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The Kapoors: The First Family of Indian Cinema

By: Madhu Jain

Price: $13.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027628

ISBN: 0670058378

Condition: New


There is no film family quite like the Kapoors. A family of professional actors and directors, they span almost eighty years of film-making in India, from the twenties to the present. Each decade in the history of Hindi films has had at least one Kapoor—if not more—playing a large part in defining it. Prithviraj came to Bombay in the twilight era of silent movies and went on to straddle both theatre and the silver screen like a colossus, starring in the first full-length talkie, Alam Ara (1931), setting up Prithvi Theatres, and giving life to memorable characters like Akbar and Sikandar o... View more info