Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently launched film critic-author Bhawana Somaaya’s book ‘Once Upon A Time In India – A Century of Indian Cinema’ at The Club (Mumbai) on 17th January, 2017.
About the book:
If you are a Hindi-movie buff, karva chauth immediately brings to mind DDLJ, and Easter probably reminds you of Anthony Gonsalves. Take a trip down the memory lane with this beautifully conceived celebration of Indian cinema, which contains its century-long history in a fun capsule, and includes fascinating facts and milestones.
‘Once Upon a Time in India’ will be your constant companion through the weeks of the coming year, with its attractive diary pages featuring iconic dialogues and fun trivia.
Like the timelessness of Indian cinema, the fifty-three full-page original illustrations in Bollywood poster art style—depicting some of the most memorable scenes from your favourite films— make this a volume to treasure even when the year is over.
About the author:
Bhawana Somaaya has been a film critic for over thirty years and has contributed columns to various publications like the Pioneer, Sunday Observer, The Hindu and the Hindustan Times. She is the former editor of Screen and has authored twelve books, including the biographies of Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan. She served on the advisory panel of the Censor Board of Film Certificate for two terms between 1992 and 2012. Somaaya is currently the Entertainment Editor with radio channel 92.7 BIG FM and her show Once Upon a Time in Bollywood on Sunday morning is very popular. She was the anchor of the TV show Cinema Review on Zee Cinema and over the years has been on several national and international film juries.