ISBN: 9789380070537 Pages: 240 Size: 254*229 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 600 gm.
About The Book
Theses are presented in Hindi, Urdu and Romanised scripts. Generously illustrated, the dialogue is also accompanied by an English translation, introduction and extensive commentary by Nasreen Munni Kabir. First-rate Screenwriter, Abrar Alvi has created superb scenes and subtle lines. Skilled in giving personality to every Pyaasa character, Alvi's flair for lived-in expression turns Guru Dutt as Vijay or Johnny Walker as Abdul Sattar into real people. Pyaasa's other excellent writing comes from Sahri Ludhianvi's sublime songs and poetry. This master Urdu poet has been widely acknowledged for elevating the film song to a poetic form and this is in full evidence in the film. Sahir's Marxist ideology, brilliant imagination and deep understanding of human emotions are the soul of Pyaasa. Guru Dutt's Pyaasa is a stirring example of cinema's power, enhanced by its marvellour dialogue and songs.
About Dinesh Raheja
Dinesh Raheja, author, journalist, screenplay writer and poet for the
last 34 years, wrote his first Hindi poem Buddhapa at the age of 12
when he saw his ageing aunt becoming breathless while climbing a
flight of stairs. The poem came to him like a spontaneous burst of
thought, as does most of his poetry.
His poems in Hindi and English have been published in Mid-day,
The Daily Hindi Milap and The New Indian Express.
Raheja has authored five books so far: The 100 Luminaries of
Hindi Cinema, Indian Cinema: The Bollywood Saga, Sahib Bibi Aur
Ghulam: The Original Screenplay, Chaudhvin Ka Chand: The Original
Screenplay and Kaagaz Ke Phool: The Original Screenplay.
This is Raheja's first attempt at haiku. He is a huge admirer of
Japanese haiku master, Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694).
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.