It’s been far too long since we last discussed an Indian snake movie on the Gutter, so today I bring you Tum Mere Ho (Hindi, 1990). In essence this is a tale of star-crossed lovers sandwiched in what Indian cinema calls a mythological, a story about deities, displays […]
What if James Bond went to Bombay in the late 1970s and wasn’t so much a secret agent as a stylist and interior designer for a particularly aesthetics-oriented villain? The plot of Shaan has very little to do with any of the Bond films that I can remember. […]
Bear with me: at first glance, this piece may fall outside the Cultural Gutter’s mission to share thoughtful writing about disreputable art. Kshudhita Pashan (1960) is based on a short story by Nobel laureate, author, musician, and all-around revered thinker Rabindranath Tagore. But its ghostly ladies, creepy palaces, […]
The Gutter’s own Keith writes about Shaitani Dracula at Diabolique. Come for Dracula’s safari wear. Stay for the goose! See also the Gutter’s own Beth’s review of Shaitani Dracula here and a tweetalong in which The Gutter’s Keith, Beth and Carol participated here.
For those of us who did not grow up watching Bollywood films (and maybe even for those of you who did, depending on how closely an adult monitored what you were watching when or after this film came out), there is a particular threshold that each of us […]
The Gutter’s own Beth writes about the 1000th Indian film she’s watched, Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), a remake of North By Northwest (1959). “Even at only 5 minutes in, I knew I had made the right decision. What followed is not only a solid adaptation of the Hitchcock […]