Sadhana: Enchantingly Enchanting Enchantress of Hindi Cinema
Sadhna, the most beautiful and versatile actress of Indian cinema, was brought up in a refugee colony of Mumbai suburb. She fought the ups and downs that came with glamour all alone and yes of course she conquered not just a few, but million hearts, including the author, with her mannerisms, looks and style. 1960s- An era that belonged to the most popular Hindi film actress Sadhana Shivdasani- is remembered straight from the heart of a fan in this book, which he claims to be an "Ode" to the heroine, who scorched the Hindi Silver Screen in that decade with her smile and whose expression had a kind of beauty no matter what she wore. The author, a die-hard Sadhana fan, whose obsession with the actress surpasses all his passions, has taken the pain to delve into the past records of Hindi Cinema and has successfully brought out an entire encyclopedia on Sadhana in just a few pages, starting from her very first film "Love in Simla", Ek Musafir, Ek Hasina, Mere Mehboob, Woh Kaun Thi, Parakh, Mera Saaya, to her alone, but not so lonely present times away from the starry lights. SP Singh, a former IAS office of Punjab Cadre and at present serving as State Information Commissioner, Punjab, in this book has not just earnestly appreciated; analysed and critiqued almost the entire body of her work, but as a true die-hard fan, has shown empathy and understanding with the star beyond the filmdom.
Year: October 2014