August 18, 2009

Coming Attractions: Mother India, short–attention span cut

This is either a moment of bravery or needless messing with a piece of Bollywood history: The Guardian reports on a drastically–recut and rescored version of the 1957 Mehboob Khan film Mother India.

Stress the word "drastically."

The Khal Phool website gives the skivvy on the UK tour now in progress through Saturday 24 October. There are no plans right now to go beyond the British Isles with this project — a good thing since your Projectionist would prefer to first get acquainted with the original cut on DVD Video.

For what it's worth, here's a morsel of what the lads and lassies can expect:

And for what it's worth, here's DJ Tigerstyle in action:

©2009 Kala Phool, Ltd.

The Projectionist reserves further judgment for after viewing the 1957 original.

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