Because He Is

Because He Is

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Author: Meghna Gulzar
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 182
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129123648


Because he is...explores the journey of Gulzar, famed director, lyricist, screenplay writer, short story writer and what he first and foremost wants to be known as, a poet! Meghna Gulzar, daughter of Sahitya Akademi award winner Gulzar, has woven the life of her father between the pages of this book.

Meghna skillfully transcends the barriers of the conventional pattern of a biography to present a book that marks the poet's life, career, personal moments, joys and sorrows, in such a way that the reader will feel like an intrinsic part of Gulzar's life. His films are known for their sensitive depiction of interpersonal relationships, films like Parichay, Mausam, Aandhi, Maachis, have touched a chord in all of us in one way or the other.

The author, a director herself, speaks about her father's rise to become one of the most respected names in the Indian film industry, a name that now has seventeen Filmfare Awards and seven National Awards, besides innumerable books to his credit! The book is a personal insight into the bond between a father and daughter and the tremendous respect they have for each other's work.

A rare tribute from a daughter to her father!


Destiny in a song
Meanderings and Musings
Lights, camera, action!
And then there were three
Films, fables and friends
I am, because he is
Moondrops on celluloid
Who jo shaayar tha
Deja vu

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