Author: Rachel DwyerPublisher: Roli BooksYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 256ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362347
This volume looks at one of the most charismatic and powerful figures within the Indian film industry - his name being synonymous with romantic glamour and a certain style within Indian culture. From his directorial debut in 1959 with Dhool ka Phool, the book spans his four decades as a director describing some memorable classic like Deewar and Kabhi Kabhie. It journeys with him to his advent as a producer in 1973, enumerating his enormous box-office hits during the 90s including Dilwale Dulhania le Jayange. It encompasses the other genres he successfully delved into with films such as Darr and Mashaal.The author examines how Chopra has transformed the look of popular Indian cinema through tireless innovation within a mainstream tradition; his professional relationship with megastar Amitabh Bachchan; the influence of others, particularly Raj Kapoor, on his cinema, and his legacy as developed by his son Aditya Chopra. These analyses are complemented with insights and comments on the man and his oeuvre, through interviews with his family, his colleagues, his stars, his contemporaries and critics.
ForewordAcknowledgementsPrefaceYash ChopraCinema and BiographyFrom Assistant to DirectorThe Founding of Yash Raj FilmsThe Amitabh Bachchan FilmsThe Lean YearsRomantic FilmsProductionAppendix: ReflectionsNotesBibliographyFilmographyIndex