MEENA KUMARI

MEENA KUMARI (English, Paperback, Mehta, Vinod)

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MEENA KUMARI  (English, Paperback, Mehta, Vinod)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Genre: Performing Arts
    • ISBN: 9789350296257, 9789350296257
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    She was his favourite heroine, or one can say she still is. He wrote her biography a few months after she passed away. She represented what no one else could on screen according to him and rightly so. She charmed him and he never met her. Maybe that is the beauty of interactions you do not have you have them and those are the ones that last forever. It did for Vinod Mehta, when he started writing his book on the legendary Meena Kumari in 1972.

    The book has been reprinted by Harper Collins and it is a boon to all lovers of biographies and but of course for fans of the actress. Meena Kumaris life was always seen upon as one of tragedy. From her unsuccessful marriage to the various lovers who used her, she was always the centre of attention for the longest time. Meena Kumari talks of the actress as the authors heroine. He speaks fondly of her. He speaks of her with great sadness. He speaks of her life, her childhood, her voluminous body of work and the way she lived and died. At the same time, he tries to get away from the tragedy queen bracket cut out for her.

    The writing is vivid and paints pictures in the readers head. It is empathic and yet controlling, without becoming too sentimental. Vinod Mehta writes with a connection which is also quite neutral. He has documented every single aspect and has also to a large extent not judged people in her life, which would have been quite difficult to do. Read the biography to know more about one of the reigning stars of the Indian Film Industry and you will not be disappointed.

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    The Life and Times of Indias Greatest Tragedienne. Vinod Mehtas riveting account of Meena Kumaris life begins with her death, weeks after the release of her swan - song Pakeezah. He goes back in time to Meetawala Chawl in Dadar East, where she was born and to the flats and mansions she lived in, the studios where she worked, the hospital where she died and the cemetery she was cremated in. Having never met the star, Mehta talks to all those who were close to her maligned husband Kamal Amrohi, her sisters, her in-laws, her colleagues and co-stars to create a complex portrait of a woman who carefully cultivated the image of someone unfairly exploited and betrayed by her lovers and lady luck. It was a picture that blended with her on-screen persona. The media had, after all, already anointed her Hindi cinemas great tragedienne.
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    5

    Mind-blowing purchase

    good book.
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    Kamari Shukla

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    Oct, 2018

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    5

    Simply awesome

    if you are an MK fan this one is a must to your collection.
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    Pooja Poojary

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    May, 2017

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    MEENA KUMARI : An Engaging, Nostalgic Biography.

    MEENA KUMARI written by the late Vinod Mehta in his forthright, lucid style, made for interesting and nostalgic reading. Ironically, the book reached me just a day after he had passed away.

    Though he had never met the actress personally, Vinod Mehta, as a biographer, has managed to successfully draw up an eloquent portrait of the artist and the woman, revealing lesser known facts about her initial phase as a child artist forced into working in films due to hard times, the salad years of succ...
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    Rajendra Teredesai

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    Apr, 2015

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    Magical Meena

    Simple and to the point. It gives a wonderful insight to Meena Kumari's life.
    Got some charming photographs of Meena Kumari too. I recommend this to all fans!
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    Somya Saxena

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    Mar, 2015

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    awsome story

    nice book and greatt story and book binding was really awsome....and wroth for money i bought it to gift someone but after reading it i have planned to gift this book for 2 more frnzzzz so vinod mehta such a great author and meena kumari a beautiful girl greatttttt combination
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    Mirza Tousif

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    boring

    avoidable
    it is a laboured effort..in my opinion
    there is not enough personal information barring her stormy relationship with Kamaal Amrohi and Certainly not enough pictures from her personal life. as a fan i already know about her films and career. i would have liked more about her family life..her relationships with others not only romantic liaisons. also.. in order to show 'his heroine' in a positive light does the esteemed author have to run down other actors?
    it does not make for a grip...
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    radhika minhas

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    .Must read for those who want to know more about this versatile actress.

    I was excited to read this book even before it was re-released. Though the author has never met the actress, he paints a wonderful portrait of this lady. Hats off to Vinod Sir for his eloquent writing style and for binding the readers till the story ends. Must read for voracious readers.

    I would also like to thank flipkart for timely delivery. You guys are doing a great service especially for those living in remote areas.
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    Ashita Kulshreshtha

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    Aug, 2014

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    Must read!

    Great Read.. Totally captivating.. A person's life captured so real.. Go for it..

    Kisi ka pyaar leke tum ...
    Naya jahan basaoge.....
    Yeh shaam jab bhi aayegi ..
    Tum humko yaad aagoge....


    Ajeeb Daastan hai yeh...
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    Brindha Krishnamoorthy

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    Dec, 2013

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    lovely articulation

    If we really go deep into knowing the life of indian heroines, most of them must have been with a tragedy life. No doubt, India has produced many great heroines of all times and one such is Meena Kumari. I am a south indian and knowing about the bollywood movies and other stuffs puts me into lots of interest and this book written by Mr Metha is a excellent master piece of all times. I had gone thro all pages of this book and it is heart touching. WOnder many times, why god has played with man...
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    Arun Kumaravel Saraswathy

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    Dec, 2013

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    full of hard words....really you need even a dictianary as well

    really nice and interesting book..but full of hard words.....i mean i literally had to keep dictianary...whole time with me while reading this book....i would say one thing...meena kumari..herself diidnt knew english...the book is only well read ,,enjoyed and understood when it has got a very simple english ...which any person can understand...
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    vaishali soni

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    Oct, 2013

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