Author: Ramesh Dawar
Publisher: Star Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9781905863013
The first film, released in India in 1913, was ‘Raja Harischandra’, produced by Dada Saheb Phalke and since then Indian film industry has grown by leaps and bounds. Today it is perhaps the largest industry, and in terms of number of films produced every year, India has surpassed even Hollywood.
Indian films, in particular those in Hindustani language, are becoming more and more popular not only in India but all over the world. Films are considered as the least expensive and most effective mode of entertainment. The Indian films include not only films produced in Bollwood, but also those made in regional languages at Mumbai, Kolkota, Chennai etc. In terms of technique and music also, Indian films enjoy a very high reputation in all the continents of the world.
This book offers not only a brief history and growth of the Indian film industry, but also includes colorful images of more than fifty male and female stars of Hindi films of yesterday and today, with brief but concise biographical notes about them.
The book also includes separate chapters on:
- Kisses, sex and glamour, a new phenomena in Hindi films;
- Changing trends in Hindi cinema.
Indian cinema, history and growth since 1895
Kissing, sex and glamour, a new phenomenon
Twinkling stars of Hindi cinema (in alphabetical order):
K. L. Saihgal
Saif Ali Khan
Shah Rukh Khan