Forgotten Masters of Hindi Cinema
Forgotten Masters of Hindi Cinema is Satish Chopra’s labour of love. There is within this volume informative anecdotes about people who made the Golden Age of Hindi Film Music possible. This period began with the advent of the mesmerizing singer K.L. Saigal in the early 1930s and lasted for another thirty years or a little more. There are essays on K.L. Saigal, Naushad, one of the most talented and the highest paid composers of his time, the underrated by gifted Roshan, Shailendra, especially versatile and sensitive lyricist, the irascible Sajjad, a composer of genius, among many others. There is also an interesting piece on the three versions of the film Devdas, and a tribute to Kidar Sharma, a filmmaker of true sensitivity. This volume will give pleasure to those who love nostalgic Hindi film songs – very many of them works of art – and the cinema that came alive because of them.
Satish Chopra(b. 1942 in Lahore-Now in Pakistan) M.A. from University of Delhi (1965) served Central Bank of India for 37 years in different managerial capacities. An ardent lover of music and zealous devotee of literature, art and learning. The passion towards the nostalgic Hindi cinema and its music created a different sort of religious conviction in him. He lives in Delhi.