DIRECTOR’S CHAIR — Hindi Cinema’s Golden Age by Manek Premchand | Blue Pencil’s NEW RELEASE

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Blue Pencil Publishers is proud to announce the release of our latest book, an insightful, mammoth, and captivating work, DIRECTOR’S CHAIR — Hindi Cinema’s Golden Age, penned by the esteemed Hindi film and music critic, Manek Premchand.

Set to launch on January 15, 2024, this book is a treasure trove for cinephiles and enthusiasts eager to delve into the rich history of Hindi cinema.

Exploring the Golden Age: A Cinematic Odyssey

In this 572-page non-fiction masterpiece, Manek Premchand takes readers on a journey through the golden age of Hindi cinema, spanning from the silent era in the early 20th century to the remarkable films of the ’50s, ’60s, and concluding in 1980. The book is a meticulous study of the lives and works of prominent film directors who shaped the industry during this transformative period.

Premchand emphasizes the pivotal role of directors in shaping the narrative of a film. In DIRECTOR’S CHAIR, he explores how directors such as Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Sohrab Modi, and B R Chopra occupied the metaphorical “director’s chair” with unparalleled authority, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. This study celebrates the profound impact these visionaries had on the cinematic landscape.

The author asserts that a director’s role surpasses that of any other member of a film’s cast and crew. The book underscores how a director’s discerning gaze encompasses every aspect of filmmaking, making the final creation their cinematic baby. In this era, the director truly ruled the roost, much like the music director’s influence over a film’s songs.

Beyond Numbers: Hindi Cinema’s Timeless Legacy

Despite India’s dominance in global filmmaking in terms of quantity, Premchand addresses the scarcity of quality cinema. He acknowledges the timeless nature of films from the past, where glitz and glamour took a backseat to genuine content and class.

DIRECTOR’S CHAIR serves as a testament to the creative giants who navigated the industry without the aid of modern technology, relying solely on their passion and artistry.

About the Author: Manek Premchand – A Maestro in Film Criticism

Manek Premchand, armed with a diploma in Journalism and a degree in Arts from Bombay University, brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his writing. A prolific author with several books on Hindi cinema and music to his name, he remains fascinated by the cultural significance of Bollywood music in our diverse nation. His extensive experience in the industry, including roles as a consultant with Saregama India Ltd. and a show host on various radio platforms, adds depth to his insightful narratives.

A Must-Have for Film Aficionados

DIRECTOR’S CHAIR — Hindi Cinema’s Golden Age is not just a book; it is a celebration of cinematic excellence. A must-have for all who believe in the timeless allure of films from our past.

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