Yash Chopra - Fifty Years in Indian Cinema

Yash Chopra - Fifty Years in Indian Cinema

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Author: Rachel Dwyer
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 256
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362347


This volume looks at one of the most charismatic and powerful figures within the Indian film industry - his name being synonymous with romantic glamour and a certain style within Indian culture. From his directorial debut in 1959 with Dhool ka Phool, the book spans his four decades as a director describing some memorable classic like Deewar and Kabhi Kabhie. It journeys with him to his advent as a producer in 1973, enumerating his enormous box-office hits during the 90s including Dilwale Dulhania le Jayange. It encompasses the other genres he successfully delved into with films such as Darr and Mashaal.

The author examines how Chopra has transformed the look of popular Indian cinema through tireless innovation within a mainstream tradition; his professional relationship with megastar Amitabh Bachchan; the influence of others, particularly Raj Kapoor, on his cinema, and his legacy as developed by his son Aditya Chopra. These analyses are complemented with insights and comments on the man and his oeuvre, through interviews with his family, his colleagues, his stars, his contemporaries and critics.



Yash Chopra
Cinema and Biography

From Assistant to Director

The Founding of Yash Raj Films

The Amitabh Bachchan Films

The Lean Years

Romantic Films


Appendix: Reflections