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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins shares her 2018 filmi viewing at Beth Loves Bollywood–including her top film of 2018!
If you’re thinking “Hey, didn’t Cultural Gutter already do a piece on a wackadoodle Indian film about eyes starring the handsome and heroic Dharmendra?” you’re perfectly correct. But thanks to a career of over 300 films, producers apparently ran out of different words to use in the […]
At Arré, friend of the Gutter Aditi Sen writes about the making of Coolie, the near death of Amitabh Bachchan and a different India. “Coolie is a film that tells us that chaos will eventually be restored, that truth and justice will prevail over falsehood and avarice. It […]