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Stars from Another Sky: The Bombay Film World of the 1940s Unforgettable Reminiscences About The Eccentric, Glamorous, Yet Angst Ridden Hindi Film World Of The 1940s Saadat Hasan Manto, One Of The Greatest Short Story Writers Of The Urdu Language, Was Also A Film Journalist And Story Writer For The Hindi Film Industry In Bombay As An Insider He Was Privy To The Most Private Moments Of The Men And Women Who Have Dazzled Generations Of Audiences In This Series Of Sketches, Ashok Kumar, The Screen Idol Of Yore, Emerges As A Shy, Yet Brilliant Actor, Forever Looking To Flee The Eager Advances Of His Female Fans Nargis Comes Across As Just Another Young Girl Looking For Companionship Among Her Peers Before She Steps On The Ladder That Will Forever Take Her Away From The Comforts Of An Ordinary Middle Class Life And Shyam The Dashing, Handsome Hero Is Portrayed As A Straightforward, Flirtatious Young Man Pining For The Woman He Loves Manto Also Describes In Detail The Obsessions Of Sitara Devi The Unfulfilled Desires Of Paro Devi And The Intriguing Twists And Turns Which Transform Neena Devi From An Ordinary Housewife Into A Pawn In The Hands Of Film Companies He Writes With Relish About The Bunglings Of The Comedian V.H Desai And The Incredible Dedication Of Nawab Kaashmiri To The Art Of Acting There Are Also Stories About The Rise Of Nur Jehan As The Greatest Singer Of Her Times And The Various Peccadilloes Of The Musician, Rafiq Ghaznavi With Subjects Ranging From Film Journalism To The Sexual Eccentricities Of These Stars, Manto Brings To Life A Generation With His Characteristic Verve And Honesty.

10 thoughts on “Stars from Another Sky: The Bombay Film World of the 1940s

  1. says:

    Manto was a misogynist The way he has written about actresses in the book is deplorable Ugh Don t know if I will be able to read another story by him.

  2. says:

    A collection of Manto s writings on the Bombay film industry of the 1940 s The book would have been all the entertaining if only I were familiar with characters than Ashok Kumar and Nargis Manto writes in his typical style caustic and in your face.

  3. says:

    It was J Devika who gifted me the book Stars from Another Sky by Manto that was four years ago I read it recently when i was pushing myself to read non fiction.One of my classmates and ex friend had once told me that he had read one collection of short stories by Manto and then went on to

  4. says:

    I picked this book up a few years ago, when Penguin India inducted the translation Khalid Hasan into their Classics library The translation had originally been published in 1998 Along with this, I also picked up Manto s Bombay Stories, simply because they were stories set in Bombay I must confess th

  5. says:

    bookreview Stars From Another Sky The Bombay Film World of The 1940s 1998 by Saadat Hassan Manto Pages 182 Price 299 paperback Genre Non fiction modern classics What it is about This book talks about 13 personalities who were related to film bollywood of the 1940s how they were in the eyes of the author, the

  6. says:

    Manto is known for his caustic and provocative short stories However very few people know that he was very closely involved with the Bollywood as well This book, Stars from Another Sky is a collection of Manto s film journalism pieces where he brilliantly sketches the pioneers of Indian Cinema like Ashok Kumar, Nargi

  7. says:

    A collection of real life stories as Manto recollects his time in the Bombay Film industry as a writer, advisor and an insider with an outsiders perspective The book is replete with a cornucopia of colourful characters and flamboyant personalities, real people who were the pioneers of the film industry in Bombay It s full of

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    Saadat Hasan Manto, he of the legendary short stories on Partition, was also a writer of Hindi films and a gossip columnist after he migrated to Pakistan A collection of those columns, this book is sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant harking back to the earliest days of the film industry.There is a lot to ogle ...

  9. says:

    I wish to be written with the same affection, love, disdain, and ache with which Manto writes about the matinee idols of the 40s This is not something you feel too often His writing is brash, unpretentious, and real You are a part of his mind now.

  10. says:

    Sigh Celebrity gossip is just not my thing, I suppose.

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