Author: Ashok Banker
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028359
This book vividly examines fifty major Hindi films in entertaining and intimate details. After reading this guide, you will see Bollywood and Hindi movies in a whole new light.
Bollywood-corny, kitsch, even crude at times-is more than just a giant entertainment juggernaut. It's a part of Indian culture, language, fashion an lifestyle. It's also a great bundle of contradictions and contrasts, like India itself. Regarded with dubious interest by Western critics, film professionals and movie-goers, today it is the new cool in international cinema.
This book vividly examines fifty major Hindi films in entertaining and intimate details. Thrillers, horror, murder mysteries, courtroom dramas, Hong Kong-style action gun fests, romantic comedies, soap opera, mythological costume dramas: they're all there. Have you seen all the film reviewed and mentioned in this book? Did you realize what made them special the first time round?
After reading this little guide, you will see Bollywood and Hindi movies in a whole new light.
Hindi and Hip: The Cool New Face of Bollywood: An introduction and an invitation to the song-and-dance
Silent Screamers: The first Bollywood films--all the strong, silent types
Singing in the Train: The first Hindi talkies, our great ancestors
The Sound of Masthi: Mischief and melodrama take centre stage
The Poetry of Pain: Personal and social problems, but with a sense of humour
Last Dance: An era ends in lavish style
Angry Young Men & Lovers on Motorcycles: A New kind of hero for a new generation
Keep the Faith: Let's get religious, and crazy and have a ball
Anything Goes: Comedy, intimate exposes, love stories, it's all possible now
A Kiss Before Dying (with Laughter): Funny heroes, bad heroes, non-heroes. . .hey, we've got it all
Four Wedding and a Bandit Queen's Funeral: The World's most expensive wedding video--and more serious matters
Cricket in a Dhoti & Other Millennial Wonders: Think big, think bold, think beautiful
Still Got them Bollywood Blues: Where to go for more info and movies