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Kaagaz Ke Phool
Kaagaz Ke Phool




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Details for Kaagaz Ke Phool

Kaagaz ke phool (1959) may well be indian cinemas most famous flop but subsequent revisionist verdicts have anointed it a classic in an essay for kaagaz ke phool: the original screenplay, authors dinesh raheja and jitendra kothari deliberate on how the films fate ironically reflects actor-director guru dutts ever-evolving relationship with fame an emotional tour de force, kaagaz ke phool explores the pendulous swings in a film directors career and its impact on his relations with his lead actress, his wife and his daughter his precipitous decline - his creativity suffers, his films flop and he is indifferently tossed aside by his parent studio - synthesises dutts observations on the evanescent nature of fame kaagaz ke phool proved eerily prescient for guru dutt, whose art obsessed him, fuelled him and felled him besides archiving the screenplay of this classic, this book also incorporates insightful interviews of dutts leading lady waheeda rehman, assistant director shyam kapoor, friend dev anand and brother-cum-colleague devi dutt iconic cinematographer v k murthy reveals how he crafted the films eloquent frames and the chiaroscurist lighting that have long fascinated cineastes the films made under the aegis of guru dutt films private limited are an ineluctable part of hindi cinemas belle epoque and this book is part of a compendium of books on three ageless classics - sahib bibi aur ghulam, chaudhvin ka chand and kaagaz ke phool

About Dinesh Raheja

Dinesh Raheja has been writing on cinema for over 25 years. He is currently the Editor of Bollywood News Service. In his long and prolific career as a writer, he has worked as the Editor of Movie magazine (1988– 1999), been a columnist for Sunday Mid-day, Channel Editor of India Today’s online film section and has written scripts for television. Raheja has also authored two books on cinema—The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema (1996) and Indian Cinema, the Bollywood Saga (2004).

Other Books By Dinesh Raheja
About Jitendra Kothari

Jitendra Kothari is the Deputy Editor of Bollywood News Service. A passionate film archivist and film historian, Jitendra has co-authored The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema and Indian Cinema, the Bollywood Saga with Dinesh Raheja. His career milestones include his tenure as Deputy Editor of Movie magazine, scripting the BBC TV show, Film India and a two-year stint for the film section of India Today Online.

Other Books By Jitendra Kothari

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