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Actually ... I Met Them (Digitally Signed Copy)

Release date: October 25, 2021
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Gulzar, one of India's leading poets, is a greatly respected scriptwriter and film director. He h... Read More

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Gulzar, one of India's leading poets, is a greatly respected scriptwriter and film director. He has been one of the most popular lyricists in mainstream Hindi cinema, gaining international fame when he won an Oscar and a Grammy for the song 'Jai ho'. Gulzar received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002, the Padma Bhushan in 2004, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014. He lives and works in Mumbai.

Personal. Intimate. Deeply moving.
An absolutely unputdownable memoir.

Do memories ever fade away? They never 'dry up', says Gulzar Saab, 'They keep floating somewhere between the conscious and the subconscious mind. It's a great feeling to swim there sometime. Pick up a few bubbly moments and cherish them again.'

From Bimal Roy to Satyajit Ray, R.D. Burman, Kishore Kumar, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Mahasweta Devi and Samaresh Basu, among others, in this fascinating book, Gulzar Saab goes down memory lane to bring to light his relationship with the doyens of cinema, music and literature, who he had known and worked with over a long period of time. In his words, 'It seems like a dream when I revisit my memories of such great gurus and colleagues, and I feel overwhelmed that I have really interacted with them. I have to pinch myself on realizing that actually . . . I met them.'

Chatty, anecdotal and deeply personal, this book of memories will chronicle Gulzar Saab's life and career through different eras of Indian cinema as he successfully transcended commercial and critical arts. Studded with rare photographs, Actually .. I Met Them will be a treat for his huge and devoted fan base.

An auto biography by Gulzar Saab.

Memories come like a gentle breeze, they come with the force of a whiplash or they stay like the essence of perfume which refuses to fade. Gulzar saab's latest memoir Actually... I Met Them is all of this. He trawls his memoryscape in the first person and gives us nuggets about every conceivable star you like... It's straight from the heart and straight from the horse's mouth too.When we are spellbound by the brilliance of poets, musicians, and filmmakers, it can be hard to remember that talent is not self-made; it is honed in the company of peers and mentors. Gulzar's new book Actually...I Met Them offers this important reminder. It shows how this man, who is hugely respected in the worlds of literature, music, and cinema, started out. He celebrates the "great gurus and colleagues" who have made an impact on his life and his art.In effect, there's a world of information and insights in the compactly-published book... Actually...I Met Them is quite a treat.Earthy and honest, Gulzar's anecdotes-filled memoir bring alive people he interacted with.In Actually... I Met Them, a memoir that examines the influence some of India's greatest minds (many of them Bengali) have had on him... There is much to learn from the pantheon of heroes in his memoir.

Product Details

Title: Actually ... I Met Them (Digitally Signed Copy)
Author: Gulzar
SKU: BK0441672
EAN: 9780670096077
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Release date: October 25, 2021

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