Tag: Bollywood

Junoon (The One with the Were-Tiger)

The title Junoon—”obsession”—can refer to a passionate, elegant 1970s film about India’s 1857 rebellion against British rule, starring an internationally famous cast under one of Hindi cinema’s most highly regarded directors. Or it can refer to a 1992 creature-ish feature about the deranged spirit of a jungle cat […]

Memories of Indian Film Stars

On Twitter, @samjawed65 has shared letters and autographed photographs from Indian film stars in the 1950s and 1960s that her aunt solicited and kept in a photo album. Look at them all together here and/or read the Twitter thread, which includes translations of the 1962 letter in Urdu […]

“The Cat Wall-Hanging”

Friend of the Gutter Greta considers Bollywood’s house with cat wall-hangings at Memsaab Story. I” have now seen this particular place in four different films spanning nine years. Originally I thought it was a set, but it now seems difficult to believe that a set would remain so […]

Karate!

When I last investigated this film in the early 2010s, it wasn’t on youtube, and I was distraught: when you hear that there is such a thing as a 1983 disco karate movie, you need to see it right now and then immediately share it with an appreciative […]

Remembering Todd Stadtman

Writer, musician and friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman has passed away. Todd was author of Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of Bollywood Action Cinema in the 1970s (FAB, 2015) as well as the SF Punk Trio, a trilogy of young adult novels featuring punk teens in 1970s […]