ISBN: 9789380070988 Pages: 254 Size: 230*230 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 550 gm.
About The Book
Guru Dutt's career as a filmmaker was buffeted by extreme reversals of fortune. Within eight short months of the box office debacle of Kaagaz Ke Phool, Guru Dutt released his next production, Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), an epic romance that proved tremendously popular. The film's thematic nucleus is the deep emotional connection between two friends, Aslam and Pyaare Miyan, which is put to the test when they fall in love with the same woman. Chaudhvin Ka Chand presents romantic intensity and fraternal sacrifice with heightened emotionality but also dries out the moistness with splashes of well-scripted humor. The story's appeal is enhanced by director M. Sadiq, a Bollywood veteran from the 1940s, who imbues this Lucknowi tale with the honor and tahzeeb of a bygone era. Chaudhvin Ka Chand: The Original Screenplay archives the screenplay of this film and also incorporates insightful interviews of actors Waheeda Rehman and Farida Dadi, production associate Shyam Kapoor, make-up man Baburao Pawaskar and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya. Guru Dutt's movies determined the trajectory of many a film artiste's success story and his artful presentation of ideas shaped the course of Hindi films, this verity is examined in an essay by authors Dinesh Raheja and Jitendra Kothari. The films made under the aegis of Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd. are an ineluctable part of Hindi cinema's Belle ï¿½poque and this book is one of a compendium on three ageless classics - Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Chaudhvin Ka Chand and Kaagaz Ke Phool. Key Features: Screenplays are a new genre of publication Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew Extended analysis and commentary on the filmmaker's idiom Dialogues in English translation
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.