S06E11: Shaan (1980) - Sexy, Angry Amitabh Bachchan

Asim, our friend from the Khandaan podcast as we talk about Shaan. Shaan (English: Pride) is a 1980 Indian action thriller film. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy, with a story written by Salim-Javed.  The story is about two brothers (Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor) go after the international mafia kingpin who murdered their cop brother. They are later joined by another man who wants revenge against the gangster Shatrugan Sinha. (Source:Imdb). You can listen and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes / Stitcher / TuneIn or on YouTube. You can also listen to this episode right here on this player below.

Podcast Episode Summary:

  • We talk about comparisons between Shaan and Sholay
  • We talk about minority representation in Cinema
  • We talk about all the big villains of the 70s and the 80s


We were lucky to see both peak Amitabh and peak Khan period - Asim

He puts life into characters that may seem caricature-ish - Tanvi

I could not see Amitabh with Dharmendra or Amjad Khan. I wanted Shashi Kapoor - Flo