ISBN 9789382299356,100 Films to See Before You Die

100 Films to See Before You Die


Times Group Books



Times Group Books

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789382299356

ISBN-10 9382299351

Paper Back

Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Film, TV & radio

Anupama Chopra's 100 Films To See Before You Die is a book that brings together some of the greatest films ever to be produced. From Sholay to Cinema Paradiso, and Charulata, Chopra provides critical insight as to why these movies are on the must-watch list.

These films are selected from all corners of the world and have been selected since they are considered timeless classics by the author. Every film is an example of cinematic brilliance and Chopra notes that these do create an impact. The author provides a subjective perspective and these are films which have left an indelible mark in Chopra's viewing experience.

This book also shares some never-before-heard film trivia such as Anand's shooting took about 20 days to complete. Yash Chopra's Deewar was shot only during the night since Amitabh Bachchan was also shooting for Sholay during the day. The tickets for Mughal-E-Azam was sold for hundred rupees despite the original ticket price being Rs. 1.50

The films cover a range of emotions from sadness, joy, happiness, anticipation to different genres such as comedy, romance, tragedy and more. Whether it is Bicycle Thieves, Cinema Paradiso or Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anand, the list is guaranteed to move anyone. This list also contains some of India's finest art house cinemas such as Kundan Shah's Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and Arth which starred Shabana Azmi and Om Puri. These films were not just commercial successes, but also raised important questions such as the position of women in society and the need for democracy in a corrupt country.

100 Films To See Before You Die contains some of the most entertaining films of all times and with the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema in 2013, this book becomes an important guide for cinema enthusiasts