Episode 4: In our fourth episode, we look at Pari and Bollywood’s latest take on the horror film genre. After a round of Geeton Ka Ghanchakkar (The Horror Edition) and Filmi Khabrein, we discuss how Pari fits into the Bollywood horror films tradition as part of our main segment Bollywood Behes.
Prosit Roy’s debut film Pari, starring Anushka Sharma, is Bollywood’s latest foray into horror films. However, where previous Bollywood horror movies produced by the likes of the Ramsay Brothers and Ram Gopal Verma depended on sex and jump cut scares, Roy wanted to tread down the same atmospheric horror path as the classic horror film The Shining. Other films mentioned in the podcast include Junoon and Ek Thi Daayan.
Music: Bollywood Blades by Professor Kliq/ Material Breakthrough by Peritune
Aparita Bhandari is an arts/life journalist based out of Toronto. She regularly contributes to a wide range of media outlets, both print and radio; check out her website www.aparita.com for more information. Despite her many distractions (knitting, fountain pens, baking), Bollywood and Toblerone bars have been two constants in her life.