Taste, Taboo, Trash: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers

  title={Taste, Taboo, Trash: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers},
  author={Kartik Nair},
  journal={BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies},
  pages={123 - 145}
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  • Published 1 July 2012
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Through the 1970s and 1980s, the Ramsay Brothers forged a career in the lower reaches of the Bombay film industry, creating a niche market for their cheaply produced horror films. Despite drawing committed audiences in B- and C-centers, these films were dismissed by the urban English press as clumsy counterfeit versions of American and British products, and by the late 1990s a new school of practitioners led by Ram Gopal Varma had begun producing slick and songless horror films that could… 
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