Tag: Shashi Kapoor

Switcheroo Month: Shakespeare-Wallah

For Switcheroo Month, we were given basically infinite freedom to write about something outside our usual beat OR something reputable (rather than disreputable) OR both, and I barely knew what to do with myself. At first I thought I should tackle an Indian art film—parallel cinema, it is […]

Bombay Blofeld: Shaan

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. […]

Shashi Kapoor, Shooting Star!

The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins reviews Aseem Chhabra’s Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star for Indian Express. “Of all the Hindi film stars from the 1960s to 1980s, how could people forget Shashi Kapoor? He did everything. He was a major mainstream hero and a stalwart of multi-starrers, […]

The Miracle of Ajooba

Ajooba is one of those Bollywood movies that almost everybody dismisses—cheap costumes, awkward giant monsters, make-do special effects—until you get them to actually think about it. Released in 1991, this  bank-breaking Indian and Soviet co-production features a plot that sounds more at home in the 1970s in the […]