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So Many Cinemas

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Despite the immense threat posed by the advent of television in the 1960s, the Indian film industry has continued to prosper, with the production of spectacular movies for the millions supported by megastars and megabudgets. Although the majority of films are still predominantly made for the masses with a plethora of songs and dances, Indian cinema is now gaining international recognition and accolades, with the late renowned film-maker Satyajit Ray being awarded the coveted Oscar in 1992.

So Many Cinemas is a kaleidoscopic and captivating overview of the history of cinema in India, authored by eminent documentary film-maker, B. D. Garga, who is reputed as pioneering historian and commentator on Indian films.

The book has a comprehensively researched text of a hundred thousand words, enhanced by touches of satire and humor, it is sumptuously illustrated with 400 rare photographs, working stills, postcards, advertisements, film booklets and other film memorabilia, most of which are from the author's enviable personal collection.

Published: 1996
Pages: 320
Format: Hardbound