Horror in Hindi cinema is synonymous with the Ramsay Brothers. Chilling, kinky and kitschy – the family's distinguished brand of filmmaking has earned them legions of dedicated fans devouring and dissecting their cinema, and has yielded fertile material for film researchers and authors.
This phenomenal, homegrown empire run by seven brothers has created cult classics like Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche (1972), Purana Mandir (1984), Saamri (1985), Veerana (1988) and many more. While the direction in most Ramsay films was handled by Shyam Ramsay and his brother Tulsi – who passed away last year – the rest of the brothers took care of production, sound design, screenplay and cinematography etc.
This morning, Shyam Ramsay passed away in Mumbai. He was 67 and was reportedly suffering from pneumonia. In his memory, we look back at some of his best work.