Friend of the Gutter Robert Mitchell interviews Ritwik Pareek, director of Dug Dug (2021).
This year I went to the Toronto International Film Festival as an accredited cub reporter for the Soldier of Cinema website. By “went” I mean that I watched 16 films as part of the digital festival. You can read all my pieces here. I was most excited about […]
A Disney-backed production with a big budget and competent cast and crew does not really qualify for a spot in the cultural gutter. But even in 2020, despite its global audiences and massive output, Indian cinema rarely figures in international discussions of popular culture, let alone “cinema” and […]
When I was recently asked for my recommendation for the most underrated Bollywood film of 2015, I didn’t go with the high-profile, high-intelligence, period piece flops from big-name directors that I loved even though very few critics did (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! from Dibakar Banerjee and Bombay Velvet from […]