Producer Ismail Merchant, mainly associated with the films of James Ivory, joins forces here with director Nicholas Meyer (Time After Time) to spin a yarn about a young British officer (Pierce Brosnan) in 19th-century India who investigates a sect of criminals called the Thugs—a band that strangles wealthy travelers with a particular kind of scarf. Shashi Kapoor and Helena Mitchell costar (1988, 103 min.).