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Wrinkled Memories Stories from Cinema

Author Name: Vinod Kapoor | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

The book is an exposition of life behind the glamour. It speaks on the pains the artist undergoes to create his image and more to retain the intellection. The stories are based on personal interactions that could never become public. Even if some plots trickled out it failed to arouse concern and empathy. These anecdotes underline various phases of Hindi cinema and despite all its technical superiority, it could not shrug off the system that demeans artists once they are not patronized or engaged.  It has references to individuals, film families and some unsaid instances that built the concept of the book.   A major portion of the book is devoted to the second rung of artists or character artists, whose contributions howsoever prodigious and impressionable have often been ignored. Cinema pandered more to the star system than its realities.

 A character artist remains in focus till he is there. Many names that enthused the box office charts are long erased. Rightly everything that glitters is not glamour. The book quotes instances of sham camaraderie in the film world that in reality is ruthless and operates without remorse. Yet, it continues to attract and absorb new talent and that is the peculiarity of show business.

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Vinod Kapoor

The author has been in public relations, journalism, film writings and documentary productions for almost three decades. A former member of the Indian Broadcasting Services (IBS), he worked with Doordarshan in various capacities. He signed off as a consultant with All India Radio. After his academic and professional studies, he was trained at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, in TV production and management besides doing courses in Public Relations, Journalism and Script Writing. Before joining the government, he worked with the national airline in public relations and later switched over to writing and directing short films. He has contributed over three hundred articles in various papers and journals. The stint in Prasar Bharati helped him understand the imperatives of public broadcasting in a growing society.

This is his second book after Radio Cavalcade Indian Broadcasting… A Look Back, which was received fairly well and commented in the professional circles.

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