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Bobby: The Complete Story

Price : $8.75
ISBN # : 9789350295472
Author : K.A. Abbas
pages: 160
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : HarperCollins
Published : 2013

In 1973, a film shattered box office records all over India. It introduced two young stars who became instant heart-throbs, and ushered in a new genre of Hindi films, the teeny-bopper romance. It also bailed out the legendary RK Films after the disaster that was Raj Kapoor's magnum opus, Mera Naam Joker. The film was Bobby. Even forty years later, Bobby remains the benchmark for teenage romances, widely imitated, but seldom matched in its freshness, spirit and enduring appeal. At the time of the film's release, its writer K.A. Abbas, in an act years ahead of its time, also published the novelized version of the film to great commercial success. Bobby: The Complete Story is that book. Including K.A. Abbas's original preface and a perceptive new foreword by Suresh Kohli, its re-release marks forty glorious years of the film's release, its star Rishi Kapoor's sixtieth birthday and Abbas's centenary. As engaging a read as the film was entertaining, it is also an insight into the creative process through which a story transforms into a film.



Author Bio: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914 87) was a prolific political commentator, short story writer, novelist, scriptwriter and a film-maker who preferred to call himself a communicator. He published seventy books in English, Urdu and Hindi, including an engaging autobiography, I Am Not an Island and two semi-autobiographical novels, Inquilab and The World Is My Village, detailing contemporary Indian history. His works have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages including Russian, German, Arabic, Italian and French. Abbas has received several state and national honours, including the Padma Shri in 1969.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 23 January, 2013.
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