Upodcast will be running a series of interviews for the release of Talaash, this year’s big release suspense drama starring Amir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

First off the bat is our chat with director Reema Kagti, who has been closely working with Excel Movies, for quite some time now. She was assistant director for Lagaan (The Hindi Movie that came closest to winning an Oscar) where she got to know Amir Khan, they continued working together on Dil Chahta Hai where she was assistant director, as she was for Zindagi Milegi Dobara which she co-wrote with Zoya Akthar.

After a 5 year hiatus after her debut HoneyMoon Travels ltd, she is finally back in the director seat for Talaash.

In our 20 min chat that you can find by clicking on the Talaash image below, @asimburney talks to Reema about how she became a film maker, her cinematic influences growing up, her journey with Excel movies and if Amir Khan really does have a halo above his head.

Reema Kagti and Aamir Khan shot from Talaash
Click here to take you to the Upodcast page and to the interview.

Here is a plot summary for Talaash, releasing the 30th of November in theaters.

Seeing reflections of Mumbai under the red light, Talaash is a tale of love lost, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Suspense at its core, Talaash explores Mumbai’s underbelly like never before.

Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning