“Bhoot, Pari, Stree: Then, Now and the Future of Bollywood Horror”

Friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about horror in Bollywood at The Quint. “For a long time, haunting had a very defined pattern in Hindi cinema. Old mansions, deep woods, ruins, old forts – spooks always occupied spaces away from mainstream life. It was Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot (2003) that brought haunting right into the urban space; even crowded places were not safe anymore. At last, ghosts had infiltrated civilisation. I would call it the first conscious attempt to make horror mainstream as opposed to producing B-grade, campy flicks for fans.”

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