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Bollywood Baddies

Bollywood Baddies

Villains, Vamps and Henchmen in Hindi Cinema

by Tapan K Ghosh
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/12/2013
  $49.71
Bollywood Baddies is the first-of-its-kind book-length narrative of villainy in Hindi films. It discusses villains, vamps, and henchmen of Bollywood cinema, and also the actors who essayed such characters over the decades. The author discusses not just villains but also the evaluation of villainous characters vis-a-vis sociopolitical conditions in the country.



The narrative begins with Ashok Kumar's negative role in Kismet as early as 1943, and goes up to the Agneepath remake (2012), where Sanjay Dutt plays Kancha Cheena, earlier essayed by Danny Denzongpa in the original. In between, it discusses all major villains, from Lala Sukhiram (Mother India) to Gabbar (Sholay) to "Lion" Ajit (Kalicharan) to Mogambo (Mr. India), and many others. While keeping villains in the focus, it also discusses popular henchmen and vamps, like M B Shetty, Sharat Saxena, Nadira, Bindu, Helen, among others, to understand the dimension of the villains' empire. After all, it's our villains who make our protagonist the hero we all admire.





An engrossing read, this book is for every film buff.
ISBN:
9788132110972
9788132110972
Category:
Films
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Country of origin:
India
Pages:
232
Dimensions (mm):
215x139x20mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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