What is a Mumbai Underworld Film?

Introduction In the early 1970s, a new genre of Indian crime films and gangster films arose, set in urban India: Bombay underworld films, later called Mumbai underworld films. These films are often inspired by real Mumbai underworld gangsters, such as Haji Mastan, Dawood Ibrahim and D-Company. These films are often set around Mumbai slums such… Read More

What is a Dacoit Film?

Introduction Dacoity is a term used for ‘banditry’ in the Indian subcontinent. Brief History The spelling is the anglicised version of the Hindustani word daaku, ‘dacoit’ /dəˈkɔɪt/ is a colloquial Indian English word with this meaning, it appears in the Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases (1903). Banditry is criminal activity involving robbery by… Read More