1931: “De de khuda ke naam pe…” / singer WM Khan/ Alam Ara
1941: “Tum nahi aaogi toh ye dil doobte doobte bilkul doob jayega” / Laila Majnu
1955: “Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le sakun” Dilip Kumar/ Devdas
1965: “Jinke apne ghar sheeshay ke hoon, woh doosro par pathar nahi phenka karte” Raaj Kumar/ Waqt
1971: “Pushpa, yeh aansoo pochh dalo…I hate tears” Rajesh Khanna/ Amar Prem
Once Upon A time in India looked back on the milestones of pre-and post-independence cinema, the montages of stories and the superstars who made us laugh and cry.
If you are a Hindi-movie buff, karva chauth immediately brings to mind DDLJ, and Easter probably reminds you of Anthony Gonsalves.
The idea was to recap the story of cinema like a fun story and celebrate it and which is the reason it includes fascinating facts and milestones of decades gone by. Structured in an attractive diary format and featuring iconic dialogues combined with trivia Once Upon A Time in India documents history in a contemporary style.
Combining original illustrations in Bollywood poster art style—depicting some of the most memorable scenes from classics— make this a volume to treasure even when the year is over.
Published by Penguin Random House India the book released in 2017.