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Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s

REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW R advances of his female fans; Nargis comes across as just another young girl looking for companionship among her peers before she steps on the ladder that will forever take her away from the comforts of an ordinary middle class life; and Shyam the dashing handsome hero is portrayed as a straightforward flirtatious young man pining for the woman he loves Manto also describes in detail the obsessions of Sitara Devi; the unfulfilled desires of Paro Devi; and the intriguing twists and turns which transform Neena De. A uirky anecdotal view of the Hindi film industry from a time when even my grandparents were kids Like the back cover states most of the glittering stars from that galaxy are unknown to us today with the exception of Ashok Kumar Nur Jehan Nargis and KL Saigal I remember when I was growing up and there were these really old movies on Doordarshan I used to often wonder as to how some of these people became such big stars so far removed were they from my generation s notion of heroes heroines movies and starsIn fact Saigal with his nasal voice singing Jab dil hi toot gaya wasis one of the most parodied stars of that age among school kids if they at all knew himBut with age comes maturity and while I may still not see in them the same appeal as I would in the later year actors and those of my generation I can understand their allure in a country that was still under the boot of foreigners still striving for freedom And these stars and their movies I guess provided some measure of escape to the masses Not uite unlike todayThe book however is a collection of anecdotes about those stars told by someone who was a part of the coterie And while I do not doubt that the stories are factual they are also uite subjective You see Manto s own personality revealing itself as he tries to tell you how Ashok Kumar the superstar really uite shy when it came to women or how Nargis was just an ordinary girl not uite the beauty an assessment I agree with looking for friends And while he tells us about these stars who have endured the test of time he also talks of those not so famous now Naseem the fairy face whose daughter Saira Banu turned out to be a bigger star or Rafi Ghazni the casanova music directorThe stories are about people and uite like how we ordinary people perceive the stars to be incestuous fickle egoistic But sometimes they surprise us with their vulnerabilities their desires their follies and their failings which make them like us than the distant starsManto s writing style is whimsical meandering moody but true to the age and people he was writing about and hence suits the material to a TI am now looking forward to reading some of his other work If you are looking for something different I suggest you give this collection a try The Bald TruthThe First Complete Guide To Preventing And Treating Hair Loss unfulfilled desires of Paro Devi; and the intriguing twists and turns which transform Neena De. 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REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW Unforgettable reminiscences about the eccentric glamorous yet angst ridden Hindi film world of the 1940s Saadat Hasan Manto one of the greatest short story writers of the Urdu language was also a film journalist and story writer for the Hindi film industry in Bombay As an insider he was privy to the most private moments of the men and women who have dazzled generations of audiences In this series of sketches Ashok Kumar the screen idol of yore emerges as a shy yet brilliant actor forever looking to flee the eage. Absolutely heartbreakingly love this book It introduced me to Manto I simply could worship this book Bollywood stuffs nobody knows then this book is there you knowThis book talks about 13 personalities who were related to filmbollywood of the 1940s how they were in the eyes of the author the struggles success failures what they were behind the scenes their personal relationships that were kept as secrets what tactics they adopted most importantly how each of them had a uniue personality of their own Manto has been held as a controversial personality all his life Rightly so He is open unapologetic original fearless The book starts with a 8 paged introduction by Jerry Pinto a National Award Winner for the Best Book on Cinema describing the author Manto how he was as a person how he struggled his vision on Hindi cinema the different personalities he chose to write about in this book his role in creating Bollywood his real life issues Then comes the 9 paged Translator s Note by Khalid Hassan describing in details about the book Manto s journey of living at different places during his entire career his struggles in between when he had no job his relationships his movies with excerpts from Manto s own writingsBollywood personalities mentioned1 Ashok Kumar The Evergreen Hero2 VH Desai God s Clown3 Rafi Ghaznavi The Ladies Man4 Shyam Krishna s Flute5 Kuldip Kaur Too Hot To Handle6 Nargis Narcissus of the Undying Bloom7 Sitara The Dancing Tigress from Nepal8 Nawab Kashmiri An Actor s Actor9 Neena The Inscrutable Housewife10 Baburao Patel The Soft hearted Iconoclast11 Paro Devi The Girl from Meerut12 Nur Jahan One in a Million13 Naseem The Fairy ueenOverall the way Manto describes each personality is uniue different with a strong subtle sense of portrayal of each own I got overwhelmed with each line Some personalities like Sitara VH Desai were mesmerizingThe great thing about the description of each of these characters is that it has been presented in a very raw form but also very sophisticated in Manto s own ways The Undefeated uniue personality of their own Manto has been held as a controversial personality all his life Rightly so He is open Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze unapologetic original fearless The book starts with a 8 paged introduction by Jerry Pinto a National Award Winner for the Best Book on Cinema describing the author Manto how he was as a person how he struggled his vision on Hindi cinema the different personalities he chose to write about in this book his role in creating Bollywood his real life issues Then comes the 9 paged Translator s Note by Khalid Hassan describing in details about the book Manto s journey of living at different places during his entire career his struggles in between when he had no job his relationships his movies with excerpts from Manto s own writingsBollywood personalities mentioned1 Ashok Kumar The Evergreen Hero2 VH Desai God s Clown3 Rafi Ghaznavi The Ladies Man4 Shyam Krishna s Flute5 Kuldip Kaur Too Hot To Handle6 Nargis Narcissus of the Undying Bloom7 Sitara The Dancing Tigress from Nepal8 Nawab Kashmiri An Actor s Actor9 Neena The Inscrutable Housewife10 Baburao Patel The Soft hearted Iconoclast11 Paro Devi The Girl from Meerut12 Nur Jahan One in a Million13 Naseem The Fairy Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives uniue different with a strong subtle sense of portrayal of each own I got overwhelmed with each line Some personalities like Sitara VH Desai were mesmerizingThe great thing about the description of each of these characters is that it has been presented in a very raw form but also very sophisticated in Manto s own ways

