ISBN: 9789380070995 Pages: 216 Size: 230*230 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 500 gm.
About The Book
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, 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.