Diabolique: Bollywood Bloodbath
I’m back on Diabolique with “Music is Screaming”, an exploration of the fantastic Bollywood Bloodbath, a compilation of music from Indian horror films grade A-to-Z.
Bollywood Bloodbath eschews the usual suspects, assuming that we already have enough versions of “Chaiyya Chaiyya” and “The Theme from Don,” great songs though they and other Bollywood classics may be. It avoids as well popular themes from better-known horror and thriller movies. Instead, Finders Keepers dug deep into the dank crypt of Indian horror films, where the vaults are haunted by the likes of film makers like the Ramsay clan and where composers and singers like Burman and Asha Bholse, though present, take a backseat to men like Sonik Omi and the king of Indian B-movie music, Bappi Lahiri.