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 […]
“Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast continues its ‘Other Khan’ series with Sharmila Tagore who became Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan when she married the Nawab of Pataudi–Mansoor Ali Khan. If you’re a Khandaan Podcast listener you know we set our own rules! As decided by our Patrons…we went with 1967′ […]
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 […]
Shemaroo has posted a tribute to Bollywood composer Bappi Lahiri focusing on his disco classics. You can listen here.
At Incurato, the Gutter’s own Beth joins Amrita to write about the appeal of actor Rahul Khanna. “Nothing about his career has been very typical as compared to his peers. He was a VJ on MTV Asia (kids, ask your parents). He went to the Lee Strasberg Theatre […]
I’ve been watching Bond movies since seeing No Time to Die in the theater—I ACTUALLY WENT TO THE MOVIES!!!—so it’s time to bring another Indian spy-ish film to the Gutter. I say “-ish” because, as previously discussed, the formulas of popular Hindi cinema generally don’t allow for the […]