Gulzar's Angoor: Insights into The Film

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Harper Collins, Feb 25, 2019 - Performing Arts - 124 pages

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 extensive 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 exploring 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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2 Gulzar Sees a Thriller
Do Dooni Char
6 The Comic Trail
The Long Road to Angoor
9 Angoor
The Song as Comedy
Dialogue as Comedy

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About the author (2019)

Best known for her long association with Femina, which she edited for twelve years, Sathya Saran is the author of a book of short stories - The Dark Side - apart from the critically acclaimed biographies, Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey, Baat Niklegi toh Phir: The Life and Music of Jagjit Singh and Hariprasad Chaurasia: Breath of Gold. Passionate about writing, Sathya conceptualised and curates an offbeat writers' conclave titled 'The Spaces between Words: The Unfestival', held in Vijaynagar (Karnataka) and Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), India.

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