Dilip Kumar - The Last Emperor

Dilip Kumar - The Last Emperor

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Author: Sanjit Narwekar
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 150
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129103513


This is the story of a man with humble beginnings yet, one who reached out and came away with a fistful of magical stardust. From being dismissed for being a non-actor in his debut film Jwarbhata to creating a small oeuvre that is admired by critics and repeatedly studied by actors to this day, Dilip Kumar has become a legend in his own lifetime. His tumultuous early years saw him crave for love with a yearning bordering on passion but it was as if fate conspired to deny it to him, till the time he found it in Saira Banu, the woman he married. He translated his real life angst into screen melodrama with such success that it brought him innumerable fans and the sobriquet of Tragedy King. Although accused of being repetitive in his roles, he ensured that each of the characters was well delineated right down to the last nuance.

Discover Dilip Kumar, a man who won as many hearts as he broke, whose charm and appeal are everlasting and who continues to be a source of inspiration for several of his colleagues and later day actors.

Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighter, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people. These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the readers.



Life in the Frontier City

The Formative Years

A Star in the Making

Crafting the Image

Significant Milestones

Reworking the Image