Kitnay Aadmi Thay? By Diptakirti Chaudhuri - Book Review

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Ye jo world hai na world, isme do tarah ke log rehte hain - Pehle, jo bollywood ki pooja karte hain, aur doosre jo sirf rakhee sawant ki pappi lene ke liye paida hue hain! :D

Seriously, most of my college friends and office colleagues are hollywood movie addicts, and most of the times, I am just looking at their faces and wondering - bhayya amreeka me paida hue the kya? Kabhi kabhi hindi movie bhi dekh lia karo!!

Tanhayee ka aalam kuch is hadd tak pahunch gaya tha, ki I thought maybe the next time I go for the screening of a hindi movie, I will find myself surrounded by only Rickshawallas! :D

... till I got my hands on Kitnay Aadmi Thay? By Diptakirti Chaudhuri !

As the short description of the book says - Completely Useless Bollywood Trivia!! The book is a compendium of useless trivia regarding Bollywood movies! For example - Have you seen the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge? Do you remember the scene where SRK steals the crate of beer from Amrish Puri's shop? Now later in the movie, SRK is shown sipping the same brand of beer!!  Do you know which brand was it?

At first glance, this book seems like a collection of ultimate useless trivia, however, the author has done such a deep analysis at times, that it simply blows your mind away! After finishing the book in just two readings, I can surely say that this book is not trivia for sure!!

Seriously dude! This guy watches, re-watches, and re-re watches each and every movie to take notes ??

The guy has done a listing of song-names that became movie names, vice versa, listing of parsis, punjabis et al. in our hindi movies! He has even jotted down dialogues, full names of characters, unfinished movies, heroines, Amir Khan movies .. and the list goes on!

Though, there were some places where the author is talking about the movies which were released way before I was born! Even though I am a huge a movie buff, if I may call myself that, I am very sure I can't watch/relate to all the movies which were released 20 years before I was born.

Although, instead of reading it as a trivia book I was enjoying playing the guessing game by completing the lists on my own! Wo kehte hain na, ho jaaye do-do hath! :D Oh, and I have a pretty awesome memory in terms of bollywood gyaan! *evil grin*

You will love this book, if you love Bollywood as much as I do, warna baba aage badho, hawaa aane do! :D

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Till we meet again...

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