Awful and Awesome Ep 225: A Marvel-ous episode

The pop culture podcast that isn’t afraid to pop the bubble.

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Talking about the character Wenwu played by Tony Leung in the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:

Mansa: Tony Leung (“luhng”) is a scene stealer, pardon if I’m pronouncing his name incorrectly.

Abhinandan: You are sitting with Abhinandan and you’re apologising for the pronunciation? Like seriously!

Inderpreet: It’s Tony Leung (“loong”).

Mansa: Really? He Wenwu’ed us with his performance.

Abhinandan: In fact when he appeared in that other film...

Mansa: He’s known for his collaborations with Wong Kar-wai.

Abhinandan: No no no. Leung...He did a song ya, with Deepika Padukone. Lungi dance, Lungi dance (sings).

Inderpreet bursts out laughing.

Abhinandan: I wish our listeners could see the look on Mansa’s face. She’s like, “Kaha baitha diya uncle ke saath, itne bhadde joke.”

This and a whole lot of other stuff awful and awesome as Abhinandan Sekhri and Newslaundry subscribers Inderpreet and Mansa K enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the films Shang-Chi and Black Widow; and web series Loki and WandaVision. They also discuss the thriller Red Sparrow. Abhinandan is also joined by the creators of the 2021 Cadbury cricket ad, which is a remake of the 1993 advertising classic.

PS: Don’t miss Abhinandan’s encounter with Gen Z.

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00:01 - Introduction

04:09 - Black Widow

10:05 - Loki

19:19 - Subscriber letters

22:49 - Shang Chi

31:28 - Red Sparrow

36:36 - Cadbury ad

52:34 - Subscriber letters

1:05:03 - WandaVision


Black Widow

Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney



Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain.

Roots of Love by Harjant Gill

Sent Away Boys by Harjant Gill

Mardistan (Macholand) by Harjant Gill

Harbhajan Maan: The transnational migrant success story of Punjabi cinema

Masculinity, mobility and transformation in Punjabi cinema: From Putt Jattan De (Sons of Jat Farmers) to Munde UK De (Boys of UK)

'Chhalla' - Hari & Sukhmani, Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2

Mumbai Diaries

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Red Sparrow

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy


In the Line of Fire

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews

The Kremlin's Candidate by Jason Matthews

Cobra (1986)

In the Mood for Love (2000)

'Ki Banu Duniya Da' - Gurdas Maan feat. Diljit Dosanjh & Jatinder Shah

Cadbury Dairy Milk ad

Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cricket ad


A Fish Called Wanda

Her Alibi (1989)

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Recorded and produced by Jude Weston, edited by Satish Kumar.

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