ISBN 9789384544409,V. Shantaram : The Man Who Changed Indian Cinema

V. Shantaram : The Man Who Changed Indian Cinema


Hay House



Hay House

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789384544409

ISBN-10 938454440X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 324 Pages
Language (English)

Entertainment & Performing Arts

An authentic, heartfelt, insightful and comprehensive account of one of Indias most respected and eminent filmmakers, who was an institution in himselfV. Shantaram (1901 - 90) stands out as a colossus in Indian cinema. As one of the pioneers in this field, he honed his skills not only as a producer and director but also as an actor, writer, cameraman, technician and editor. He effectively used the medium of cinema as a vehicle for creating awareness about numerous social problems (Such as communal-ism, dowry and the cycle of debt and poverty) and tried to bring about a change in society. This riveting biography - penned by his daughter - brings alive the life and times of Shantaram and his contemporaries, while simultaneously throwing light on a bygone era of Indian cinema marked by struggles, uncertainties and difficulties but yet infused with hope, perseverance and determination. Among Shantarams prominent creations in Hindi are Ayodhya Ka Raja (1932), Sairandhari (1933, Indias first color film), Amrit Manthan (1934), Duniya Na Maane (1937), Aadmi (1939), Padosi (1941), Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Dahej (1950), Janak Janak Pyal Baaje (1955), Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957), Navrang (1959), Sehra (1963), Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne (1964) and Pinjra (1972).