Akhtar, Subhash Ghai, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Shyam Benegal,
Gulzar and Amit Khanna presented their views during
The book released by Rekha contains a Foreward by
Malcolm, one of the most revered film critics of world
cinema. And a gripping analysis of the past 100 years
has been penned down by the book's editor, Lalit Mohan
Bollywood legends themselves share their views about the
industry-Gulzar, the famous lyrcist, explores the deep
roots of song and dance, while the renowned filmmaker
Shyam Benegal shares his unique insight of the
Indian film critics have given their in-depth reviews on
Bollywood's burning subjects: a range of Bollywood
classics and blockbusters have been discussed by Pratik
Joshi and Maithili Rao describes what is in the heart
and soul of this popular genre.
Dolly Thakore evaluates the legends of Bollywood,
whilst the underdogs-
vamps and villains, are profiled by Deepa Gehlot.
In the final chapter, Madhu Jain opens the doors
to the future of Bollywood providing a close-up of a new
generation of filmmalers, out there to conquer the West.
book has been published by Dakini Books for whom
this is the second international launch.
during the launch, Sanjeev Mehra, Chief
Operating Officer of Oxford Bookstore and www.oxfordbookstore.com
said, "We at Oxford Bookstore are delighted to host
the first launch of Dakini Book in India. Backing our
packed shelves are regular book readings and informative
panel discussions like the one held today with eminent
personalities of the field, which add value to what we
offer to our customers."