episode 16: Interview with K – Annayum Rasoolum – Part 2

In this episode we talk to the music director of Annayum Rasoolum, his use of session musicians, the VGP recording theater in Chennai, #self , and end up “fanboy”ing both Rajeev Ravi and Manikandan. Big thanks to K for making time for us! Links to the music we discuss in the episode below: Lead in/Fade out music: Vazhivakkil from Annayum Rasoolum Kammattippaadam album on iTunes and Spotify 108 Thenga from Aandavan Kattalai Vikram Vivekanandh and Greyshack Raga Saga by The Madras String Quartet Continue reading Episode 16: Interview with K – Annayum Rasoolum – Part 2

Episode 11: Ondu Motteya Kathe

Still in the post-Valentine hangover the cabal decides to go over the 2017 Kannada rom-com Ondu Motteya Kathe. We dive into the disparities of self-valuation vs. 3rd party valuation and the range responses the arranged marriage systems creates as a result.All in all this is a #GRCA certified podcast. Music, of course, sponsored by the great Rajkumar. (listen to the pod to find out why) Continue reading Episode 11: Ondu Motteya Kathe

Episode 10: (Valentine’s Special) Arjun Reddy

The Cabal addresses two primary criticisms leveled at podcasts – just a bunch of guys letting their friends speak for too long – by inviting some special guests to talk about Arjun Reddy; one of the most polarizing Telugu films of 2017. Much thanks to our special guests Krupa , Ranjani and Ideallaedi! Music from Sethu, as a precursor to Bala’s slated remake of Arjun Reddy. Continue reading Episode 10: (Valentine’s Special) Arjun Reddy