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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Tranquebar Publisher
    • ISBN: 9789383260317, 9383260319
    • Edition: 1st, 2013
    • Pages: 315
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    Have you heard of Footpath (1953), perhaps the most left leaning film in which Dilip Kumar gave one of his most nuanced performances, of director actor Chandra Shekhars Cha Cha Cha (1964), a fascinating musical where the Harijan hero becomes a fabulous pop dancer? Of Gaddar (1973), perhaps the finest example of film noir in popular Hindi cinema? Of the Amol Palekar directed Thoda Sa Roomani Ho Jayen (1990), a rare true blue musical with Nana Patekar at his best? Of Sehar (2005), one of the most undefeated gangster movies by Bollywood? Of Antardwand (2010), a movie on shotgun weddings that gobsmacks you with its authentic portrayal of mofussil Bihar? National Award winning film writer Avijit Ghosh takes a second look at 40 such compelling Hindi movies that have been largely forgotten. Speaking with the directors, producers, cinematographers, music directors and actors behind these, he explores how and why they have fallen through the cracks of our memory. Insightful, racy and loaded with interesting anecdotes did you know Simi Garewal was dating cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi during the making of Teen Devian? And that Amitabh Bachchans Majboor has shots directly inserted from Charles Bronsons film, Cold Sweat? This book is as much for Hindi movie fans as it is for serious.
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    • Publication Year
      • 2013 September
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      • Avijit Ghosh
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    5

    Worth it

    Loved it.A worth read.Thanks to flipkart for making it available
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    Piyali Roy

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    my review

    Easily the best book I read in the last 3 years. Its a great way to go deep into the history of Bollywood. Over the years there had been a lot of movies which we missed, and here we find them all.
    Some of them I had viewed and hence I could totally relate to what Avijit says, but the point is, there he says more than what we all know, and that's the best part.
    Vey very good book and its highly recommended of all movie buffs.
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    saugata giri

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    28 May, 2015

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    Amazing Book! Sequel please!

    This is one of the best book ever for hindi movie lovers. Well written and packed with gems. I for one would love to know about all the other forgotten/underrated movies that the author had in his list. Request Mr. Ghosh and his publishers for a sequel and more! Please!
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    Faisal Kalim

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    10 Apr, 2015

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    Throw back

    Just read it to know what we have missed..Avijit, as always, goes into depth to take out the forgotten,if not lost emotions that needs to be refreshed or known.
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    Prasenjit Bose

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    20 Feb, 2014

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    Very well written book

    Read two chapters and after I got convinced that it is a well written book, I read it from cover to cover and I now I have a long list of to-be-watched movies!

    A must read book for bollywood buffs.
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    Yatin Gupta

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    24 Dec, 2013

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    What are you waiting for..go ahead and grab your copy guys...

    40 retakes takes you on a different journey about some films which was either ignored by audience or makers themselves. Avijit Ghosh after CInema Bhojpuri and now 40 retakes proven that he is the true connoisseur for Cinema. I hope more to see and hog his writings in coming years. A book which not only film-makers should have but general people should read this book and get enlightened.


    Thanks Avijit Ghosh for writing this book. But I have a complain sir, you have written it so well that th...
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    nitin chandra

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    7 Nov, 2013

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    A gold mine for film lovers

    Avijit Ghosh does not disappoint when you buy 40 RETAKES. The title is catchy. The book is so well-written you hate to put it down and attend to your daily jobs. An excellent book to catch up on the history of Indian (Hindi) films. Love it!

    His earlier books were terriffic best sellers too: BANDICOOTS IN THE MOONLIGHT and CINEMA BHOJPURI.
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    Debasish Roy

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    18 Oct, 2013

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