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Bangla Bangers

1 rating: 4.0
A gritty reality TV show where old cards get a facelift in Bangladesh

Bangla Bangers, (later followed by Chop Shop: London Garage), is a reality program on Discovery Channel about an eccentric Bangladeshi  car designer (Leepu) and a straight talking Cockney mechanic by the name of Bernie Fineman. In every episode … see full wiki

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One Old School Reality Show That Features Culture & Drama

  • May 23, 2010
Rating:
+4

Bangla Bangers is one of those shows that takes you back to the original days of reality. It's gritty and real and takes you to one of the places you'd never expect to see a "Pimp My Ride" type show: Bangladesh. Here they drive cars that would be considered classic three times over in the US. The concept of the show takes Leepu, a Bangladeshi car designer who takes junkers and turns them into cars you'd actually want to buy. It then throws in a hot tempered mechanic from England named Bernie.


Bernie is the fish out of water here as he must work with Leepu's team, problem is neither really want to work with each other. Both Leepu and Bernie have very different visions and cares when it comes to the car. Leepu cares all about design and his "mental vision" and cares very little about how well the car works. Bernie is the exact opposite as he cares all about he inside of the car and little about how the outside looks. It's a strange mixture but at least they both have something in common: their temper.

Whenever one wants to do something, the other one has to stop as they can never work together on the car at the same time. Both butt heads several times throughout the episodes I've seen and it's really a strange relationship, dysfunctional yet they still get the job done. What I do like best about his show though is you get a taste of the Bangelesh culture through Bernie's eyes. As he travels to Leepu's workshop he's hung out several times through festivals and riots. He even gets a case of diarrhea several times and takes in other local affairs. In a show that's supposed to be about the cars, very little really is and that's what makes it great.

Check a preview of the show out @ http://www.realityrehash.com/reality-review/...iew-bangla-bangers.html

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May 25, 2010
I just watched the preview on your site. Okay, I've got to see this.  I totally dug Pimp My Ride, but this is a totally new spin on it.  Thanks for the heads up!
 
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