Kitnay Aadmi Thay?: Completely Useless Bollywood Trivia
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Kitnay Aadmi Thay?: Completely Useless Bollywood Trivia (English, Paperback, Diptakirti Chaudhuri)

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Kitnay Aadmi Thay?: Completely Useless Bollywood Trivia  (English, Paperback, Diptakirti Chaudhuri)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Westland
  • ISBN: 9789381626191, 9381626197
  • Edition: 2012
  • Pages: 310
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Lights! Camera! Trivia!

What was the name of the film they were shooting in Rangeela? What was the Amul hoarding when Shahenshah released? Who has the longestwinning streak in Filmfare awards? Did Johnny Walker get his name from the whiskey or was it the other way round? Who will star in Bajirao Mastani when it finally gets made?

If Bollywood questions keep you awake at nights, this is the book you want to read. Packed with 50 lists and 500+ entries, it is a multiplex of pointless Bollywood gyaan. Separated in eight logicless sections and with out a contents page (or index), it is a book for dipping into and zipping through.

Remember your favourite Bollywood film fast, actionpacked, mad, packed with colourful characters and a little bit of everything? Well, they made this book out of it.

About the Author
Diptakirti Chaudhuri has been a salesman for more than twelve years now having sold soaps, soft drinks, oils and newspapers all over India.

His obsessive love for movies is a hereditary disease, which was nurtured during his engineering and MBA college days. When not watching or reading about mov ies, he writes about them on his blog, Calcutta Chro mosome (http://diptakirti.blogspot.com) or discusses them on Twitter (@diptakirti).

He has published a book for children on the 2011 cricket World Cup. This is his second book.

He lives in Gurgaon with his wife, a son and a daughter. None of them shares his obsessive love for the movies. Yet.
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  • WESTLAND
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  • 2012
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  • Diptakirti Chaudhuri
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List-interested?

As school-children, we used to save our minuscule pocket money and invest them in posters and postcards of Sharukh, Amir and Madhuri Dixit, instead of SMS-top-ups, nailpaints or fuchkas. Bunking school meant movies, sometimes 3 consecutive shows of the same one. Corny marriage videos, ways to win that new girl in college, heartburns (read Madhuri Dixit didn’t marry me!!), quizzes, antaksharis, dumb-charades, trivias…Bollywood is omnipresent. This book is about the last one, trivia and a lot b...
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Parama Ghosh

Jul, 2012

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Dil Chahta Hai--THIS BOOK!

Kitnay Aadmi Thay will fingers (and toes crossed) become the Dil Chahta Hai of our generation. It is cool, shuns away from The Formula, but is still reverential to the dictum that Script is King
(and will remain forever the book you wish you had written/film you had made).
Other than Desai's "Nehru's Hero Dilip Kumar: In the Life of India" I have yet to read anything that unpacks the tale of how life in South Asia imitates art and vice versa how/what we watched reflected the life and times ...
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Aneela Z Babar

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Jul, 2012

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Not my Type..

The book specifies in details what 'Extraa Innings' states while showing movies on Sony and Sony-Max.....No kind of continuity or story telling. Seems like reading small magazine articles. Got bored and never tried reading again !!
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Nisarg Kothari

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Jan, 2014

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Excellent Read!

It is a very well composed book. Good content as well. A MUST-HAVE for all bollywood fans. Though the book has very rich content but still I would like to suggest to "Diptakirti Sir" to include more trivia in his next book. This book has much of lists, not so many trivias. That was the only let down for me (though I really enjoyed reading the book)
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Hitesh Kumar

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Dec, 2013

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The most useful "Useless Trivia" about Bollywood..

Great research, witty presentation and a genuine love for all things Bollywood is what strikes you when you turn the pages of this book. The experience is the same whether you read it from cover to cover or turn to any page at random.... Every page has a titbit which will surprise or amuse you. A good buy.
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RANGA SAI RAJAN

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Oct, 2013

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Must read for a Bollywood fan

Read this book to:
Bring back memories of movies you haven't watched in years
Take the challenge of answering the cinebuff-quiz questions which the book poses and then answers
Know more trivia about the movies you have already seen and loved
Want to go back and revise the movies again

Awesome and easy to read, couldn't stop once started.
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Rohit Anand

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Nov, 2012

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Mogambo Khush Hua!!

The legendary Amrish Puri would have crooned with ecstasy if he was around to read "Kitnay Aadmi Thay" today.
Complete with all things Bollywood ( Cricket? Check.Other Sports? Check. Doctors? Check. Trains? Check. Authors? Check.Diseases? Check. Doctors? Check. Locations? Check.Religions? Check. And many more...Whew!!), this is one mega list which is not only difficult to put down, but also to not recommend!
Diptakirti Chaudhuri's wonderful collection of Bollywood trivia fills in all those li...
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Noor Syed

Sep, 2012

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Kitnay Aadmi Thay?

In India, movies are worshipped like a religion. No festivals or get together is complete without a movie. We are obsessed in knowing everything and anything that happens in the life of film stars.

Some movies are so real that we associate ourselves with the characters. And some would be so magnanimous that we wish we were like those characters. Some movies have been trend setters and some have been trend breakers. Some actors are worshipped as God and some are shunned to dark. Some star kid...
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Satya Ramaswamy

Aug, 2012

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From Aankhen to Zanjeer

I have been an avid and a long-time reader of Diptakirti Chaudhuri's blog. Though I do not share his love for food or sports, I do love reading about his obsession with Bollywood. One has only to go through some random entries on his blog to realize it. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the man actually chose to write a book on it!

The first thing that strikes you about Kitnay Aadmi Thay (KAT) is that it has no contents section in the front and no index in the back. It is a completely rando...
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Pallavi Kamat

Aug, 2012

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Prerequisite to be called a Bollywood Fan!

If you have a passing interest in Bollywood, or trivia, or preferably both then you're sincerely better off reading or ordering the book right now than going through this review.

KAT is a Bollywood fan's wet dream come true. Like any blockbuster worth its salt it takes you by surprise with the depth of research in its very first chapter on opening credits over the years.

The entire book is divided into similar chapters which at first glance don't seem to be following much of a plot, but as...
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Suhel Banerjee

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Jul, 2012

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