Today is a “Bada Din” – which means Big Day in Hindi.  Mark and Bob explore the movie of the same name, which is the Indian term for Christmas. Bada Din was released in 1998 and is a holiday dance and song spectacle – it features murder, a GQ model-turned-actor, 10-minute chase scenes, and a dreamy music video with spider webs.  Merry Christmas!

The Festive Fans totally enjoy their second holiday musical.  To get into the festive spirit of the movie, Mark and Bob do the whole podcast with backup dancers in colorful parachute pants, sitting on white horses, and distracted by the belly dancers moving throughout the studio. Plus, they decorate with banana and  mango leaves, and place a star lantern on the roof.  All that is missing is that regional go-to Christmas treat — plum pudding, with fermented cashew apples, cudapah almonds, ghee, and royal cumin seeds.  Yum!  Even the Christmas song Jhoomo Nacho admonishes the boys  to “dance and dance happily as Jesus is born today”.  So get up and groove – we are celebrating Christmas Bollywood style!

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Author: Bob & Mark
Title: Episode 9: Bada Din (India)

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