The Gutter’s own Beth has an essay in Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India (Bloomsbury, 2020), a fancy academy book edited by friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen (who also has an essay inside). Go, Beth!
Friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about Hindi horror comics for Open! “In the last decade, the horror genre in India has undergone major changes. We want our ghosts to be layered and conscious socio-politically, and fear needs to go beyond horror tropes and find new avenues. […]
At Arré, friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about the making of Coolie, the near death of Amitabh Bachchan and a different India. “Coolie is a film that tells us that chaos will eventually be restored, that truth and justice will prevail over falsehood and avarice. It […]
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 […]
At The Hindu, friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about ghosts and Bollywood. “Hindi cinema has not used ghosts much outside the realm of horror films, and when it has, the theme hasn’t worked very well. For example, despite the star cast of Shah Rukh Khan and […]
Friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes elegantly about ghost stories and “Golper Desh,” the land of stories created by her father: “Ghosts are never created in a vacuum. They are a culmination of numerous things – actual historical events, social oppressions, and injustice. They hold a mirror […]