An insightful article about Indian crime films by Nirpal Dhaliwal

Writing for The Guardian, Nirpal Dhaliwal offers a thorough and insightful analysis of the latest developments in the Indian crime film industry, the seriousness with which its film products are being taken outside of India, increasing government censorship, and societal hypocrisy, especially as it relates to the role of women and what is expected of female actors.

Our take-away from this exquisite article is that Indian crime films have evolved beyond the Bollywood films — which are institutionally corny but have lots of heart — and have matured to a point where they can have a powerful influence on the direction that international crime films take in the coming years.

Below are clips of Gandu, the censored film noir rap gangsta movie referenced in Nirpal Dhaliwal’s article:

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