Confessions of a Bollywood Love Thief

Stephen Alter, Harcourt, 2007


Stephen Alter follows the conception and production of Omkara, Vishal Bhardwaj's reconception of Othello. Indian movie making is inexpensive compared to Hollywood, but not cheap in rupees ( $0.0225 in 2006 ) . These are huge productions involving many hardworking people, and dozens of the cast and the directors, as well as other big Hollywood names, are followed here. Classics and box office successes are discussed.

Some of the movies mentioned:

Aan (Taming of the Shrew)

1952

dir. Mehboob Kahn

--

Aandhi

1975

dir. Gulzar

HI

Anand

1971

dir. Hrishikesh Mikherjee

--

Angoor (The Comedy of Errors)

1982

dir. Gulzar

--

Arth (The Meaning)

1982

dir. Mahesh Bhatt

--

Barsaat (Rain)

1949

dir. Raj Kapoor

CM

Bhumika (the Role)

1977

dir. Shyam Benegal

--

Bobby (Romeo and Juliet)

1973

dir. Raj Kapoor

--

Chaahat

1996

star Naseeruddin Shah

--

Chandni Bar

2001

dir. Madhur Bhandarkar

--

The Blue Umbrella

2005

dir. Vishal Bhardwaj

BV HI

Corporate

2006

dir. Madhur Bhandarkar

--

Devdas

1955

dir. Bimal Roy

HI

Guide

1965

dir. Vijay Anand

--

Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke

1993

dir. Mahesh Bhatt

--

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron

1983

dir. Sanjay Sharma

--

Jewel Thief

1967

dir. Vijay Anand

--

Johnny Mera Naam

196?

dir. Vijay Anand

--

Kaagaz Ke Phool

1959

dir. Guru Dutt

--

Kalyug

2006

dir. Mahesh Bhatt

CM beth

Maachis (Matches)

1996

dir. Gulzar

--

Manthan (The Churning)

1976

star Naseeruddin Shah

--

Maqbool (Macbeth)

2003

dir. Vishal Bhardwaj

CM

Miss Frontier Mail

1936

star Fearless Nadia

--

Mr. India

1987

dir. Shekar Kapur

--

Mr. Singh / Mrs. Mehta

2010

dir. Pravesh Bhardwaj

--

Mr Prime Minister

2005

star Dev Anand

--

Page 3

2005

dir. Madhur Bhandarkar

--

Pakeeza (Pure One)

1972

dir. Raaj Kumar

--

Parineeta

2005

star Saif Ali Kahn

CM 491.43 PARINEETA

Pyaasa (Thirst)

1957

dir. Guru Dutt

-- title reused recent bad

Rangeela (Full of Color)

1995

dir. Ram Gopal Varma

BV

Romanchak ???

201x

dir. Vishal Bhardwaj

not yet filmed?

Salaam Namaste

2005

star Saif Ali Kahn

CM 491.43 SALAAM

Satya

1998

dir. Ram Gopal Varma

HI violent, no

Shakespeare-Wallah

1965

James Ivory

--

Shree 420

1955

dir. Raj Kapoor

--

Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota (What If?)

1996

dir. Naseeruddin Shah

-- About 9/11

Zakhm (Wound)

1998

dir. Mahesh Bhatt

HI

KLL suggests

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

2008

CM

Main Hoon Na

2004

TU

Rocket Singh

2009

missing :-(

Wake Up Sid

2009

TU

Seen

Diwale Dulhania le Jayenge DDLJ

1995

dir. Aditya Chopra

BV

Mother India

1957

dir. Mehboob Kahn

CM

Lagaan (Land Tax)

2001

dir. Ashutosh Gowariker

BV HI NP

Bandit Queen

2004

dir. Shekhar Kapur

CM

Delhi Belly

2011

BV CM HI

Omkara

2006

dir. Vishal Bhardwaj

HI

Mughal-e-Azam

1960

dir. K. Asif

CM 491.43 MUGHAL

Sholay (Embers)

1975

dir. Ramesh Sippy

HI CM


Bollywood

A portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood, after Tollywood, the nickname for Tollygunge in south Kolkatta, where many Bengali films were made.

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