This is a database of metadata from the interviews that have appeared on the Indian TV program Guftagoo. Guftagoo means “conversation” in Hindi, and every week the program airs a 0.5-1.5 hour conversation between the host, noted journalist S.M. Irfan, and a member of Indian cinema, from titans of Bollywood to lesser-known producers in the regional film industries of India. All of the interviews to date, around four hundred, are available on YouTube. Our goal is to provide a coded database for scholars around the world to understand and access topics and themes ranging from business, social values, responsibility, development of industry, government, censorship, gender, skin color, life histories, and much more.

Versions of a CSV data file with corresponding date are available for download below.

Version 1.0 – July 2, 2020

Version 2.0 – September 16, 2020

Final Version – January 6, 2021

Tableau Visualizations (Download)

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