Sholay, the Making of a Classic

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Penguin Books India, 2000 - Motion pictures - 194 pages
3 Reviews
National Award Winner: 'Best Book On Film' Year 2000

Film Journalist Anupama Chopra Tells The Fascinating Story Of How A Four-Line Idea Grew To Become The Greatest Blockbuster Of Indian Cinema. Starting With The Tricky Process Of Casting, Moving On To The Actual Filming Over Two Years In A Barren, Rocky Landscape, And Finally The First Weeks After The Film'S Release When The Audience Stayed Away And The Trade Declared It A Flop, This Is A Story As Dramatic And Entertaining As Sholay Itself. With The Skill Of A Consummate Storyteller, Anupama Chopra Describes Amitabh Bachchan'S Struggle To Convince The Sippys To Choose Him, An Actor With Ten Flops Behind Him, Over The Flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha; The Last-Minute Confusion Over Dates That Led To Danny Dengzongpa'S Exit From The Fim, Handing The Role Of Gabbar Singh To Amjad Khan; And The Budding Romance Between Hema Malini And Dharmendra During The Shooting That Made The Spot Boys Some Extra Money And Almost Killed Amitabh.
  

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An in-depth look into the making of Indian Cinema's most loved film. Well researched and brilliantly presented. A must for all fans of the film and cinema in general. Read full review

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Contents

KITNE AADMI THE?
1
LOHA LOHE KO KAAT TA HAI
27
KEEMATO TUM CHAAHO KAAM O MEIN CHAAHUN
40
MUIE GABBAR CHAAHIYEZlNDA
54
BAHUT YAARANA LAGTA HAI
91
DAR GAYA SAMJHO MAR GAYA
114
YEH HAATH NAHIN PHAANSI KA PHANDA HA
138
IS STORY MAIN EMOTION HAI DRAMA
156
YAAD RAKKHUNGA TUJHE YAAD
179
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About the author (2000)

Anupama Chopra is the film critic for "India Today. "She is the author of "Sholay: The Making of a Classic "(2000), and was awarded--by the president of India--the prestigious National Award for the year's best book on cinema.

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