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REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW Vi from an ordinary housewife into a pawn in the hands of film companies He writes with relish about the bunglings of the comedian VH Desai and the incredible dedication of Nawab Kaashmiri to the art of acting There are also stories about the rise of Nur Jehan as the greatest singer of her times; and the various peccadilloes of the musician Rafi Ghaznavi With subjects ranging from film journalism to the sexual eccentricities of these stars Manto brings to life a generation with his characteristic verve and hones. The book Stars From Another Sky is a collection of sketches of the yesteryear stars of bollywood Manto proves that he is as good at writing non fiction as much as fiction The accounts are truly racial and definitely controversial They not only give insights on the lives of these scandalous 1940s Indian actors but also the changing landscape of Mumbai and Lahore during the freedom of independence as well as partition Many a times Manto mentions how the films would stop due to these uprisings and curfews Manto after the partition moved from Mumbai to Lahore leaving behind a prosperous career in script writing and freelance writing His pieces are truly of the tabloid nature be it commenting on Sarita devi s promiscuity or making fun of Nur Jahan s conical brassiere One can t help but be transformed to the black and white world of motion pictures in Bombay of the 40s with his sometimes funny sometimes nostalgic and almost always scandalous accounts

  • Hardcover
  • 215
  • Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s
  • Saadat Hasan Manto
  • English
  • 24 June 2020
  • 9780140275964

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto Absolutely heartbreakingly love this book It introduced me to Manto I simply could worship this book Bollywood stuffs nobody knows then this book is there you know?This book talks about 13 personalities who were related to f

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s It was J Devika who gifted me the book 'Stars from Another Sky' by Manto that was four years ago I read it recently when i was pushing myself

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s A collection of Manto's writings on the Bombay film industry of the 1940's The book would have been all the entertaining if only I were familiar with characters than Ashok Kumar and Nargis Manto writes in his typical style

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW Manto was a misogynist The way he has written about actresses in the book is deplorable Ugh Don't know if I will b

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto I picked this book up a few years ago when Penguin India inducted the translation Khalid Hasan into their Classics library The translation had originally been published in 1998 Along with this I also picked up Manto's Bombay Stories simply because they were stories set in Bombay I must confess that while I'd heard of Saadat Hasan Manto and of his fame as a short story writer in Urdu I'd never read any of his wo

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    REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto A uirky anecdotal view of the Hindi film industry from a time when even my grandparents were kids Like the back cover states most of the glitter

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW Manto is known for his caustic and provocative short stories However very few people know that he was very closely involved with the Bollywood as well This book 'Stars from Another Sky' is a collection of Manto's film journalism pieces where he brilliantly sketches the pioneers of Indian Cinema like Ashok Kumar Nargis Nur Jehan Pran amongst others And talks about his beloved city Bombay in 1940s and how it changed his own life After partiti

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    REVIEW Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW Manto does it again This book is a collection of sketches about some famous personalities of Indian film industry of 1940s mainly Ma

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    PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s The book Stars From Another Sky is a collection of sketches of the yesteryear stars of bollywood Manto proves that he is as good at wr

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    Saadat Hasan Manto ì 6 REVIEW FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ì Saadat Hasan Manto PDF READ Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s A collection of real life stories as Manto recollects his time in the Bombay Film industry as a writer advisor and an insider with an outsiders perspective The book is replete with a cornucopia of colourful characters and flamboyant personalities real people who were the pioneers of the film industry in Bombay It's full of tantal

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