ISBN: 9789380070254 Pages: 252 Size: 140*216 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 300 gm.
About The Book
Remember the first time the illustrious Mangeshkar sisters sang together? Or the time when music composer, poet and lyricist Gulzar was prohibited from singing his own song? And do you know who was supposed to step into the famous actress Madhubalaï¿½s shoes in Mughal-e-Azam? Replete with little-known facts about the actors, actresses, directors, producers, composers and lyricists of the path-breaking films of the ï¿½50s and ï¿½60s, a period rightly qualified as the Golden Years of Bollywood, this book, rich with anecdotes is an important record of cinematic history that examines the changing trends in Hindi films, right from the times of Alam Ara to films like Lagaan and Tare Zameen Par via films like Pyaasa, Do Bigah Zamin, Mughal-e-Azam, Sholay and the rest.
A film critic with the renowned Indian daily The Hindu since 2000, ZIYA US SALAM has been writing regularly on cinema, preferring a multi-layered approach to the medium often reduced to mere slapstick in todayï¿½s media. A dispassionate observer of Hindi cinema, he has contributed to several anthologies.
About Ziya Us Salam
Ziya Us Salam is Senior Deputy Editor with The Hindu. A noted film and literary critic, he has contributed to the following anthologies Being Young in the Worlds of Islam and Past Tense: Living on the Edge. He has edited an anthology entitled Housefull: The Golden Age of Hindi Cinema and authored Delhi 4 Shows: Talkies of Yesteryear, both published by Om Books International. His forthcoming book, Strands of Commonality: Postcard of Islam in the Subcontinent, is to be published shortly. He was a jury member of the International Film Festival of India (non-feature film, 2011), Best Writing on Cinema (2008) and Vatavaran.