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Chandra Mukhi (1993)

If you like alien princesses, dance routines in bike shorts, and murder by picnic baskets, this is the film for you! The late 1980s and early 1990s were a terrible time in Hindi cinema. The explanation I’ve heard is that more and more people owned VCRs and bought […]

Demon Seed: Rudraksh

Rudraksh (2004) is a famously terrible Bollywood movie. Since I first started watching Hindi films in 2005, I have read multiple blog posts gleefully detailing its shortcomings, and an Indian comedy duo made further mincemeat out of it in an episode of their recent series “Pretentious Movie Reviews”: […]

Smells like Progress: Aiyyaa

What happens when a Bollywood film gives the female lead all the privileges and powers that male leads get and she does things that very few women on screen ever get to do, including making herself and others laugh while still being taken seriously? Aiyyaa (2012), a nearly […]