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And Then One Day - A Memoir (English, Hardcover, Shah Naseeruddin)

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And Then One Day - A Memoir  (English, Hardcover, Shah Naseeruddin)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN: 9780670087648, 0670087645
  • Pages: 328
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And Then One Day is the poignant and inspiring memoir of the acclaimed Indian actor, Naseeruddin Shah.

Summary of the Book

Naseeruddin Shah’s memoir depicts his extraordinary journey from a feudal village near Meerut, to Catholic schools in Nainital and Ajmer, and finally to stage and film fame in Mumbai. Along the way, he narrates his passages through Aligarh University, the National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India, where his life actually started to change. And Then One Day is a compelling tale, written with uncommon honesty and elegance, infused with tongue-in-cheek humour. There are also emotional portraits of family members, darkly amusing accounts of his school days and the vibrant roles of directors and actors he has worked with, including Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad, Ebrahim Alkazi, Om Puri and Shabana Azmi. The book grippingly describes his struggle to earn a living through acting, his experiments with the craft, his love affairs, his early marriage, his triumphs and let-downs with incredible honesty and impartial self-assessment. It is packed with delightful tales as well as moving and often tender revelations, making it a riveting read throughout.

About Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah has been an actor-director-teacher in theatre, having played the lead in more than two hundred feature films and over sixty professional theatre productions, both in India and abroad. He is also passionate about playing and watching tennis, cricket and movies. Shah has been honoured with numerous awards, although he seldom talks about them. He currently lives in Mumbai.

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  • Penguin Hamish Hamilton
Publication Year
  • September
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4.3
150 Ratings &
11 Reviews
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This book will ruffle few feathers in film-industry

One of the Best Memoirs to read.

Pros:
Engaging. Sparking. Humoring. Saddening. Satisfying.

Cons:
You want more. You'll crave for more. You'd want to read "Continued..." on the last page.

The book should be a must-read for all aspiring actors, both for what they should do and what they shouldn't. They need to read Shah to know why they won't have as much fun as he did. And why they won't learn as much as he did. the most riveting chapters of And Then One Day are his early years, the autobi...
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Shyamal Pandya

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16 Sep, 2014

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True Nasser Style

I have always been a big fan of Nasser films. May sound cliche but then that's it as a statement of fact. Unconventional looking but one of the most brilliant actors of our generation to have impacted Indian cinema. Nasser recounts his childhood days in UP, his tumultuous relationship with his father, days of intense struggle in theatre and in FTII, followed by training at NSD and finally breakthrough in the movie industry. What's noteworthy is that Nasser has written in very fine prose and w...
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Shailesh Rau

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13 Dec, 2014

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Honest Memoir

Extremely well written and honest memoir by someone who has been in public life. The books speaks about his early life to mid life to the point he actually became a star.
If you are looking for gossip from the film industry its hardly something you will get. But its a man journey from being a scared loserish boy in school to being this confident performer. His ups and downs in life and so on.
However, in certain parts he gets too trivial about his line of acting and how he arrived at...
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Ambesh Tiwari

21 Sep, 2014

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Wonderful book

This is a book that should be bought not just by actors but also those who glorify silly bollywood movies beyond necessity.
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Nikhil Gangavane

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18 Nov, 2014

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One of the best!

It is honest, searingly honest. It is readable, eminently readable. It is fast paced, page-turner fast (imagine that in an autoB!). And does he have command on the lingo! He's good.

I've not yet finished the book but this great actor gives a very open glimpse into his personal life, there is not too much pontificating (as many others do), he is not pompous at all. He is very open about his shortcomings and accepts them just as they are, no apologies.

My only grouse - I'm reading this at su...
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Dylan Fan

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18 Nov, 2014

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And then one Day

Good book but complicated language. Good experience of Naseer but Not reader friendly.
Naseeruddin Shahs memoir
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Sanjay

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3 Oct, 2014

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An inspiring journey !

The way Mr. N.Shah speaks can make you sit and listen to him for hours. Its not just the way he speaks it's the content as well. I being his ardent fan since the time of Jane Bhi Do Yaaron of course can't wait to get hold of the memoir in his own words. And after going through half through ATOD, I must say it's a master piece by Khaluja yet again ! God bless !
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Tanmay Gupta

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13 Sep, 2014

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Very Good

Honest, no holds barred story of one of India's finest actors. Told in a matter of fact way without trying to cater to any particular image.
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Flipkart Customer

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16 May, 2017

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Complicated English

I was able to finish the book in a week but the issue with the writing is he has used many English words which are not commonly used so need a dictionary with you to understand the true meaning behind every sentence. Also, paid more attention to the period before he entered into mainstream cinema. It seems he had intentionally not written about the period once he became famous in Bollywood.
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Pranav Savai

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9 Jun, 2015

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Honest!

This book is refreshingly honest and it makes you feel like Naseer saab is himself narrating all the stories of his struggles and emotions to you. A must read :)
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Anish Samtani

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23 Jan, 2015

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