Music, Masti, Modernity: The Cinema of Nasir Husain

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HarperCollins Publishers India, Oct 20, 2016 - Performing Arts - 424 pages
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Debuting as a film-maker in 1957 with Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Nasir Husain became one of the most successful film-makers in Hindi cinema over the next twenty-five years with musical blockbusters like Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Teesri Manzil, Caravan, Yaadon Ki Baaraat and Hum Kisise Kum Naheen. This book analyses the work of Husain and how his films played an important role in shaping commercial Hindi cinema as it exists today. Through interviews with a number of prominent film personalities such as Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan, Asha Parekh, Javed Akhtar, Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, the book contextualizes Husain's legacy and places him as one of the important auteurs of Hindi cinema.

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About the author (2016)

Akshay Manwani's first book, Sahir Ludhianvi: The People's Poet, was critically acclaimed and has been a bestseller. He writes on Indian cinema and popular culture for a variety of publications such as the Caravan, The Indian Quarterly,, Mint, Business Standard and Mumbai Mirror.

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