Prepare to be enchanted by the glamour and colour of the world’s biggest film industry with DK Book’s Bollywood: The Films! The Songs! The Stars! This is the ULTIMATE book for all Bollywood fans which has a serious super-duper thumbs up from us!
With a foreword by legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood invites you to celebrate of some of the highlights, milestones, and surprise hits of more than a century of artistry and innovation in Indian cinema.
Bollywood takes you on an illustrated journey through the history of Indian cinema, from its very beginnings with the release of Raja Harishchandra in 1913, to the pioneering studios of the 1930s, the Golden Age of Hindi cinema and classic Bollywood films including Mother India, right the way through to modern hits like PK and Queen. It will also take a closer look at the music behind the biggest Bollywood hits, in-depth illustrated ‘storylines’ throughout the book guide fans through the plots and the indispensable songs of iconic films including Kismet and Devdas.
Written by expert contributors, Bollywood reveals more about the lives of legendary film stars, from leading heroines and much-loved heroes, to infamous villains past and present, from Raj Kapoor and Hema Malini, to Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan. Profiles for influential directors, choreographers and producers also reveal more about the figures’ fundamentals to creating Bollywood’s success, and their unique approach to filmmaking.
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M. M. Ausaja: A film historian and memorabilia archivist based in Mumbai, India, Ausaja is the Vice President at Osians Connoisseurs of Arts, a premier auction house for art and cinema in Mumbai. He has authored the book Bollywood in Posters and his next book, The Bachchans, a coffee-table project, is due in October 2017.
Karan Bali: A writer and film-maker based in Mumbai, India, Karan is the co-founder of Upperstall.com, a website on contemporary and classic Indian cinema. He has also directed various documentaries, and was an Assistant Director on Everybody Says I’m Fine! and Matrubhoomi.
Aseem Chabbra: A New York-based freelancer who focuses on films and arts, Aseem has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Out, New York, Mumbai Mirror, The Hindu and Rediff.com. He is the author of Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star.
Rajesh Devraj: A screenwriter and researcher based in Mumbai, India, Rajesh has co-authored the book The Art of Bollywood and has written the screenplay for movies such as The Fakir of Venice, Arjun: The Warrior Prince, Quick Gun Murugun, and Positive.
Juhi Saklani: A freelance writer and photographer based in New Delhi, India, Juhi was a travel writer and editor for Outlook Traveller Guidebooks for more than a decade. A Hindi film lover, she is the author of Lonely Planet’s Filmi Escapes: Travel with the Movies, and writes on films for her blog Laughter Memoirs. She has also authored Times Books’ Delhi by Metro and DK’s Eyewitness Gandhi.
Suparna Sharma: A journalist based in Delhi, India, Suparna Sharma is a film critic for The Asian Age newspaper. She is currently working on a book on India’s first gossip writer, Devyani Chaubal. Tanul Thakur A National Award-winning film critic and independent journalist based in Mumbai, India, Tanul’s articles have been published in Caravan, Open, Fountain Ink, GQ, Yahoo! India, The Wire, Firstpost, and OZY, among others.