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The Penguin India Cinema Quiz Book
The Penguin India Cinema Quiz Book

The Penguin India Cinema Quiz Book

by Suman Tarafdar

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English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0143028529 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 245

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Suman Tarafdar
Supriya Chotani/
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 245
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028529

Description

This Quiz Book is the most comprehensive quiz book on Indian cinema available. With a variety of questions on subjects ranging from Dadasaheb Phalke and Bimal Roy to Sholay and Lagaan, this is a book designed to test the knowledge of the most ardent movie buff.

Do you remember where the song Dil Ka Bhanwar kare pukar from Tere Ghar Ke Samne was picturized? Can you recall what the last name of the character played by Rajesh Khanna was in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand? Can you name the Hindi film where the first half of the title appeared in the second reel and the other half in the fourth? Did you know that Karan Johar made his acting debut as Shahrukh Khan’s buddy in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge? Thousands of such posers await you in the pages of this book.

The book spans the whole spectrum of commercial and art films from all over India, from the beginnings of film history to the present. There are separate sections on cinema in each of the major regional languages, as well as intriguing sets of questions on art house cinema, Bengalis in Bollywood, the city in cinema, filmi formulas, mythologicals, sequels, villains, and much more. Sets of questions are also devoted to industry pioneers like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip-Dev-Raj, Guru Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Om-Naseer-shabana-Smita, Satyajit Ray and V Shantaram.

There are a total of 1500 questions divided into 150 sets for easy quizzing. This includes five visual rounds and hundreds of challenging trivia questions. Full of fascinating information about the films and film stars we all love, this is a book that will provide hours of stimulation and delight to anyone interested in Indian cinema.

Contents

Authors’ Note

Questions

The Silent Era
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
Mixed Bag 1
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
Mixed Bag 2
Pioneers
Studios
Theatres
Firsts
Mixed Bag 3
Directors
And More Directors
Producers
Scenes
Mixed Bag 4
Visuals 1: Stars of the Silver Screen
Actors
Actresses
Co-stars
Characters
Mixed Bag 5
Themes
Socials
Comedy
Romances
Mixed Bag 6
Crime and Adventure
War
Mythologicals
Breaking Conventions
Mixed Bag 7
Historicals
Cinema and the Independence Movement
Biographicals
Bollywood and the West
Mixed Bag 8
Tamil Cinema
Telugu Cinema
Malayalam Cinema
Kannada Cinema
Mixed Bag 9
Marathi Cinema
Cinema of the West
Cinema of the North
Cinema of the East
Mixed Bag 10
Visuals 2: Dream Girls
Bangla Cinema
Satyajit Ray
Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen
Bengalis in Bollyland
Mixed Bag 11
Music and Musicians
Music Directors
Playback Singers - Male
Playback Singers - Female
Mixed Bag 12
Lyrics and Lyricists
Songs
Modern Melodies
Choreography
Mixed Bag 13
Story, Script, Screenplay
Literature and Cinema
Cine Crew
Cinema and Other Arts
Mixed Bag 14
Debuts and Discoveries
Children and Cinema
Women in Cinema
Families on Screen
Mixed Bag 15
Filmi Couples
Love Unrequited
It Might Have Been
Deaths
Mixed Bag 16
Visuals 3: Celluloid Greats
Art House Cinema
Shyam Benegal and the Hindi New Wave
Gulzar and Middle of the Road Cinema
Women Directors
Mixed Bag 17
Awards
Festivals
Comments
Criticism
Mixed Bag 18
The Early Directors
Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt
Dilip-Raj-Dev
The Golden Girls
Mixed Bag 19
Om-Naseer-shabana-Smita
Farooque-Deepti Amol
The Stars of the Seventies
Supporting Roles
Mixed Bag 20
Kishore Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
Sholay
The Masala Directors
Mixed Bag 21
Cinema and the Media
Films and Television
Film Publicity
Box Office
Mixed Bag 22
Visuals 4: New Age Classics
Laws and Film Bodies
Censorship
The Government and cinema
Documentaries
Mixed Bag 23
Politics and Cinema
Cinema and the Left
Religion and Cinema
Sex and Cinema
Professions
Double Roles
Mixed Bag 25
Immortal Lines
Remakes
Inspirations
What’s in a Name?
Mixed Bag 26
Visuals 5: Mixed Bag
Star and Style
Filmi Feuds
Villains and Vamps
Filmi Formulas
Mixed Bag 27
Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai
The New Directors
Star Kids
Blockbusters
Mixed Bag 28
Khandom
The Nineties Women
It’s All About
The Show Must Go On
Mixed Bag 29

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