Bollywood Today

Bollywood Today

Product ID: 23464

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Shipping Note: This item usually arrives at your doorstep in 10-15 days

Author: Kaveree Bamzai
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 174
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174365088


In Bollywood, every cliché is true. The script does not matter, only the proposal does. The song and dance is everything. Packaging counts and marketing delivers. Everything revolves around a handful of stars. Much of the funding is from unorganized and sometimes even questionable sources.

But Bollywood, a derivative name for the Hindi film industry that is a loose agglomeration of old-style film families and newly established studios, of venerated stars and tough-talking directors, often defies the clichés it embodies.

Since 1995, a fantastic year which saw three different genres of cinema – Aditya chopra’s diaspora-meets-desis romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge; Ram Gopal Varma’s ironic comedy Rangeela; and Mani Ratnam’s contentiously political Bombay – there has been a tectonic cultural and commercial shift.

A new breed of filmmakers has taken over altering age-old artistic conventions and business norms. The three filmmakers are just some of the characters who walk in and out of the frames of this. What drives – and how they drive – multi-million rupee industry, whose impact on society in India is as wide as its influence among the increasingly vocal diaspora, is what makes this book the picture-perfect beginner’s guide to current Bollywood.



Amitabh Bachchan
Shah Rukh Khan
Aamir Khan
Salman Khan
Aishwarya Rai
Sanjay Dutt
Saif Ali Khan
Rani Mukerji
Hirthik Roshan
Abhishek Bachchan
Preity Zinta

Aditya Chopra / Yash Chopra
Mani Ratnam
Ram Gopal Varma
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Mahesh Bhatt
Ashutosh Gowariker
Karan Johar
Vishal Bharadwaj
Farhan Akhtar
Nagesh Kukunoor