Tag: Bollywood

The Gutter’s own Beth on Shamshera!

The Gutter’s own Beth writes about the 1970s masala movie, Shamshera, at Beth Loves Bollywood! “For all the complaints that Shamshera is old-fashioned…well yes, it is, gloriously so, beautifully executing a known formula with a weariness and bitterness that are perfectly suited to right now. As I watched, […]

Aks (2001), aka, Bollywood Face/Off?

For years, I have wondered why there is no Bollywood adaptation of Face/Off (1997). The story and the OTT performances seem perfect for the filmi treatment. Bollywood loves the following key elements of this beloved classic: convoluted, unlikely scientific processes, complete with bubbling lab equipment brothers grieving parents […]

Naksha

Arising from a mishmash of Indiana Jones’s greatest hits, a handful of action films I personally cannot identify, and a particularly mid-2000s stumbling love of hip hop aesthetics, Naksha (“The Map”) (2006) works for me a lot better than it has any right to. Much of the credit […]