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I Want to Live: The Story of Madhubala

Khatija Akbar

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ISBN 10: 9380480814 / ISBN 13: 9789380480817
Editorial: Hay House India, 2011
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Madhubala ? the very name conjures up vivid images of a love goddess possessing bewitching beauty, dazzling radiance, subtle sensuality, and, above all, a tantalizing screen presence. Her ?reel life? histrionic performances held (and continue to hold) audiences/viewers entranced. Her talent was phenomenal, and she could literally glide through a movie, whatever be the role. She could convey an impressive array of emotions with her eloquent eyes and facial expressions without resorting to melodramatic contortions. Tragedy, romance, comedy, drama, and what have you ? she could take everything in her stride, exquisitely and flawlessly, as convincingly proved by superhits such as Mahal, Tarana, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and the magnum opus, Mughal-e-Azam. All this she achieved despite a major heart disease, which assumed serious proportions as her career soared. This volume presents a fascinating panorama not only of the ?reel life? Madhubala but also of the ?real life? Madhubala, who was an extremely compassionate and caring human being, but lived in the shadow of her dominant father. The author recounts her captivating saga, right from her first film ? Basant (1942), as a child star, up to the magnificent Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and beyond. Enthralling cameos from her masterpieces such as Mahal, Mr & Mrs 55 and Amar, are depicted in graphic detail. Also, all the drama involved in her love affair with Dilip Kumar, which culminated in intense acrimony, has been poignantly portrayed. The last few years of her life were spent in virtual solitude in spite of her being married to Kishore Kumar, and death, in a way, came as a release for her. Praise for I Want to Live: The Story of Madhubala A well-researched biography of the heartthrob of a generation . . . credibly captures the essential Madhubala ? as actor, star and woman. It is a fine tribute . . . studded with vignettes of Madhubalas rise, her personality that left co-stars smitten, and a touching description of her last years. ? Mail Today . . . if you are a fan . . . of the genre and Madhubala, pick if up by all means. It is the only one out there. ? Tehelka Khatija Akhar has produced an excellent account of the late actress which should be a part of every cinema lover?s collection ? The book is a must- read. ? Hindustan Times The most engaging part of the book is the narrative of the unrequited saga of love between Madhubala and Dilip Kumar ? The book brings to life the vivacity and pathos of Indian screen?s most serenaded beauty of all time. ? India Today Enthralling, engrossing, enticing ? written in an easy, fluid style, with captivating black and white photographs ? this biography is a good read. ? The Times of India The author has clearly battled major odds in compiling this book ? It tells us a lot about Madhubala ? We are treated to glimpses of emotional integrity and a rare intelligence in Madhubala?s own words. ? DNA Madhubala?s timeless beauty? captures the fascinating persona of this yesteryear queen of the silver screen, portraying all the romance and heartache, the joie de vivre and despair that characterized her all-too-short life. ? Business Line To write a biography of such a private person who also happened to be an object of mass adoration is no mean feat. ? Time Out Never has any story moved me as much as this one ? Madhubala lives on in the hearts of millions, in the movies and in this book written on her. ? Flash News Today ? it indeed, is a treatise, and the topping is a collection of songs in the form of a VCD. One only hopes that more such works on our film industry would come out ? ? Yahoo! Movies Printed Pages: 248. N° de ref. de la librería 49474

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Título: I Want to Live: The Story of Madhubala

Editorial: Hay House India

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Softcover

Condición del libro:New

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Madhubala the very name conjures up vivid images of a love goddess possessing bewitching beauty, dazzling radiance, subtle sensuality, and, above all, a tantalizing screen presence. Her reel life histrionic performances held (and continue to hold) audiences/viewers entranced. Her talent was phenomenal, and she could literally glide through a movie, whatever be the role. She could convey an impressive array of emotions with her eloquent eyes and facial expressions without resorting to melodramatic contortions. Tragedy, romance, comedy, drama, and what have you she could take everything in her stride, exquisitely and flawlessly, as convincingly proved by superhits such as Mahal, Tarana, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and the magnum opus, Mughal-e-Azam. All this she achieved despite a major heart disease, which assumed serious proportions as her career soared. This volume presents a fascinating panorama not only of the reel life Madhubala but also of the real life Madhubala, who was an extremely compassionate and caring human being, but lived in the shadow of her dominant father. The author recounts her captivating saga, right from her first film Basant (1942), as a child star, up to the magnificent Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and beyond. Enthralling cameos from her masterpieces such as Mahal, Mr & Mrs 55 and Amar, are depicted in graphic detail. Also, all the drama involved in her love affair with Dilip Kumar, which culminated in intense acrimony, has been poignantly portrayed. The last few years of her life were spent in virtual solitude in spite of her being married to Kishore Kumar, and death, in a way, came as a release for her.

About the Author:

Khatija Akbar did her MA in English literature from Osmania University, Hyderab ad, where she also taught English for a while. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two sons.

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