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Cricket: 2018 India tour of England Mid Series


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With a resounding win in the third test India are poised to make a comeback in the test series. The Cabal sat down to revisit their predictions, review the first 3 tests, ponder Kohli's otherworldly batting, and question the shoddy slip fielding in the series. As always, test cricket results in another extra long pod!

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Episode 47: Aandavan Kattalai

September 10th, 2019


The gang gets together to talk about the Manikandan favorite, Aandavan Kattalai. A lovely film that helps you see the lighter side of the completely heavy social issues it explores.

Listen to our episode where we talk …

Episode 46: Virus

September 2nd, 2019


The gang got together to discuss another instant classic from the Malayalam film world this year - Virus. Huge ensemble cast, complicated issue, and …

Episode 45: Meyaadha Maan

August 5th, 2019


 In the final episode of our romantic comedy series, the gang gets together to discuss the representations of class and caste divides in the Thamizh film Meyaatha Maan.

We are joined by journalist, and author @krupage …

Episode 44: Om Shanthi Oshaana

July 29th, 2019


 Next in our series of romantic comedies (though not according to @maxdavinci) is the malayalam film - Om Shanthi Oshana. We're joined by long time blogger and cine enthusiast @equanimus to discuss how this atypical …

Episode 43: Sammohanam

July 24th, 2019


 On pod 2 of our Romantic Comedy series the crew invites guest Ideallaedi to discuss Mohan Krishna Indraganti's Sammohanam. We talk about how the …

Episode 42: Katheyondu Shuruvagithe

July 5th, 2019


 As part of our #GRCA series on romantic comedies the gang discussed the decidedly middling Kannada film Katheyondu Shuruvagithe. Listen, and …

Episode 41: Velaiilla Pattadhari

June 20th, 2019


The cabal is still a cabal but we are rebranding! We are now The Other Banana. Most of your feeds should be updated already but if you can't find it, …

Episode 40: To Let / Veedu

May 27th, 2019


The cabal attempts something different with a combo pod on Veedu and To Let. The films serve as a lens to discuss our own experiences with real estate, the era we grew up through and the one we now live in.

It's hard …

Episode 39: Chithram

May 14th, 2019



The gang takes a little trip to the 80's Malayalam nostalgia by revisiting Chithram. We're joined on this pod by writer editor extraordinaire @supriyan to cover a seminal moment in the history of Malayalam cinema, …

Episode 38: C/O Kancharapalem - Part 2

May 1st, 2019



Close on the heels of a win at the Critics Choice Film Award we're joined by Maha Venkatesh, the writer director of the film to discuss some of the behind the scenes aspects that went into the making of the film.

Big …

Episode 37: C/O Kancharapalem - Part 1

April 30th, 2019


 In part 1 of the discussion of the film, the gain delves into the key aspects that made the film Telugu cinema's cult hit of 2018. They try to get …

Episode 36: Super Deluxe

April 11th, 2019


 The cabal finally decided to sit down and wrestle with Super Deluxe this past weekend. We were ably aided in this quest by @NadikaNadja as we dove inextricable deeper and deeper into the universe created by Thiagarajan …

Episode 35: Mayanadhi

April 7th, 2019


 In this episode @complicateur and @gradwolf are joined by Ashwathy G to discuss Aashiq Abu and Syam Pushkaran's heart wrenching film - Mayanadhi. 

Episode 34: Rangasthalam

March 18th, 2019


 In this episode, we take a look at one of the biggest hits in Telugu cinema for 2018. DIrector Sukumar's Rangasthalam starring RamCharan & …

Episode 33: Missiamma

February 25th, 2019


The Cabal does a bilingual film in its true spirit - with a bilingual guest. We are joined by LTP aka @localteaparty to talk about the L.V Prasad …

Episode 32: 96

February 11th, 2019


 The cabal had the wonderful opportunity to converse about the film with @chinmayi the voice of @trishtrashers for our Valentine's special on 96. …

