Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > The Kapoors The First Family of Indian Cinema
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Kapoors The First Family of Indian Cinema
The Kapoors The First Family of Indian Cinema
Description
From the Jacket:

There is no film family quite like the Kapoors. A family of professional actors and directors, they span almost eighty years of film-making in India, from the twenties to the present. Each decade in the history of Hindi films has had at least one Kapoor - if not more - playing a large part in defining it.

Prithviraj came to Bombay in the twilight era of silent movies and went on to straddle both theatre and the silver screen like a colossus, starring in the first full-length talkie, Alam Ara (1931), setting up Prithvi Theatres, and giving life to memorable characters like Akbar and Sikandar on-screen. His three sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor - have earned secure and distinct places in the celluloid pantheon, dominating Hindi cinema throughout the fifties and sixties. Over the next decade and a half, Raj Kapoor's sons Randhir and Rishi Kapoor survived the Amitabh Bachchan-spawned age of the action hero. Later, just when it looked like the family's fortune in tinsel town was finally in decline, Karisma Kapoor, the first daughter of the clan to become a star, and his sister Kareena put it right back in the lead. As this book goes to press, Rishi Kapoor's son Ranbir Raj is waiting in the wings.

Never before have four generations of this family - or five, if you include Bashesharnath Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor's father, who played the judge in Awara - been bought together in one book. The Kapoors details the professional carrers and personal lives of each generation - box-office successes and failures, the ideologies that informed their work, the larger-than-life Kapoor weddings and Holi celebrations, their extraordinary romantic liaisons and family relationships, their love for food and their dark passages with alcohol. Madhu Jain goes behind the facades of each of them to reveal what makes them tick: what prompted Prithviraj Kapoor to leave Peshawar for Bombay to become an actor, abandoning his semi-bourgeois background; what explains Raj Kapoor's all-consuming, at times self-destructive, passion for cinema: what it was about the Kapoors that made them so irresistible to the women they worked with; and what it has been like for each successive generation of Kapoors to grow up in the shadow of overwhelming ancestors.

Based on extensive personal interviews conducted over seven years with family members and friends, The Kapoors resembles the films that the great showman Raj Kapoor made: grand and sweeping, with moments of high drama and touching emotion. Unprecedented in its scope and wealth of detail, it is a must-read for all lovers of cinema.

From the Back of the Book:

'We are like the Corleones in The Godfather' - Randhir Kapoor

About the Author:

Madhu Jian was educated at Connecticut College in the United States, following what she did her master's in literature from Delhi University and studied French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. In the seventies she worked as a reporter for the Statesman, moving towards the end f the decade to Sunday magazine t write n politics, foreign affairs and culture. She was also the New Delhi correspondent with the French national daily, La Croix, for a decade before she joined India Today in 1986, where she remained until 2000. Since then she has written for several publications, including Outlook and the Hindu, on contemporary life, art and cinema. She has curated two art exhibitions - Kitsch Kitsch Hota Hai on kitsch and the contemporary imagination and the other on the painter Viswanadhan.

Madhu Jain lives in Delhi with her physicist husband Krishna Jain. They have two children.

CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS IX
FAMILY TREE XI
INTRODUCTION XIII
PART 1: THE PATRIARCH
1. THE SOCIALIST FROM PESHAWAR:
PRITHVIRAJ KAPOOR 3
PART 2: THE CONSOLIDATORS
2. THE SHOWMAN AND THE JOKER:
RAJ KAPOOR 67
3. THE JUNGLEE AND THE GENT:
SHAMMI KAPOOR 164
4. THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN:
SHASHI KAPOOR 214
PART 3: THE INHERITORS
5. FOREVER YOUTHFUL:
RISHI KAPOOR 275
6. LOST IN THE SHADOWS:
RANDHIR KAPOOR AND RAJIV KAPOOR 303
7. LES GIRLS:
KARISMA KAPOOR AND KAREENA KAPOOR 322
EPILOGUE 399
NOTES 344
BIBLIOGRAPHY 348
SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY 350
INDEX 355

The Kapoors The First Family of Indian Cinema

Item Code:
IDF144
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
Publisher:
ISBN:
0670058378
Size:
9.5" X 6.5"
Pages:
397 (B & W Illus: 22 and Coloured Illus: 4)
Price:
$39.50   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Kapoors The First Family of Indian Cinema

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7611 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket:

There is no film family quite like the Kapoors. A family of professional actors and directors, they span almost eighty years of film-making in India, from the twenties to the present. Each decade in the history of Hindi films has had at least one Kapoor - if not more - playing a large part in defining it.

Prithviraj came to Bombay in the twilight era of silent movies and went on to straddle both theatre and the silver screen like a colossus, starring in the first full-length talkie, Alam Ara (1931), setting up Prithvi Theatres, and giving life to memorable characters like Akbar and Sikandar on-screen. His three sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor - have earned secure and distinct places in the celluloid pantheon, dominating Hindi cinema throughout the fifties and sixties. Over the next decade and a half, Raj Kapoor's sons Randhir and Rishi Kapoor survived the Amitabh Bachchan-spawned age of the action hero. Later, just when it looked like the family's fortune in tinsel town was finally in decline, Karisma Kapoor, the first daughter of the clan to become a star, and his sister Kareena put it right back in the lead. As this book goes to press, Rishi Kapoor's son Ranbir Raj is waiting in the wings.

