Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema With Javed

Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema With Javed
  • Hardcover
  • Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema With Javed Akhtar
  • Javed Akhtar
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • 0195649230

Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema With Javed Akhtar❮Read❯ ➬ Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema With Javed Akhtar Author Javed Akhtar – Essayreview.co.uk This book features the well known screenplay writer, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Kabir on his work in Hindi cinema, his life and his poetry An original thinker and a br This book Conversations on PDF Ê features the well known screenplay writer, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Kabir on his work in Talking Films: ePUB Ì Hindi cinema, his life and his poetry An original thinker and a brilliant conversationalist, Akhtar s sharp mind and unique skill in analysing Films: Conversations on PDF/EPUB è films and his own work will bring a new and rare insight into Hindi cinema The volume includes a number of photographs.


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10 thoughts on “Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema With Javed Akhtar

  1. says:

    A scholarly interactions between two people Javed Akhtar is a famous poet, lyricist and screenplay writer Nasreen Munni Kabir lives and works in London as an independent film producer director She has made over 100 documentaries on hindi cinema, and has written several books on it Javed Akhtar talks about his early days, his struggles in Mumbai, his relationships with his parents, his life and work in films where he began as a clapper boy and his successful partnership with Salim Khan You c A scholarly interactions between two people Javed Akhtar is a famous poet, lyricist and screenplay writer Nasreen Munni Kabir lives and works in London as an independent film producer director She has made over 100 documentaries on hindi cinema, and has written several books on it Javed Akhtar talks about his early days, his struggles in Mumbai, his relationships with his parents, his life and work in films where he began as a clapper boy and his successful partnership with Salim Khan You can feel his enthusiasm when he talks about Urdu poetry and of course Urdu as a language If you have any interest in Hindi cinema then this book is definitely a must read My favourite quotes from the book 1 Conversations have three levels people, incidents and ideas The lowest form of conversation is about people When we go up one rung we reach incidents which have a slightly larger spectrum than talking about people But the conversation which really matters is when we talk about ideas, because they are universal and live beyond time and space 2 I consider film dialogue as edited and directed conversation You shouldn t be allowed to meander Good film dialogue is not conversation but a kind of representation of it 3 I believe words are like people You scrutinize them carefully 4 Books Books In my formative years, I hadn t seen many films books wereeasily available And there was a tradition of reading in the family, everybody read There would be lots of books and magazines in the house and people would discuss them So I read a lot films were expensive, one could see two films in a month, oh no, perhaps one film in a month, But we could read as many as we wanted.5 Both things have helped me in my life my deep interest in literature and my extreme fascination for films I was glamour struck by cinema.6 Life is strange Sometimes if you look back, Munni, you feel like editing your life, re writing it, you change scene 12, but the story is so well knit, the moment you change scene 12 which is less pleasant, you realize that scene 32 which is the highlight of the story will have to vanish it is not possible to retain scene 32 because it has some connection with scene 12 I understand that this present would not have been possible without that past 7 He Javed s father once made a remark that left deep impression on me He said, It s very easy to write in difficult language but it s very difficult to write in easy language because you have to have tremendous command over language to put an intricate or complicated idea into simple words 8 One could say in art we need four things to observe, to feel, to understand, and to communicate what we have felt.9 What s important is that you should work from your heart with total sincerity and involvement Do what excites you, don t do things that you think are the right to do 10 There s a saying in Urdu, if you want to know somebody well, either live with them for fourteen years, or travel with them But there s another way observe a person when he or she is very angry People drop all their guard in a moment of anger, their real self is revealed No matter how angry you are, if you are a decent person, you won t say or do things that you believe to be unfair or below the belt That s where your class will show.11 I have a weakness for people who are bright and have a good sense of humor I have respect for nice people, but I d rather spend an evening with an interesting person

  2. says:

    A 140 page interview with Javed Akhtar who is great at conversation Javed Akhtar is such a delight talking on life and films that I m tempted to give this a 5 This was my 2nd book by d author who does a good job making herself invisible and has minimal comments Despite being short, d books have substance and r satisfying and I have already started third by her on Gulzar back to back.

  3. says:

    Excellent introduction to how the screenplay, dialogue and story departments in the Bollywood work Javed Akhtar takes you through a guided tour of his own life and also the different phases of Bollywood Excellent content though the translation could have been better.

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  5. says:

    Quite an interesting book for Bollywood movie buffs, but does not have anything much for other readers.A littleabout this book Quite an interesting book for Bollywood movie buffs, but does not have anything much for other readers.A littleabout this book

  6. says:

    One of the best interview from the legendary script songwriter of Bollywood in this book Javed talks not only about script and films but also language, songs, music and many aspects of films or cinema.

  7. says:

    Captures much of Javed Akhtar s wit, insight, and expertise on topics ranging from Hindi film, lyrics, writing, art, poetry, literature and society from a 1999 interview Luckily much of it is available in YouTube now.

  8. says:

    Fantastic Book on Javed Akthar Full Book Interview One comes to know about him, his personal life, his thoughts as well as philosophy about different topics I loved this one I will surely keep this as collectible.

  9. says:

    An intimately detailed look into the creative process of uniquely singular intellect of the Hindi Film Industry The books tells you how Javed saab works, how get s there and how gets back to the life he lives Well done, Ms Kabir Her books are the only resource on the Hindi Film Industry.

  10. says:

    Javed Akhtar, as he s nicknamed Jadoo, is Jadoo both in life s wisdom and that of writing it.

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