By Diptakirti Chaudhuri
In what percentage Hindi motion pictures has the hero been with the large C (cancer that is)?
Who performed a double function in Sholay?
Which Dev Anand motion picture had the music ‘Usne phenka leg holiday to maine mara chhakka'?
And who used to be it that stated ‘Hum jahan khade hote hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai' in Kaalia? Amitabh, you are saying? re-evaluate!
From Geet Gaata Chal (songs that grew to become movies), the massive Bong concept (11 depictions of Bengalis) and Dawaa Ya Dua (8 varieties of ailments) to Nishabd (10 silent scenes of Amitabh Bachchan) and imagine Abhi Baaki Hai (16 strange ‘The End's), Bollybook is brim-full of fascinating asides, attention-grabbing insights and totally lifeless trivialities from the realm of Hindi cinema. each web page during this bumper publication the print an identical of a 270 minute Bollywood epic goes to engross and entertain you.
A reproduction of Bollybook belongs in your desk, correct subsequent in your DVD distant.
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Far out,” Arlo, on the screen, says again softly. The screening lasts until midnight. Wadleigh runs through The Who, Santana, Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix is incredible. The camera is two inches from his fingers. He’s stretching the strings, punishing them, winging out on an improvisation of “The Star Spangled Banner” where you hear rockets bursting in air . . Afterwards, Bob Maurice the businessman talking now. “I’m not sure you can do a story about this movie unless you talk to me,” he said. “The way this movie was conceived is the way a lot of movies are going to be made from here on out.
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