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Digging 'Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche'

Love and Horror, 'Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche'
Evil wife: 'Kaha le ja rahe hai app inhe.'
Husband's doctor friend: 'Hospital.'
Evil wife: 'Yeh kya zulm kar rahe ho aap. Main nahi lejanay doongi.'
Husband's doctor friend: 'Aagar inhe sahi treatment nahi mila toh inkay pair hamesha ke liye kharaab ho jayengay.'
Evil wife: 'Wahan jayengay toh ilaaj nahi ho sakayga. Main janti hu waha kya hota hai. Opration karkay inki zindigi kharab kar denga.'

A scene from Ramsay Brothers' trend-setting cult classic horror film 'Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche' (1972). It takes place after the husband accidentally poisons himself while researching on death defying abilities of people of 'Zombie Kabila' (Ramsay were always good at researching a topic before making a film on it). The scene provides an oblique reference to Indira Gandhi's infamous family planing program. Under the program Doctors were given incentives for sterilizing people, ingenious plan, but the only problem was the in-order to get those incentives and in order to out-perform others and to keep their stats high, doctors began to forcefully sterilize men. It became one of the identifiers for Indira Gandhi government of 70s. In this film, Wife uses it as a ruse to keep her husband in the house, gets him murdered and buried two Yards Under the Ground.

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog. Have been coming to it for few months now.
    Any idea what happened to Ramsay Brothers?

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