Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Cinema > Filmi Escapes (Travel With The Movies)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Filmi Escapes (Travel With The Movies)
Filmi Escapes (Travel With The Movies)
Description
Preface

The summer of 1977. I was about eight years old, a curious, playful boy in a West Delhi colony. That's the time Kanu and Timsi walked into my life, transporting me to the cool climes of Kashmir. Newlyweds, the duo escaped to snow-draped landscapes to mark the beginning of the new chapter in their lives. And they sure knew how to have fun in the snow, singing and dancing away against a backdrop of white peaks, pine trees and log huts.

To this day, I cherish that 'trip' to Kashmir. I owe it to the man who introduced millions of Indians to their own country: Yash Chopra. Kanu and Timsi are characters from his film, Doosra Aadmi, played by real-life couple Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Doosra Aadmi showed me how cinema, especially Bollywood, treats 'location' as a character in its stories. And, somewhere, it gave birth to the traveller in me. I imagined myself in the same locale, running around trees and hurling snowballs.

'Doosra Aadmi showed me how cinema, especially Bollywood, treats 'location' as a character in its stories. And, somewhere, it gave birth to the traveller in me. I imagined myself in the same locale, running around trees and hurling snowballs.'

In the same year I watched Amar Akbar Anthony - a true-to- formula Hindi popcorn film. Among the many hit songs it gave us, my favourite is 'Humko tumse ho gaya hain pyar kya kare:

I could visualise myself in a buggy with the lovely Parveen Babi, racing down a secluded Mumbai (then Bombay) beach. When I arrived in Mumbai in 1991, as a trainee, I remember looking for a buggy on the beach.

Exploring a destination on screen is as old as Indian cinema. Thanks to song sequences, directors have travelled to all corners of the country. In some cases, the climax of a film is set against a backdrop far removed from where the story pans out.

'Tourist guides in many destinations use filmi anecdotes to make their narratives more interesting. They 'Will tell you how many cameras were used, how many dancers there were, from which direction the heroine ran into the frame, how the hero jumped into the scene to take the villain by surprise and so on..'

A milestone in Indian cinema's love affair with locations is Sholay; the blockbuster was shot almost entirely at Ramanagaram (near Bangalore), a place no one had even heard of until the film came along.

I've heard that tourist guides in many such destinations use filmi anecdotes to make their narratives more interesting. They will tell you how many cameras were used, how many dancers there were, from which direction the heroine ran into the frame, how the hero jumped into the scene to take the villain by surprise and so on.

One of my favourite film-makers is Satyajit Ray, a man whose passion for detailing and travel came across beautifully in his films. One of the most commendable portrayals of Varanasi in Indian cinema is Ray's Aparajito. The serpentine alleys, the crowded ghats, the crumbling mansions, the temples, the slow, uneventful life of the Bengali diaspora ... every scene in Aparajito is like a page in a guide to Varanasi.

India is truly blessed when it comes to locations. In two of my films, I have used Delhi, my hometown. If I make another Delhi film, I'd like to use the Metro Railway and show how it has changed lives in the capital. Fort Kochi is where I would love to film a murder mystery. If I do end up making the film, you will discover yet another gem of a destination through the eyes of a movie camera.

Contents

Preface4
Delhi6
Agra40
Lucknow54
Varanasi64
Shimla80
Kasauli92
Nainital102
Amritsar110
Kashmir122
Ladakh136
Udaipur146
Jaisalmer162
Mumbai176
Western Ghats208
Goa228
Gujarat248
Kolkata272
Darjeeling292
Ooty302
Kerala314

Sample Pages

















Filmi Escapes (Travel With The Movies)

Item Code:
NAG468
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2013
ISBN:
9781743219669
Language:
English
Size:
8 inch X 5 inch
Pages:
352 (Through out Color Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 415 gms
Price:
$29.00   Shipping Free
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Filmi Escapes (Travel With The Movies)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4315 times since 13th Apr, 2016
Preface

The summer of 1977. I was about eight years old, a curious, playful boy in a West Delhi colony. That's the time Kanu and Timsi walked into my life, transporting me to the cool climes of Kashmir. Newlyweds, the duo escaped to snow-draped landscapes to mark the beginning of the new chapter in their lives. And they sure knew how to have fun in the snow, singing and dancing away against a backdrop of white peaks, pine trees and log huts.

To this day, I cherish that 'trip' to Kashmir. I owe it to the man who introduced millions of Indians to their own country: Yash Chopra. Kanu and Timsi are characters from his film, Doosra Aadmi, played by real-life couple Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Doosra Aadmi showed me how cinema, especially Bollywood, treats 'location' as a character in its stories. And, somewhere, it gave birth to the traveller in me. I imagined myself in the same locale, running around trees and hurling snowballs.

