S3.BE3 – You Gotta See These Movies




By The Jilted Indian Podcast

In this bonus episode, the Jilted Indians talk about Gurinder Chadha’s “Blinded By the Light” a coming of age story about Pakistani-British immigrant family and Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” a story about a family’s lie to their dying matriarch. SPOILER ALERTS abound as Miranda and Puja talk about representation, the “Asianness” of these films, and celebrate watching movies written and directed by Asian women. Go see these movies. Special Note: these films inspired a whole Jilted Indian Pod episode on internalized suffering.

Listen to Season 3, Bonus Episode Three Here:


Show Notes Here:

Not a lot to talk about here. Puja was the editor this week, so if you have any issues with the sound, take it up with her.

The Downplay of Suffering episode was in part, inspired by our viewing of these movies.

No Anju this episode because she hadn’t seen the movies in time for this recording, we missed her too.

The trailers that appeared in this episode were edited from the original versions, check those out here:

Gurinder Chadha is also a fan of the Boss. 

The movie is based on journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s “Greetings from Bury Park” (Javed is based on him).

A big part of why we loved this movie is that it forces the viewer to confront the racism felt and experienced by the lead characters.

Here is Sarfraz writing nice things about his real life BFF Amolak (aka Roops in the film). We love displays strong male friendships in the Brown community!



Nai Nai is still with us y’all:

Director Lulu Wang talks about the ending and that big reveal here.

Hope the secret can be kept since the film was released in China this week. 

This is a thought provoking read about whether the lie was a “good lie.”

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