Archive for January 5th, 2009

“Bollywood films are ‘feel-good’ films which are conerned with how to be happy and to lead a good life. Our cinema productions have a fixed structure: they are at least three hours or more -and thus longer than ‘Titanic’. As a rule they have six song-and-dance number, and deal with subjects with focus on societal values, and most of all the family.”

…says Shah Rukh Khan in the book i would like to introduce you today; his sentences expresses the reason why i see so many bollywood movies as well, (bilkul)  to spend happy and easy hours, to feel many basic emotions which are almost invisible now in reality but surviving in dreams and movies only!


As the above excerpt suggests, the book is about Bombay (or Mumbai) Film Industry. The title of the book is Bollywood – The Passion of Indian Film and Music. Indeed it is like an encyclopedia with its huge dimensions and colorful, eye-catching photos inside. It is also one of the ear-books, which means you can find 4 different music CDs inside the front cover representing the different categories of indian music namely bollydance, bollypop, bollyrock, bollyjazz so that you can hear the most famous singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Kishore Kumar, Atif Aslam, Udit Narayan, Asla Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi, etc.

What else can you find out in this book? Lets check the titles…Dream Factory From the Far East, Theatre of Dreams, Cinema is a Religion, Traditional Artwork, Real Emotions, Jobs in the Dream Factory, Glamour on the Red Carpet. Under such basic titles you can see precise but expressive details together with exclusive photos of leading Bollywood Actors and Actresses such as Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Shaeed Kapoor…

Shortly the book is opening the doors of wonderland, and all you have to do is just to climb the glamorous steps of the dreams:)

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