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Penguin Book, 2002 - Performing Arts - 132 pages
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Almost Everything You Wanted To Know About Bollywood
Bollywood Corny, Kitsch, Even Crude At Times Is More Than Just A Giant Entertainment Juggernaut. It S A Part Of Indian Culture, Language, Fashion And Lifestyle. It S Also A Great Bundle Of Contradictions And Contrasts, Like India Itself. Regarded With Dubious Interest By Western Critics, Film Professionals And Movie-Goers, Today It Is The New Cool In International Cinema.

This Book Vividly Examines Fifty Major Hindi Films In Entertaining And Intimate Detail. Thrillers, Horror, Murder Mysteries, Courtroom Dramas, Hong Kong-Style Action Gunfests, Romantic Comedies, Soap Operas, Mythological Costume Dramas&They Re All There. Have You Seen All The Films Reviewed And Mentioned In This Book? Did You Realise What Made Them Special The First Time Round? After Reading This Little Guide, You Will See Bollywood And Hindi Movies In A Whole New Light.

Ashok Banker, The Author Of This Book, Is A Well Known Columnist, Novelist And Scriptwriter.

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