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The Futile Podcast

The Futile Podcast

By Ram Venkat Srikar
Unpretentious conversations encircling cinema. Every Sunday, hopefully.
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Representation of Police Brutality in Indian Cinema

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The other side of Bombay in Films
In this episode, Ram and Sagar discuss Portrayal of Bombay in different films, the representation of social strata, and few personal experiences associated with the city. Your earphones are fine. Don't worry, it's the audio. Podcast art picture: Parth Vyas
36:31
September 27, 2020
Discussing the Beautiful 'Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya'
In this episode, Srikar and Sagar discuss Venkatesh Maha's sophomore film, Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya, that's streaming now on Netflix.
37:40
August 13, 2020
Raat Akeli Hai and Indian OTT Space
In this episode, Sagar, Saahil, and Ram discuss Honey Trehan's Hindi-language whodunit, Raat Akeli Hai, and the Indian OTT space that is thriving amid the pandemic.
57:21
August 2, 2020
Reading O. Henry's Psyche and Pskyscrapper
In this episode Ram and Sagar read O. Henry's short-story, Psyche and Pskyscrapper. Published in July of 1912, the story is equally relevant today. Join in for the most defferent episode of TFP.
29:10
July 28, 2020
The Beginners: Writing About Films #1 - Saahil - Part 2
In this episode, we have Saahil Siddiqui, a fellow film blogger who just started out writing about films. Hop in as we talk about love for writing, favourite writers, Imtiaz Ali, Shah Rukh Khan, and a lot more! Saahil: (@saahilspeaking): https://twitter.com/saahilspeaking/ Ram: https://twitter.com/RamVenkatSrikar
54:41
July 25, 2020
The Beginners: Writing About Films #1 - Saahil - Part 1
In this episode, we have Saahil Siddiqui, a fellow film blogger who just started out writing about films. Hop in as we talk about love for writing, favourite writers, Imtiaz Ali, Shah Rukh Khan, and a lot more! Saahil: (@saahilspeaking): https://twitter.com/saahilspeaking/ Ram: https://twitter.com/RamVenkatSrikar
55:24
July 25, 2020
Udaan: 10 Years Later
In this episode, Ram and Sagar discuss Vikramaditya Motwane's directorial debut, Udaan, that gained cult-following over the years. July 16th marked the film's 10th anniversary, giving us an opportunity to revisit a film that's great for all seasons and ages.
52:34
July 19, 2020
Celebrating Guru Dutt's Pyaasa
Last week marked 95th birth anniversary of the legendary Guru Dutt. So, here is an episode appreciating the film's themes, social criticism, cinematic aesthetics, and most importantly, the iconic soundtrack that remains the gold standard for music in Hindi cinema. Join Ram and Sagar as they discuss the film that released during their grandparents' childhood.
49:25
July 12, 2020
Modern Telugu Cinema, Relatability, Sekhar Kammula, Schindler's List, and more.
In this episode, Ram and Sagar's conversation begins with modern Telugu cinema, before taking a shape of its own.
49:10
July 5, 2020
Representation of Police Brutality in Indian Cinema
Earlier this week, news broke out about the brutal custodial murder of a father and son in Thoothukudi, Tamil India, India. In a country that celebrates police in films, the line between heroism and police brutality blurs without our knowledge. Here is a brief discussion among three cinephiles who grew up watching cops kick asses of thugs. Does the heroism stand the same today? #JusticeforJayarajAndFenix UPDATE: The audio part at the beginning has been deleted due to recent occurring pertaining to singer Suchi's video.
32:53
June 27, 2020
Ulysses, Phantom Thread, Her, Raavanan, and a lot of tiny musings
In this episode, Ram (@ramvenkatsrikar) and Sagar (iasragas) talk about plenty of films and a bit of literature.
45:25
June 20, 2020
A pretentious conversation about documentaries
In this episode, Ram Venkat Srikar and Sai Sagar indulge in a brief conversation about documentaries and films based on real-life.
40:36
June 6, 2020
The Futile Podcast: Past Decade of Telugu Cinema
Random musings of good and bad Telugu films of the 2010s.
01:29:15
June 4, 2020