Episode 31: Aan Paavam

January 28th, 2019



In a fit of nostalgia, the Cabal revisits the 1985 Thamizh film classic, Aan Paavam. It also gives one of our members the opportunity to wax eloquent on the phenomenon that is Ilaiyaraja. Big thanks as always to

Episode 30: Petta

January 22nd, 2019


 We couldn't get everyone together when Kaala released and published a blogpost instead. With Petta releasing, we wanted to ensure we did not repeat …

Episode 29: Tumbbad

January 21st, 2019


 For our first venture into Hindi cinema, the cabal discusses the 2018 horror film Tumbbad. While most horror films tend to be morality tales, …

2018 India Australia Test Series Recap

January 15th, 2019



The Cabal, still recovering from the joy of India's test series victory, finally convenes to talk about our thoughts on India's historic test win. …

Episode 28: Pariyerum Perumal

December 25th, 2018


In this episode we talk about one of 2018's best Indian films, Mari Selvaraj's Pariyerum Perumal. And to discuss this tale of a youth's struggle with the power dynamics fueled by caste hegemony we are joined by guest …

India Australia Test Series Preview

December 3rd, 2018


The cabal gets together with special guest @sidvee to discuss the upcoming India Australia test series and as you can expect it's full of hot takes. …

Episode 27: Aaranya Kaandam

December 3rd, 2018


This week the cabal talks about Thiagarajan Kumararaja's 2011 cult classic Aaranya Kaandam. The film is available on Hotstar (though mangled beyond …

Episode 26: Virumandi - Part 2

November 13th, 2018


The cabal continues its animated discussion on Virumandi in this pod. We cover the cast characters, specifically the women, the music, and the film's penchant for drawing from the real world in this session.

We're joined …

Episode 25: Virumandi - Part 1

November 1st, 2018


For the 25th episode the Cabal (and our twitter followers) selected a Kamal Hassan fan favorite to revisit. We got so carried away with our …

Episode 24: Maryada Ramanna

November 1st, 2018


In this episode, we talk about SS Rajamouli's 2010 action-comedy "Maryada Ramanna". The Cabal talks about everything that felt right in the movie and …

Episode 23: Sudani from Nigeria

November 1st, 2018


In this episode, we discuss one of 2018's best Malayalam films thus far - Sudani from Nigeria. This is ostensibly a 'light' film, but we found that it sneakily packs weighty topics within the fluff. And everyone in the …

Cricket: 2018 India tour of England Post Series

November 1st, 2018


In the wake of a 4-1 drubbing of the "best touring Indian team in the recent past" , the cabal has been in a bit of a funk so apologies for the …

Episode 22: Vishwaroopam

November 1st, 2018


In the wake of Vishwaroopam-2 the gang decided to revisit @ikamalhaasan 's Vishwaroopam-1.... with mixed results. The gangs all here and it was still …

Episode 21: Angamaly Diaries

November 1st, 2018


Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries, was a much feted movie from 2017 that every member of the cabal loved. So it is no surprise that episode 21 …

Cricket: Previewing India's tour of England 2018

November 1st, 2018


The Cabal's first foray into test cricket naturally resulted in our longest pod yet. Will Adil Rashid play? Will Pujara's and Ishant's county stints …

Episode 20: Attakathi

November 1st, 2018


This week the cabal talks about Attakathi and the Pa.Ranjith universe more broadly. We're joined by special guest @jestme and the group had a lot of …

Wimbledon 2018: Preview

November 1st, 2018


Welcome to the first episode of Lewd Cabal Sports. With the 10 year anniversary of the iconic 2008 Wimbledon Fedal final upon us, we wanted to preview both the Men's and Women's draw for what we think will be a very …

Episode 19: Fida

November 1st, 2018


The Cabal talks about Fidaa, nay Sai Pallavi, with guest @Chinizyaada. Shekhar Kammula is good where he is comfortable and out of sorts in most other …

Episode 18: U Turn

November 1st, 2018


Things take a horrific turn... Ok fine, we're just being dramatic. The Cabal each came into the discussion thinking Pawan Kumar's third outing was a well executed film, but I think we were all genuinely surprised at …

