Tag: Hindi

Epically Epic: Sikandar (1941)

It’s not terribly high in historical accuracy, but Sikandar is wonderful to behold and thoroughly thought-provoking about empire and political virtue from pre-Independence India. Sikandar manages to be completely entertaining while still indulging in lesson-dispensing from Aristotle, who as the film opens is in Persia with Sikandar and […]

Hindi Horror Comics!

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. […]

“Get to Know India–Hindi Film Songs”

The Gutter’s own Beth has curated a list of 10 songs / “song picturizations” from Hindi film for a museum event showcasing Hindi film music to people who have potentially never seen a Bollywood film. It’s a pretty sweet list. Beth describes the process: “I crowdsourced suggestions from […]

Bollywood Godfather: Dharmatma

It took Bollywood a few years to remake The Godfather, but when it did, HOO BOY. Sicily becomes Afghanistan, the family becomes the nation, there are two sets of costume-coordinated family members, and there’s at least one more musical number featuring scarf-based choreography.          At the center […]

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 […]

“Made (and Remade) in Asia”

At City On Fire, Paul Bramhall writes about Asian movies remade by other filmakers form other countries in Asia. “To cast a light on these often overlooked remakes, we’ve put together a list of 20 original movies, and their respective remakes, for you to check out. We’ve decided […]