Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari released the book titled ‘Bhartiya Cinema Ka Safarnama, here today in the presence of film director Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra, actress Divya Dutta and actor Pawan Malhotra.
The book is a compilation of articles by Indian film personalities on the journey of Indian Cinema.
The book has been published by the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The book contains nine interviews and 22 articles. While Mahesh Bhatt has enriched the book with a bird’s eye view on trends, Gulzar has contributed his observations on political cinema. Renowned film-makers like Muzaffar Ali, N. Chandra, Ramesh Sippy, Dipti Naval, Khaiyyam and Remi D’Souza have been interviewed for this compilation. Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, A. K. Bir, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Prasoon Joshi, Kailash Kher and Pankaj Shukl have contributed articles on topics as diverse as mythological cinema, cinematography, New Cinema, music and lyrics and technical aspects of the celluloid.
The segment on regional cinema contains eight articles and interviews. The segment opens with the interview of the eminent Assemese film-maker, Jahnu Barua. Punjabi film-maker Gurvir Grewal, Bhojpuri actor Dineshlal Yadav ‘Nirhuva’, Bengali Director Kaushik Ganguli and Prof. Abhijit Kundu have also contributed for this segment.
Noted journalist K. V. Kurmanath, N. Vidyashankar and Manmohan Chadda have written on regional cinema in different Indian languages. Noted journalists and writers have contributed on important issues in the last segment of this book.
Ajay Brahmatmaj, Pradeep Sardana, Meenakhi Sharma, Ajay Kumar, Avinash Vachspati, Iqbal Rizvi, Deb Prakash Chaudhury and others have contributed on various topics related to the journey of Indian cinema. These include: cinema of the 21st century, national film awards, film publicity, posters, studios, women film-makers, theatre and cinema and comic components of the Indian cinema.