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Bolly Book (The Big Book of Hindi Movie Trivia)

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Item Code: NAL568
Author: Diptakirti Chaudhuri
Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 9780143422174
Pages: 488 (30 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.0 inch x 7.0 inch
Weight 540 gm
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About the Book

From Geet Gaata Chal (song that became movies), The Big Bong Theory (11 depictions of Bengalis) and Dawaa Ya Dua (8 kind of diseases) to Nishabd (10 silent scenes of Amitabh Bachchan) and Picture Abhi Baaki Hai (16 unusual ‘The End’s). Bollybook is chock-full of interesting asides, fascinating insights and utterly useless trivia from the world of Hindi cinema. Every page in this bumper book-the print equivalent of a 210-minute Bollywood epic-is going to engross and entertain you.


About the Author

Diptakirti Chaudhuri is a salesman by day and writer by night.

This is his third book, and the second on Hindi cinema. He is currently working on biography of India’s most explosive screenwriters, Salim- Javed.

He lives in Gurgaon with his wife, a son and a daughter. They don’t share his obsessive love for the movies. Yet.




Iss ilaakes mein naye aaye ho, sahab? ix
Title Track  
Lights, Popcorn, Action: 12 Opening Credits 2
Pehli Mulaqat: 5 Famous First Meetings 7
Starting Small: 13 Low-Profile Debuts 11
Rishtey Naatey 16
Cine-Maa: 15 Mothers 16
The Baap of All Lists: 11 Fathers 20
Phoolon Ka, Taaron Ka, 12 Brother-Sister Pairs 24
Salaamat Rahe: 16 Friends 27
The Truth about Cats and Dogs: 10 Filmi Pets 32
Heartbreak Hotel: 13 Unlucky Star Children 36
Naya Daur: 9 Father and Sones Playing Fathers and Sons 41
Spiritual Ancestors: 5 Sets of Characters Who Grew into Each Other 45
Indian Idols  
Christian Brothers: 12 Depictions of Christianity 50
Jo Bole So Nihaal: 12 Depictions of Sikhs 54
Bawas in Bollywood: 9 Depictions of Parsis 58
Crossing the Vindhyas: 14 Depictions of South Indians 62
The Big Bong Theory: 11 Depictions of Bengalis 67
East, West, North, South: 8 Regional Superstars 72
Kryptonite: 10 Superheroes 78
Independence Day: 10 Freedom Fighters 83
Unifored Ladies: 10 Women Police Officers 88
Men of Mystery: 008 Spies 92
Rakshak: 10 Bodyguards 97
Heavenly Bodies: 10 Unusual Gods 101
Not-so-scary Movies: 10 Ghosts in Non-horror Movies 105
Here, There, Everywhere  
Class Acts: 12 Star Teachers 110
In the Classroom: 10 Blackboards 115
Author, Author! 7 Men of Letters 119
Canvas on Celluloid: 10 Artists 122
Alpha Plus: 11 mbas 127
Kanoon Ka Haath: 13 Lawyers 131
Focused Peole: 12 Photographers 136
Roof over the Head: 10 Homes Bought or Rented 140
Eat to Live, Live to Eat: 11 Roles of Food 144
Never Up To Any Good  
Chor, Chor: 10 Thieves 150
Killer Kaun? 13 Clues to Identify Killers 155
Evil Eve: 10 Lady Villains 159
Jab Tak Suraj Chand Rahega: 10 Politicians 163
DawaaYa Dua: 8 Kinds of Diseases 167
All That Connects Us  
Stop Press: 10 Filmi Newspapers 172
Idiot Box: 9 TV Channels 176
Lifeline of the Nation: 10 Trains You Shouldn't Miss 181
Taking Flight: 10 Aircraft and Pilots 186
Vrroom, Vrroom: 10 Cars 190
One for the Road: 12 Road Movies 195
Hello, Hello: 10 Uses of Phones 199
Howzzat: 10 Cricketinng Movies 204
Beyond the Boundary: 10 Sports 209
Geet Sangeet  
All Together, Now: 9 Musical Medleys 216
Waak Engliss, Taak Engliss, 16 Lessons in English 220
Lines: 9 Poems 223
Sitar Aur Guitar: 12 Stringed Instruments 230
Undivided Attention  
Inked: 10 Tattoos 236
After a Bath: 9 Towel Scenes 240
Hot! Hot!! Hot!!! 10 Stars in Swimsuits 244
Half-time Hero (in)es: 6 Appearances at the Interval Point 250
Face-off: 11 Lgendary Confrontations 253
Acting Talent  
Three's Crowd: 13 Actors Who Played Three Roles or More 258
Show Stealers: 6 Roles That Became Bigger than the Movie 263
Pride of India: 14 Miss Indias 267
Baar Baar, Lagataar: 16 Stars with Hat-tricks at Filmfare Awards 272
Yo Yo: 10 Famous Casting Flip-flops 276
Inspirations and Tributes  
Inspiration+Perspiration: 6 'Lifted' Plots 282
Reboot: 8 Decades of Reincarnation 285
The Great Indian Movie: 8 Movies Inspired by Epics 289
An Offer You Can't Rafuse: 6 Remakes of The Godfather or Parts Thereof 293
Hats Off: 7 Tributes by Film-makers 296
The Greatest Film Ever Made: 10 Tributes to Sholay 299
Coming Soon: 7 Cliches That Are About to Happen 303
Location, Location, Location  
Office, Office: 10 Corporate Settings 308
Oh, Calcutta: 12 Movies Set in Kolkata 313
Uttam Pradesh: 10 UP Towns in Movies 318
Yen Dollar Pound Lira: 10 Movies in Foreign Cities 323
Here and There :7 Filmi Places 327
Of Advertising and Marketing  
Hype and Buzz: 10 Markrting Campaings 332
Marketing in Bollywood: 10 Brand Placements 336
Ad Space: 10 Advertising Campaigns 341
Utterly Butterly Bollywood: 35 Amul Ads 345
Dream Factories: 10 Production House Mascots 350
Very Interesting Names  
Lamboo-ji Aur Tingoo-ji: 10 Movie Titles of Extraordinary Length 356
What's in a Name? 10 Stars Appearing on Screen with Their Real Names 359
Name's in a What? 17 High-Profile Names 363
19 Star Nicknames 366
Excitement Of Movies  
Imagining Things: 11 Greatest Movies to Not Have Been Made 370
Geet Gaata Chal: 24 Songs That Became Movies 375
Meta: 10 Films within Films 378
Inside Job: 11 Films Watched Inside Films 383
Outrage!!! 10 Movies That Offended People 387
Yes? No? Maybe?  
Acting Talent: 10 Directors Who Have Acted 392
Music Makers: 10 Singing Stars 397
Under Cover: 11 Songs in Disguise 401
Life's Drag: 10 Drag Appearances 406
LGTB: 14 Instances of Alternative Sexuality 410
Transformers: 10 Characters Who Changed Beyond Recognition 414
Framed: 10 People Seen in Pictures 418
Who Kaun Tha? 8 Characters That Didn't Exist 422
Qs Cutie: 19 Early Films of Aamir Khan 426
Nishabd: 10 Silent Scenes of Amitabh Bachahan 432
On Endings  
Picture Abhi Baaki Hai: 16 Unusual 'The End's 438
End Mein Twist? 10 Last Scene Cameos 442
Given Up for Dead: 10 People Who Came Back for More 448
Bahut Shukriya, Badi Maharbani...' 453
Images Courtesy and Copyright 454
Index 456
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