Episode 17: Velaikkaaran

November 1st, 2018


In a return to the true mainstream, we talk about the December 2017 Mohan Raja - Sivakarthikeyan - Fahadh starrer Velaikkaaran. We had a rather wide, ranging discussion about the movie as well as the meta movie within …

Episode 16: Interview with K - Annayum Rasoolum - Part 2

November 1st, 2018


In this episode we talk to the music director of Annayum Rasoolum, his use of session musicians, the VGP recording theater in Chennai, #self , and …

Episode 15: Annayum Rasoolum (Part 1)

November 1st, 2018


The cabal (well at least 2 of the cabal) is/are taken in by the atmosphere, sound, and aesthetic of Rajeev Ravi's directorial debut. We loved it so much we decided to do this as 2 parts, with a surprise addition coming …

Episode 14: Kshana Kshanam

November 1st, 2018


A look back at one of the many iconic films Sridevi made. Much like RGV's film, this pod is an ode to Sridevi the star.

Episode 13: Muramba

November 1st, 2018


Pickled sweet discussion on a lovely Marathi film. While being comfortably close to home the cabal also discusses the need to point out why such films represent a specific type of life.

Episode 12: Thegidi

November 1st, 2018


The Cabal dissects a procedural and debates privacy, potential for scams and the state of personal data in India through the lens of the 2014 Tamil thriller Thegidi.

Episode 11: Ondu Motteya Kathe

November 1st, 2018


Still in the post-Valentine hangover the cabal decides to go over the 2017 Kannada rom-com Ondu Motteya Kathe. We dive into the disparities of self-valuation vs. 3rd party valuation and the range responses the arranged …

Episode 10: Arjun Reddy

November 1st, 2018


The Cabal addresses two primary criticisms leveled at podcasts - just a bunch of guys letting their friends speak for too long - by inviting some …

Episode 9: Thondimuthalum Dhriksaakshiyum

November 1st, 2018


The Lewd Cabal discuss Dileesh Pothen and Shyam Pushkaran's 2017 stunner Thondimuthalum Dhriksaakshiyum. We arrive at some reasons why these 'slices of life' are hard to execute and potentially hide away interpretations …

Episode 8: Anukokunda Oka Roju

November 1st, 2018


This week, the cabal tackles a film we had some trouble classifying; in the end we decided Anukokunda Oka Roju is either a "suspenseful comedy" or …

Episode 7: Aadhalaal Kaadhal Seiveer

November 1st, 2018


The cabal watched  Aadhalaal Kaadhal Seiveer and came out with different opinions.

Director Suseenthiran has taken a done-to-death college romance and …

Episode 6: Usthad Hotel

November 1st, 2018


The Cabal goes a little more mainstream this week exploring the 2012 Malayalam hit Usthad Hotel. Bit of a guilty pleasure, this film brought some …

Episode 5: Thithi

October 31st, 2018


This week the cabal discussed four generations and a funeral through the Kannada indie movie Thithi.

We cover everything from why brokers hide behind xerox shops to funeral dancers while marveling at the ease with which …

Episode 4: Maya Bazaar (Part 2)

October 31st, 2018


We’re back with Part 2 of our conversation on MayaBazaar . The Cabal veers off into broader discussions on the Mahabharatha epic and why we should …

Episode 3: MayaBaazar (Part 1)

October 31st, 2018


This week’s exploration on the Lewd Cabal podcast, leads the crew members to the magical and mythical land of Mayabazar. You can catch Mayabazar(in Tamil, Telugu or Kannada) on Youtube.

Episode 2: Nila

October 31st, 2018


The cabal turn nocturnally romantic and commit sacrilege by comparing this episode’s film Nila to Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.

Watch the movie on Netflix before getting started.

Episode 1: Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu

October 31st, 2018


The Lewd Cabal(Pauk, Wolf, Max, Anantha, Van) ruminate, pontificate, articulate, pacificulate and antarticulate their thoughts on the laid back …

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