Tag: Indian

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 […]

“Vinod Khanna: Masculinity So Adaptable”

The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins offers a memoriam for Vinod Khanna at Beth Loves Bollywood with “Vinod Khanna: Masculinity So Adaptable.” “In the palette of fillum masculinity circa 1980 that ranges from petulant man-child to aggressive, absurd machismo to ideals-based philosophizing to starry-eyed lover, he tapped into points […]