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CINEMA: Quiz Book

CINEMA: Quiz Book
Item Code: IDE864
Author: Suman Tarafdar & Supriya Chotani
Publisher: Penguin Books India (P) Ltd.
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 0143028529
Pages: 245 (B & W Illus: 50)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.8" X 5.2"
From the Jacket :

The Penguin India Cinema Quiz Books is the most comprehensive quiz book on Indian cinema available in the market today. With a variety of questions on subjects ranging from Dadasaheb Phalke and Bimal Roy to Sholay and Lagaan, this is a book designed to test the knowledge of the most ardent movie buff.

Do you remember where the song 'Dil ka bhanwar kare pukar' from Tere Ghar Ke Samne picturized? Can you recall what the last name of the character played by Rajesh Khanna was in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anand? Can you name the Hindi film where the first half of the title appeared in the second reel and the other half in the fourth? Did you know that Karan Johar made his acting debut as Shahrukh Khan's buddy in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge? Thousands of such posers await you in the pages of this book.

The book spans the whole spectrum of commercial and art films from all over India, from the beginnings of film history to the present. There are separate sections on cinema in each of the major regional languages, as well as intriguing sets of questions on art house cinema, Bengalis in Bollywood, the city in cinema, filmi formulars, mythologicals, sequels, villains, and much more. Sets of questions are also devoted to industry pioneers like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip-Dev-Raj, Guru Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Om-Naseer-Shabana-Smita, Satyajit Ray and V. Shantaram.

There are a total of 1500 questions divided into 150 sets for easy quizzing. This includes five visual rounds and hundreds of challenging trivia questions. Full of fascinating information about the films and film stars we all love, this is a book that will provide hours of stimulation and delight to anyone interested in Indian Cinema.

About the Author

Suman Tarafdar has been in media and publishing for most of his career. Along with cinema, his interests include literature, designing (strictly amateur), poring over maps and self-indulgent cooking, alongside keeping alive hopes that at least a microscopic proportion of his dreams come true.

Supriya Chotani is presently pursuing a Master's in social work, Significant aspects of her life include visits to slum communities, Siri Fort, CP and the like, campaigning against popular TV soaps, volunteering with NGOs, not watching any new films or songs, and making huge books-to-be-read lists.


Author's Noteix
The Silent Era3
The 1930s4
The 1940s5
The 1950s6
Mixed Bag 17
The 1960s8
The 1970s9
The 1980s10
The 1990s11
Mixed Bag 212
Mixed Bag 317
And More Directors19
Mixed Bag 422
Visuals 1: Stars of the Silver Screen23
Mixed Bag 531
Mixed Bag 636
Crime and Adventure37
Breaking Conventions40
Mixed Bag 741
Cinema and the Independence Movement43
Bollywood and the West45
Mixed Bag 846
Tamil Cinema47
Telugu Cinema48
Malayalam Cinema49
Kannada Cinema50
Mixed Bag 951
Marathi Cinema52
Cinema of the West53
Cinema of the North54
Cinema of the East55
Mixed Bag 1056
Visuals 2: Dream Girls57
Bangla Cinema61
Satyajit Ray62
Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen63
Bengalis in Bollyland64
Mixed Bag 1165
Music and Musicians66
Music Directors67
Playback Singers - Male68
Playback Singers - Female69
Mixed Bag 1270
Lyrics and Lyricists71
Modern Melodies73
Mixed Bag 1375
Story, Script, Screenplay76
Literature and Cinema77
Cine Crew78
Cinema and Other Arts79
Mixed Bag 1480
Debuts and Discoveries81
Children and Cinema82
Women in Cinema83
Families on Screen84
Mixed Bag 1585
Filmi Couples86
Love Unrequited87
It Might Have Been88
Mixed Bag 1690
Visuals 3: Celluloid Greats91
Art House Cinema95
Shyam Benegal and the Hindi New Wave96
Gulzar and Middle of the Road Cinema97
Women Directors98
Mixed Bag 1799
Mixed Bag 18104
The Early Directors105
Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt106
The Golden Girls108
Mixed Bag 19109
The Stars of the Seventies112
Supporting Roles113
Mixed Bag 20114
Kishore Kumar115
Amitabh Bachchan116
The Masala Directors118
Mixed Bag 21119
Cinema and the Media120
Films and Television121
Film Publicity122
Box Office123
Mixed Bag 22124
Visuals 4: New Age Classics125
Laws and Film Bodies129
The Government and Cinema131
Mixed Bag 23133
Politics and Cinema134
Cinema and the Left135
Religion and Cinema136
Sex and Cinema137
Mixed Bag 24138
The City in Cinema139
Cinema in Cinema140
Double Roles142
Mixed Bag 25143
Immortal Lines144
What's in a Name?147
Mixed Bag 26148
Visuals 5: Mixed Bag149
Star and Style153
Filmi Feuds154
Villains and Vamps155
Filmi Formulas156
Mixed Bag 27157
Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai158
The New Directors159
Star Kids160
Mixed Bag 28162
The Nineties Women164
It's All About165
The Show Must Go On166
Mixed Bag 29167

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