ISBN: 9788129111128 Publisher: Rupa & CoYear of publishing: 2007 Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 136 Language: English
Cinema is twentieth century's definitive medium of mass communication. It has proved a mode of catharsis in resonating among the viewers the sentiments for transforming their perceptions. Starting from...Read more
Cinema is twentieth century's definitive medium of mass communication. It has proved a mode of catharsis in resonating among the viewers the sentiments for transforming their perceptions. Starting from Raja Harishchandra (1913), the first indigenously made Indian feature film, film-makers and actors have attempted to provide in their contemporary films plausible scenarios, while entertaining over 3.5 million people on daily basis. This book, Indian Cinema: Ten Film Personalities, attempts to bring to focus the quintessence of the development of Bollywood over the years and the success stories of ten persons who have made Indian cinema most creative industry the world over. Such distinguished persons include film-makers like Satyajit Ray who kindled our sensibilities through the medium of cinema; Mrinal Sen, who experimented with new styles and techniques of film-making; Raj Kapoor, whose brand of intense passion wrapped social message with undercurrents of tradition and modernity; M.G.
Ramachandran, who had an unparalleled success in the politics of Tamil Nadu, and was an undisputed patron saint of the poor; and Shyam Benegal, who has portrayed in his films the panoramic society of India and its potential. Among other personalities included in this book is Amitabh Bachchan, who has endeared himself as an icon playing almost every role with an equal elan, Nargis, the epitome of grace, who as a representative of her generation and a symbol of change, was applauded as the First Lady of Indian cinema. Madhubala, with her celestial beauty, bewildering smile and vivacious eyes, projected depth of character and exercised a hypnotic power over the audience. Shabana Azmi is a contemporary actress who is a child of nature -- intuitive, witty, social activist and parliamentarian. Above all, it is a useful book for all those interested in the development of Indian cinema and in knowing the contributions of film personalities. Read less
About the author: M.L. Ahuja
M.L. Ahuja, MA, DLL, DCS, is the author of nine books. He has contributed numerous articles to reputed journals, mostly on book publishing and the marketing... Read more
M.L. Ahuja, MA, DLL, DCS, is the author of nine books. He has contributed numerous articles to reputed journals, mostly on book publishing and the marketing of books and journals. He had an opportunity to present papers at seminars in India, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, China and Hungary. Ahuja is the recipient of the Janseva Sadhbhavna Award from the International Integration and Growth Society for his Individual Contribution to Nation's Development. Read less