Bollywood   :      Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow

Bollywood : Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow

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Author: Ramesh Dawar
Publisher: Star Publications
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 144
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):

Ashok Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
Aamir Khan
Abhishek Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai
Ajay Devgan
Anil Kapoor
Dev Anand
Dilip Kumar
Esha Deol
Guru Dutt
Hema Malini
Hrithik Roshan
Jaya Bachchan
John Abraham
Jushi Chawla
Kareena Kapoor
Karishma Kapoor
K. L. Saihgal
Lata Mangeshkar
Madhuri Dixit
Meena Kumari
Preity Zinta
Prem Chopra
PrithviRaj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
Rani Mukherjee
Saif Ali Khan
Salman Khan
Sanjay Dutt
Sajeev Kumar
Shabana Azmi
Shammi Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan
Shashi Kapoor
Sunny Deol
Sunil Dutt
Sushmita Sen
Waheeda Rehman