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Bollybook: The Big Book of Hindi Movie Trivia

Price : $19.75
ISBN # : 9780143422174
Author : Diptakirti Chaudhuri
pages: 496
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Penguin
Published : 2014

In how many Hindi films has the hero been afflicted with the Big C (cancer, that is)?

Who played a double role in Sholay? Which Dev Anand movie had the song Usne phenka leg break to maine mara chhakka ?

And who was it that said Hum jahan khade hote hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai in Kaalia? Amitabh, you say? Think again!

From Geet Gaata Chal (songs that became movies), The Big Bong Theory (11 depictions of Bengalis) and Dawaa Ya Dua (8 kinds of diseases) to Nishabd (10 silent scenes of Amitabh Bachchan) and Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (16 unusual The End s), Bollybook is chock-full of interesting asides, fascinating insights and utterly useless trivia from the world of Hindi cinema. Every page in this bumper book the print equivalent of a 270- minute Bollywood epic is going to engross and entertain you.

A copy of Bollybook belongs on your table, right next to your DVD remote.



Author Bio: Diptakirti Chaudhuri is a salesman by day and writer by night.

This is his third book, and the second on Hindi cinema. He is currently working on a biography of India s most explosive screenwriters, Salim Javed.

He lives in Gurgaon with his wife, a son and a daughter. They don t share his obsessive love for the movies. Yet.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 27 August, 2014.
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