A cult film fa­natic’s dream

HT City - - MY CITY - Pran­nay

Did you know about Bol­ly­wood’s own James Bond, much be­fore Sunny Deol’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy came along? Not just this. We had our own Su­per­man film as early as 1987, too. Am­bor­ish Roy­choud­hury has come out with a book about Bol­ly­wood films that marked a de­par­ture from tra­di­tional sto­ries and tropes, or in­spired a loyal fan fol­low­ing that lives on even to­day. The tone is equal parts funny and pas­sion­ate. The au­thor goes be­yond the usual sub­jects and films, de­scrib­ing in vivid de­tail the dif­fi­cult jour­ney of gems like Chashme Bud­door, No Smok­ing, and Raakh. This book is a cult cinema fa­natic’s wet dream. Go for it, now. Ti­tle: In a Cult of Their Own: Bol­ly­wood Be­yond Box Of­fice

Au­thor: Am­bor­ish Roy­choud­hury Pub­lisher: Rupa

Price: ₹295

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