Gulzar's Angoor: Insights into The Film

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Harper Collins, Feb 25, 2019 - Performing Arts
Angoor (1982) is among the best-loved comedies in Hindi cinema. It is also a perfect example of Gulzar's genius as a writer, complete with his impish wordplay. Through interviews with some of the main actors in Angoor (Deepti Naval and Moushumi Chatterjee) and its earlier version - both adaptations of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - this book traces the evolution of a comic tale that continues to amuse audiences of all ages. It deftly peels the layers to explore how song, dialogue, silences and wordplay add to the actors' arsenal in creating humour that can range from rib-tickling mirth to guffaws. Sathya Saran's book reveals what lies behind the evergreen appeal of Angoor, with memories and anecdotes shared by Gulzar himself.

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Tales from Shakespeare
Gulzar Sees a Thriller A Story
Bhranti Bilash
Behind the Scenes of Do Dooni Char 5 Do Dooni Char
The Film that Wasnt
The Comic Trail Many Kinds of Laughter
The Long Road to Angoor
A Sweet Sour Story
A Set of Crafty Characters
The GulzarPancham Brand of Music
The Song as Comedy Jest Music
Dialogue as Comedy

An Affair with Shakespeare

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About the author (2019)

Sathya Saran is a Consulting Editor with HarperCollins Publishers India and teaches fashion journalism at NIFT. Author of the bestselling biographies of Guru Dutt and S.D. Burman, her most recent publications include Knot for Keeps: Writing the Modern Marriage (HarperCollins India, 2018). Sathya was also editor of the first women's magazine of India, Femina, for twelve years.

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