Awful and Awesome Ep 225: A Marvel-ous episode

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Awful and Awesome Ep 225: A Marvel-ous episode
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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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Timecodes

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

References

Black Widow

Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney

Loki

Matrix

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

Clickbait

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

WandaVision

A Fish Called Wanda

Her Alibi (1989)

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