Farz is Hindi cinema’s first spy movie—well, it probably is, depending on how you define “spy.” Police inspectors in Bombay movies had been gathering information about criminal masterminds for years, but as far as I can tell, none of them is an agent of a national intelligence organization. […]
From the Archives: Lock, Stock and Barrel: Charting Chivalry, Brotherhood and Honour in A Better Tomorrow and Sonatine and their Inspirations
Guest Star Sayantan Mondal is a PhD Scholar working on the genre of Postcolonial Science Fiction. Apart from this he likes to write about films. But more than that he likes to watch them. And he hopes one day when he will be able to recover from his […]
I don’t know if the people responsible for this film were trying to make a throwback to the 1970s, but that’s sure how Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja seems to me. That they succeeded is one of the highest cinematic compliments I can give. Plot intricacies, big […]
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.”