Never before have four generations of this family - or five, if you include Bashesharnath Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor's father, who played the judge in Awara - been bought together in one book. The Kapoors details the professional carrers and personal lives of each generation - box-office successes and failures, the ideologies that informed their work, the larger-than-life Kapoor weddings and Holi celebrations, their extraordinary romantic liaisons and family relationships, their love for food and their dark passages with alcohol. Madhu Jain goes behind the facades of each of them to reveal what makes them tick: what prompted Prithviraj Kapoor to leave Peshawar for Bombay to become an actor, abandoning his semi-bourgeois background; what explains Raj Kapoor's all-consuming, at times self-destructive, passion for cinema: what it was about the Kapoors that made them so irresistible to the women they worked with; and what it has been like for each successive generation of Kapoors to grow up in the shadow of overwhelming ancestors.

Based on extensive personal interviews conducted over seven years with family members and friends, The Kapoors resembles the films that the great showman Raj Kapoor made: grand and sweeping, with moments of high drama and touching emotion. Unprecedented in its scope and wealth of detail, it is a must-read for all lovers of cinema.

From the Back of the Book:

'We are like the Corleones in The Godfather' - Randhir Kapoor

About the Author:

Madhu Jian was educated at Connecticut College in the United States, following what she did her master's in literature from Delhi University and studied French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. In the seventies she worked as a reporter for the Statesman, moving towards the end f the decade to Sunday magazine t write n politics, foreign affairs and culture. She was also the New Delhi correspondent with the French national daily, La Croix, for a decade before she joined India Today in 1986, where she remained until 2000. Since then she has written for several publications, including Outlook and the Hindu, on contemporary life, art and cinema. She has curated two art exhibitions - Kitsch Kitsch Hota Hai on kitsch and the contemporary imagination and the other on the painter Viswanadhan.

Madhu Jain lives in Delhi with her physicist husband Krishna Jain. They have two children.

CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS IX
FAMILY TREE XI
INTRODUCTION XIII
PART 1: THE PATRIARCH
1. THE SOCIALIST FROM PESHAWAR:
PRITHVIRAJ KAPOOR 3
PART 2: THE CONSOLIDATORS
2. THE SHOWMAN AND THE JOKER:
RAJ KAPOOR 67
3. THE JUNGLEE AND THE GENT:
SHAMMI KAPOOR 164
4. THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN:
SHASHI KAPOOR 214
PART 3: THE INHERITORS
5. FOREVER YOUTHFUL:
RISHI KAPOOR 275
6. LOST IN THE SHADOWS:
RANDHIR KAPOOR AND RAJIV KAPOOR 303
7. LES GIRLS:
KARISMA KAPOOR AND KAREENA KAPOOR 322
EPILOGUE 399
NOTES 344
BIBLIOGRAPHY 348
SELECTIVE FILMOGRAPHY 350
INDEX 355
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
  • Pls give some brief history first especially for those who are not familiar on the development in Hindi film industries. fyi i am from Malaysia
    by mohd. raffi mohamed on 25th Mar 2006
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history

Items Related to The Kapoors The First Family of Indian Cinema (Performing Arts | Books)

The Kapoors (The First Family of Indian Cinema)
Deal 20% Off
by Madhu Jain
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF248
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shammi Kappor The Dancing Hero (The Legends of Indian Cinema
by Deepa Gahlot
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Wisdom Tree Publications
Item Code: NAD972
$21.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Cinema: The Faces Behind the Masks
by Anil Saari
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Item Code: NAC596
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bollywoods’s Top 20: Superstars of Indian Cinema(With CD)
Deal 20% Off
by Bhaichand Patel
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: NAE718
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Leave Disco Dancer Alone (Indian Cinema and Soviet Movie-Going After Stalin)
by Sudha Rajagopalan
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Yoda Press, Delhi
Item Code: IDK405
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
First Day First Show – Writings from the Bollywood Trenches
Deal 20% Off
by Anupama Chopra
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books
Item Code: NAC149
$34.50$27.60
You save: $6.90 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hindi Cinema (An Insider’s View)
by Anil Saari
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Item Code: IDC346
$32.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mahatma Gandhi and Cinema
by Jayprakash Chowksey
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Morya Arts Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF277
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rajesh Khanna (The Untold Story of India's First Supterstar)
Deal 20% Off
by Yaseer Usaman
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK729
$36.00$28.80
You save: $7.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eminent Indians Film Personalities
by M.L. Ahuja
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF242
$11.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Of the People: Essays on Indian Popular Culture
Deal 20% Off
by Biswarup Sen
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Chronicle Books, New Delhi
Item Code: IDJ949
$36.00$28.80
You save: $7.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Prithviwallahs
by Shashi Kapoor
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Roli Books
Item Code: IDE263
$52.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Great website! Easy to find things and easy to pay!!
Elaine, Australia
Always liked Exotic India for lots of choice and a brilliantly service.
Shanti, UK
You have a great selection of books, and it's easy and quickly to purchase from you. Thanks.
Ketil, Norway
Thank you so much for shipping Ma Shitala.  She arrived safely today on Buddha Purnima.  We greeted Her with camphor and conch blowing, and she now is on Ma Kali’s altar.  She is very beautiful.  Thank you for packing Her so well. Jai Ma
Usha, USA
Great site! Myriad of items across the cultural spectrum. Great search capability, too. If it's Indian, you'll probably find it here.
Mike, USA
I was very happy to find these great Hindu texts of the ancient times. Been a fan of both Mahabhratham and Ramayanam since I was a small boy. Now the whole family can enjoy these very important cultural texts at home.
Amaranath
Very old customer. service very good.
D K Mishra, USA
I want to switch from Amazon to Exotic India Art. Please keep up good job and competitive prices so that INDIAN community find a value in this website.
Sanjay, USA
I have received my parcel from postman. Very good service. So, Once again heartfully thank you so much to Exotic India.
Parag, India
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India