Following up on Lyz’s typically brilliant take on Child’s Play, it’s time switch gears a little to take a look at the ways in which Tom Holland’s groundbreaking film was interpreted, re-interpreted, re-re-interpreted and mis-interpreted by the various cinema industries in India…
The four movies are:
- Papi Gudia (1996), in which something was definitely lost in translation;
- Mantra (2005), which gets a surprising number of things right for a movie nobody seems to have ever heard of;
- Zapatlela (1993), which takes the story in a totally unexpected (and very silly) direction; and
- Ammo Bomma (2001), in which Indian cinema turns to an Indian movie for inspiration… and fails to be inspired.