Reviews of Books on Films
These are some books on films I reviewed for The Tribune. However, i liked them so much that the books are a part of my library
The Kapoors: The First family of India
This is a review of a book on the First Family of Bollywood written by Madhu Jain. Madhu Jain, in her biography 'The Kapoors' has attempted the Herculean task of weaving a compelling saga of the lives of four generations of this legendary dynasty.
Enchantment of the Mind:
Manmohan Desai's Films
Connie Haham’s treatise is an analysis of the significant aspects of Desai’s genre with its trademark flair for adventure, pie-on-the-face comedy, flamboyant sets and costumes, catchy tunes, lost-found formulae and colloquial dialogues.
I Want To Live:
The Story of Madhubala
Khatija Akbar’s biography has woven together reminiscences of musicians like Naushad and Anil Biswas, stars like Begum Para, Minu Mumtaz, Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand and journalists like B.K Karanjia. In doing so, she has put together a vignette of Madhubala, the person behind the dazzling face with its mix of innocence and subtle sensuality.