Gulzar's Aandhi: Insights into the Film

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Harper Collins, Feb 25, 2019 - Performing Arts - 144 pages
At one level, Gulzar's Aandhi (1975) is a story of estranged love between two headstrong and individualistic personalities; at another, it is a tongue-in-cheek comment on the political scenario of the country. Through a close textual analysis of the film, this book examines in detail its stellar cast, the language and dialogues, and the evergreen songs which had a major role in making the film a commercial success. Gulzar's own insights into the making of Aandhi (from an interview) further enhances the readers' understanding of the film. Saba Bashir's book will delight those wanting to savour the duality and drama that befit life, or shall we say, cinema.
 

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Contents

Preface
The Controversy
The Stellar Cast
The Poetry
The Language
Copyright
Copyright

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About the author (2019)

Saba Mahmood Bashir is a poet, author and a translator. Her first book was a collection of poems, Memory Past (2006) brought out by Writers' Workshop. She has also authored I Swallowed the Moon: The Poetry of Gulzar (HarperCollins India, 2013) and translated Gulzar's screenplays of Premchand's Godaan and Nirmala and Other Stories. Her forthcoming book is a translation of selected short stories by Manto.

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