Author: Jitendra KothariDinesh Raheja/Narrator: Ismail MerchantPublisher: Roli BooksYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 155ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362851
Bollywood, the Hindi film industry started with just one film, Raja Harishchandra, in 1913. By the end of the century, however, it had grown into a creative and financial behemoth with the intervening decades witnessing technological innovations that were to change the face of the film industry. Today, Bollywood produces more than 100 films a year and entertains billions of people around the globe.Indian Cinema: The Bollywood Saga documents this incredible story of Hindi films. The book takes the reader on a chronologically-charted odyssey through each epoch of this historic and dramatic journey, examining and analyzing the benchmarks of the vibrant changes that marked each passing era-the early silent years, the excitement at the introduction of sound, the gradual seeping in of colour into film images, the fashioning of eternal classics, right up to the post millennial glitzkieg of mega-budget ventures balanced on the cusp of art and commerce.Few stories are as rich or as fascinating. The Boolywood Saga recaptures the romance of the past and the pragmatism of the present for all those who love Hindi films.
ForewordThe Bollywood Saga 1913-2003The Silent Era 1913-1920sThe Unleashing of Sound 1930sAscending the Growth Curve 1940sThe Gilded Age 1950sColourful Escapism 1960sThe Decade of Rebellion 1970sPockets of Grace 1980sGoing Retro 1990sThe Post-Millennial PeriodSignificant Films 1930-2003Index