Dilip Kumar - An Autobiography
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Best there was,Best there is and Best there will be.

What else can be given rather than 5 stars.It is the autobiography of the best actor our film industry have ever had.The book took the reader to a wonderful voyage of Yousuf Sahab's life.What a great actor and person he is.Long Live Dilip Kumar..
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Harsh Sharma

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Mar, 2015

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Know the dedication,commitment and attainments of a legendary Thespian

A painstaking elaborate effort which covers different facets of his life right from early childhood in Peshawar to Bombay / Mumbai so far . A self made man who did not have any notable formal education but developed different faculties by dint of extremely hard work and his God gifted genius. He was very much attached to his mother and sympathetic to father.Took best possible career of 4 brothers ( Ayub Khan died young) and 6 sisters in a large family of 12 siblings. I wish we had more inform...
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Mithilesh Kumar

Certified Buyer, Patna

Jan, 2015

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Legend With Black Suit.

We Are Very Lucky To Know About Your Legendary Achievements. Through This Book, I Got To Know How Good Human You Are. Must Read This Book.
Thank You Udaytara.
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Danish Enam

Sep, 2014

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Gift for My Father

My father was a great fan of Dilip Kumar Sahab, he is quit happy when he received it...., Good Job Flipkart
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Abu Faisal

Certified Buyer, Hyderabad

Aug, 2014

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Perfect Gift for my grandfather who is a die hard Dilip Kumar fan!

I bought this for my grandfather on father's day. Well, he loved it! So I am more than satisfied with the product. It is a light weight, hard bound book with a very nice print. I haven't read the book (but he finished it in 2 days!) so can't review it. But it was a wonderful gift. It has a long ribbon of a soft yellow colour, reminiscent of classic books and print of yester years, to mark the pages. But I stuck a bookmark on it that I made in the shape of a film strip and wrote my msg on it t...
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Apoorva Arora

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Aug, 2014

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Very apt title

Wondeful autobiography written in very simple but heart touching language which gave an insight to the mind of the great legend. Some events of his life which the readers wanted to know in detail like the Madhubala and his second marriage has been left unsaid but otherwise a wonderful book.
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Rosaline Biswal

Certified Buyer, Bhubaneswar

Jul, 2014

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The Legendary Star-Intellectual Dilip Kumar

I share a few lines on my reading the book ‘Dilip Kumar: the substance and the shadow- an autobiography’ as narrated to Ms. Udaya Tara Nayar, published by Hay House Publishers, New Delhi (2014). I enjoyed reading every bit of this book including the foreword by Ms. Saira Banu, the star-wife of the legend. After reading the book my reverence for this matinee idol has gone up further. Indeed, he is one of the greatest star-intellectuals having a tremendous understanding of the humanity and the ...
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Brahma B. Panda

Dec, 2014

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A legend's biography

Not many of my generation know about the kind of mesmerizing power Dilip Kumar had during 1950s and early 1960s. He was in a league of his own and (in words of Satyajit Ray) "the ultimate method actor".

I gifted this book to my father on his birthday and he thinks the book is very nicely written. Don't buy expecting to find any controversial stuff.
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Amit

Certified Buyer, Lucknow

Nov, 2014

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THE LOST OPPORTUNITY

Happen to read “The Substance and the Shadow” An Autobiography of the veteran actor, Yousuf Khan, popularly known as Dilip Kumar, the doyen of Indian Cinema, the first Super Star of Bollywood. The book is the sincere account of his life, his experiences right from his birth to childhood to his early years and finally his career as an actor, it also consists of various interesting anecdotes from his life , although very intense and detail document with an inordinate narrative quality , the leg...
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SHEKHAR BOPARDIKAR

Certified Buyer, Mumbai

Nov, 2014

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Dilip Kumar - The Substance and the Shadow : An Autobiography

Excellent book. Enjoyed reading. Could live thro 1922 till now. Very well narrated.
Would love to read more of similar books.
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Devdas

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

Jul, 2014

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