The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins presents a family tree of the iconic Kapoor family, representing so much of Indian cinema! Go directly to the pdf chart here.
Chori Mera Kaam (Theft Is My Job, dir. Brij, 1975) is one of those movies that nobody talks about when hailing the masala golden age, but everybody should.
The Gutter’s own Beth returns to the limited run Tolly Folly Podcast! “Our Uttam-Suchitra miniseries continues with the mega classic Saptapadi and one of my favorites Chaowa Pawa, a wonderful adaptation of It Happened One Night.”
The Gutter’s own Beth has new shenanigans to keep up on: Tolly Folly! Two of the hosts of the Khandaan Podcast and [Beth Watkins] are doing a mini series on the classic Bengali cinema of Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar, starting with Agni Pariksha.”
My previous installment for the Gutter, Dharam-Veer, falls into the Fully Fictional sub-genre of Historical Wackadoodle. Today we’ll look at an example of its counterpart: the Real-Ish. These films are part of a grandiose tradition of Hindi films that refer to real events but usually give them musical, […]
Dharam Veer is a Hindi cinema TARDIS, holding way more bedazzled boots, pirate shirts, Elizabethan doublets, Roman sandals, feisty gypsies, hand guillotines, romantic princes, creepy statues, sworn promises, lost relatives, baby-switching schemes, court politics, sword fights, naval battles, and eye-for-an-eye justice than you imagine could possibly fit inside […]