The Bollywood Saga - Indian Cinema

The Bollywood Saga - Indian Cinema

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Author: Jitendra Kothari
Dinesh Raheja/
Narrator: Ismail Merchant
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 155
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362851


Bollywood, the Hindi film industry started with just one film, Raja Harishchandra, in 1913. By the end of the century, however, it had grown into a creative and financial behemoth with the intervening decades witnessing technological innovations that were to change the face of the film industry. Today, Bollywood produces more than 100 films a year and entertains billions of people around the globe.

Indian Cinema: The Bollywood Saga documents this incredible story of Hindi films. The book takes the reader on a chronologically-charted odyssey through each epoch of this historic and dramatic journey, examining and analyzing the benchmarks of the vibrant changes that marked each passing era-the early silent years, the excitement at the introduction of sound, the gradual seeping in of colour into film images, the fashioning of eternal classics, right up to the post millennial glitzkieg of mega-budget ventures balanced on the cusp of art and commerce.

Few stories are as rich or as fascinating. The Boolywood Saga recaptures the romance of the past and the pragmatism of the present for all those who love Hindi films.



The Bollywood Saga 1913-2003

The Silent Era 1913-1920s

The Unleashing of Sound 1930s

Ascending the Growth Curve 1940s

The Gilded Age 1950s

Colourful Escapism 1960s

The Decade of Rebellion 1970s

Pockets of Grace 1980s

Going Retro 1990s

The Post-Millennial Period

Significant Films 1930-2003