Not everyone attains celebrity status in the quicksand of film-making business. Sadly, many remain unsung.
A cinematic masterpiece, Bimal Roys Madhumati is an enduring classic and one of the most enduring legacies bequeathed to the Indian film industry by the black-and-white era. Starring the legendary thespians Dilip Kimar, Vyjayanthimala and Pran, Madhumati combined a heartbreaking saga of love with a convincing, spine-chilling ghost story to create an award-winning hit movie which continues to inspire Bollywood even today.
In Bimal Roys Madhumati - Untold Stories from Behind the Scenes, his daughter, Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, explores how Roys biggest commercial success was made, revisiting shoot locations, meeting people who were involved in its making, building on reminiscences, media reports, interviews and most importantly, the memories of the three stars - Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala and Pran.
With a tribute by Amitabh Bachchan, a foreword by Vyjayanthimala and exclusive on-location photographs, this book is a must-have, both for fans of this iconic film and for those interested in the history of the Indian film industry.Interesting Facts
About the Author
- The book is about the making of the block-buster movie Madhumati (1958).
- It includes interviews with iconic starts like Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Pran.
- For those interested in the hows and whys of film-making in the black-and-white era, this book definitely takes them two steps ahead.
- This book is written solely on peoples experiences and does not get into the technical nitty-gritties of film-making, making it a non-cumbersome, enjoyable read, full of fun filled moments.
- The book also includes some rare pictures of archival material, making it for a collectors edition.
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, daughter of the legendary Bimal Roy, runs the Bimal Roy Film Society founded in 1997 and also writes in Indian national dailies, filing stories or features in The Indian Express, The Hindu, Mid-day, Rediffmail.com and The Times of India. She is a feisty patron of cinema and fine arts, a staunch supporter of womens rights and a gourmet enthusiast.