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

  • Hardcover
  • 215
  • Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s
  • Saadat Hasan Manto
  • English
  • 27 June 2019
  • 9780140275964

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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 In Service 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 Saving Place portrayed as a straightforward flirtatious young man Barn Burning and other stories 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. 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FREE READ É Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s 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. 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