Eena meena deeka: the story of Hindi film comedy
Offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of Indian screen comedy. Traces the evolution of the genre from Dhirendranath Ganguly through the 30s and 40s (Noor Mohammed 'Charlie' and others), 50s and 60s (Johnny Walker, Agha Jagdeep, Johar among others), 70s and 80s (Asrani, Paintal and others) to the fading years of the twentieth century. Also takes a close look at the ruban middle-class comedies (Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Base Chatterjee), the comedies of the New Wave (Kundan Shah and Pradeep Krishan), the emergence of the romances, villain-comedian all rolled into one.
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