'Doosra Aadmi showed me how cinema, especially Bollywood, treats 'location' as a character in its stories. And, somewhere, it gave birth to the traveller in me. I imagined myself in the same locale, running around trees and hurling snowballs.'

In the same year I watched Amar Akbar Anthony - a true-to- formula Hindi popcorn film. Among the many hit songs it gave us, my favourite is 'Humko tumse ho gaya hain pyar kya kare:

I could visualise myself in a buggy with the lovely Parveen Babi, racing down a secluded Mumbai (then Bombay) beach. When I arrived in Mumbai in 1991, as a trainee, I remember looking for a buggy on the beach.

Exploring a destination on screen is as old as Indian cinema. Thanks to song sequences, directors have travelled to all corners of the country. In some cases, the climax of a film is set against a backdrop far removed from where the story pans out.

'Tourist guides in many destinations use filmi anecdotes to make their narratives more interesting. They 'Will tell you how many cameras were used, how many dancers there were, from which direction the heroine ran into the frame, how the hero jumped into the scene to take the villain by surprise and so on..'

A milestone in Indian cinema's love affair with locations is Sholay; the blockbuster was shot almost entirely at Ramanagaram (near Bangalore), a place no one had even heard of until the film came along.

I've heard that tourist guides in many such destinations use filmi anecdotes to make their narratives more interesting. They will tell you how many cameras were used, how many dancers there were, from which direction the heroine ran into the frame, how the hero jumped into the scene to take the villain by surprise and so on.

One of my favourite film-makers is Satyajit Ray, a man whose passion for detailing and travel came across beautifully in his films. One of the most commendable portrayals of Varanasi in Indian cinema is Ray's Aparajito. The serpentine alleys, the crowded ghats, the crumbling mansions, the temples, the slow, uneventful life of the Bengali diaspora ... every scene in Aparajito is like a page in a guide to Varanasi.

India is truly blessed when it comes to locations. In two of my films, I have used Delhi, my hometown. If I make another Delhi film, I'd like to use the Metro Railway and show how it has changed lives in the capital. Fort Kochi is where I would love to film a murder mystery. If I do end up making the film, you will discover yet another gem of a destination through the eyes of a movie camera.

Contents

Preface4
Delhi6
Agra40
Lucknow54
Varanasi64
Shimla80
Kasauli92
Nainital102
Amritsar110
Kashmir122
Ladakh136
Udaipur146
Jaisalmer162
Mumbai176
Western Ghats208
Goa228
Gujarat248
Kolkata272
Darjeeling292
Ooty302
Kerala314

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Filmi Escapes (Travel With The Movies) (Performing Arts | Books)

Bollywood Themes
by Tushar A Amin
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Brijbasi Art Press Ltd., Noida
Item Code: NAC377
$82.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Conversations with Mani Ratnam
by Baradwaj Rangan
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG635
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Star Dust (Vignettes from the Fringes of the Film Industry)
Deal 20% Off
by Roopa Swaminathan
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
A Penguin Original
Item Code: NAB721
$24.50$19.60
You save: $4.90 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Adoor Gopalakrishnan: A Life in Cinema (The Authorized Biography)
Deal 20% Off
by Gautaman Bhaskaran
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Penguin Viking
Item Code: NAC430
$36.00$28.80
You save: $7.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Fragmented Frames (Reflections of a Critic)
by Bhawana Somaaya
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Pustak Mahal
Item Code: IDK471
$28.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dilip Kumar : The Substance and The Shadow (An Autobiography)
by Udayatara Nayar
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Hay House
Item Code: NAG841
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Decoding Bollywood (Stories of 15 Film Directors)
by Sonia Golani
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Westland Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ035
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bollywood Posters
by Sheena Sippy Jerry Pinto
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Amar Chitra Katha
Item Code: IDL144
$125.00
SOLD
SRK and Global Bollywood
Item Code: NAL734
$36.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Rec'd. It is very very good. Thank you!
Usha, USA
Order a rare set of books generally not available. Received in great shape, a bit late, I am sure Exotic India team worked hard to obtain a copy. Thanks a lot for effort to support Indians World over!
Vivek Sathe
Shiva came today.  More wonderful  in person than the images  indicate.  Fast turn around is a bonus. Happy trail to you.
Henry, USA
Namaskaram. Thank you so much for my beautiful Durga Mata who is now present and emanating loving and vibrant energy in my home sweet home and beyond its walls.   High quality statue with intricate detail by design. Carved with love. I love it.   Durga herself lives in all of us.   Sathyam. Shivam. Sundaram.
Rekha, Chicago
People at Exotic India are Very helpful and Supportive. They have superb collection of everything related to INDIA.
Daksha, USA
I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived safely today, very well packaged. Thanks so much for your help. It is exactly what I needed! I will definitely order again from Exotic India with full confidence. Wishing you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year.
Susan, USA
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India