Bollywood Dreams: An Exploration of the Motion Picture Industry and its Culture in India
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 280 x 280 mm (11 x 11 in)
- Pages: 120 pp
- Illustrations: 120 illustrations
- ISBN: 9780714844565
Nasreen Munni Kabir is a well-respected documentary film-maker and author who has made several television series about Hindi cinema, including Movie Mahal and In Search of Guru Dutt. She programmes Indian film seasons for Channel 4 UK and has organized festivals of Indian Cinema at the Pompidou Centre, Paris. Her books include Guru Dutt: A Life in Cinema (1996), Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema (1999) with Javed Akhtar, and Bollywood: The India Cinema Story (2002). Born in India, Kabir has lived in France and the United Kingdom for most of her life. In January 2000, Kabir was made a governor of the British Film Institute.
"Bollywood Dreams provides a glimpse behind the shimmering surface to reveal the often grim reality on the other side...striking images juxtaposing the fantasy with the facts to great effect."—Time Out