Almost everything you wanted to know about Bollywood
Bollywoodcorny, kitsch, even crude at timesis more than just a giant entertainment juggernaut. Its a part of Indian culture, language, fashion and lifestyle. Its also a great bundle of contradictions and contrasts, like India itself. Regarded with dubious interest by Western critics, film professionals and movie-goers, today it is the new cool in international cinema.
This book vividly examines fifty major Hindi films in entertaining and intimate detail. Thrillers, horror, murder mysteries, courtroom dramas, Hong Kong-style action gunfests, romantic comedies, soap operas, mythological costume dramastheyre all there. Have you seen all the films reviewed and mentioned in this book? Did you realise what made them special the first time round? After reading this little guide, you will see Bollywood and Hindi movies in a whole new light.
Ashok Banker, the author of this book, is a well known columnist, novelist and scriptwriter.
Most of the famous classics upto 2001 are covered in the book. There are a few mistakes but that can be ignored in the sense that it provides an insight into Indian cinema from a hardcore fan's view. One time read.