The Stranglers of Bombay (1997)
Loosely based on a cult of assassins in early 19th-century India known as "thaga" (pronounced "tahg"), the villains in this routine, part-horror, part suspense story are causing problems in the East India Company and throughout Bombay. It seems that someone is stealing cargo from the company, and many people are unaccountably disappearing. But as usual, the colonial attitude prevails and one officer in the company is too focused on his goal of playing polo in England to see clearly, while the others are equally opaque. So it takes awhile before these Brits realize that the "thaga" cult is strangling the population and inducting new people into its rituals every day. As the assassins wreak havoc in Bombay, one of the company's officers is captured and slated for execution. The cult became so notorious and well-known in its day that the word "thug" entered into common English usage. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi … More
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as Ram Das
as Mrs. Dorothy Flood
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Veering away from the sci-fi and gothic horror that was Hammer Films' bread and butter, The Stranglers of Bombay serves as a testament as to why their few adventure epics were more of a curious appetizer you later regret but ultimately convince yourself "at least you tried it" to rationalize the 90 minutes of your life you spent watching it. Reasonably well directed by Terence Fisher the movie isn't absolutely horrible but more of a dull story that was well photographed. Nothing too exciting, but it made me want to get a pet mongoose and watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom again. Again, not Hammer's finest hour but you can do a hell of a lot worse...More
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