Author: Sanjit NarwekarPublisher: RupaYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 204ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129108860
This is the story of a man with humble beginnings who reached out and came away with a fistful of magical stardust. From being dismissed for being, a non-actor in his debut film Jwar Bhata to creating a small oeuvre that is admired by critics and repeatedly studied by actors to this day. Dilip Kumar has become a legend in his own lifetime. His tumultuous early Years saw him crave for love with a yearning bordering on passion but it was is fate conspired to deny it to him, till the time he found it in Saira Banu, the woman he married. He translated his angst into screen melodrama with such success that it brought him innumerable fans and the sobriquet of ‘Tragedy King’. Although accused of being repetitive in his roles, he ensured that each of the characters was well delineated right down to the last nuance. Discover Dilip Kumar, a man who won as many hearts as he broke, whose charm and appeal are everlasting and who continues to be a source of inspiration for actor till today.
Prologue1. Life in the Frontier city2. The formative Years3. Discovering Films4. Learning the Ropes5. A Star in the making6. The First Milestone7. Crafting the Image8. Parting with Mehboob9. The Second Milestone10. Reworking the Image11. A Famous court Case12. The Third Milestone13. The Final Milestone14. The Image Trap15. The Eligible Bachelor Succumbs16. The Ageing Hero17. The Public Life of a Private Man18. The Private Life f a public Man19. Putting Character in his Roles20. Pilgrimage to Peshawar21. The in winterEnd of Book Notes 1End of Book Notes 2End of Book Notes 3End of Book Notes 4End of Book Notes 5End of Book Notes 6End of Book Notes 7BibliographyAcknowledgments