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Written by Salim-Javed

Written by Salim-Javed

The Story of Hindi Cinema’s Greatest Screenwriters

Diptakirti Chaudhuri
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The dramatic, entertaining story of the dream team that pioneered the Bollywood blockbuster
Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar reinvented the Bollywood formula with an extraordinary lineup of superhits, becoming game changers at a time when screenwriting was dismissed as a back-room job. From Zanjeer to Deewaar and Sholay to Shakti, their creative output changed the destinies of several actors and filmmakers and even made a cultural phenomenon of the Angry Young Man. Even after they decided to part ways, success continued to court them-a testament not only to their impeccable talent and professional ethos, but also their enterprising showmanship and business acumen. Fizzing with energy and brimming over with enough trivia to delight a cinephile’s heart, Written by Salim-Javed tells the story of a dynamic partnership that transformed Hindi cinema forever.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Oct/2015

ISBN: 9780143425090

Length : 372 Pages

MRP : ₹399

Written by Salim-Javed

The Story of Hindi Cinema’s Greatest Screenwriters

Diptakirti Chaudhuri

The dramatic, entertaining story of the dream team that pioneered the Bollywood blockbuster
Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar reinvented the Bollywood formula with an extraordinary lineup of superhits, becoming game changers at a time when screenwriting was dismissed as a back-room job. From Zanjeer to Deewaar and Sholay to Shakti, their creative output changed the destinies of several actors and filmmakers and even made a cultural phenomenon of the Angry Young Man. Even after they decided to part ways, success continued to court them-a testament not only to their impeccable talent and professional ethos, but also their enterprising showmanship and business acumen. Fizzing with energy and brimming over with enough trivia to delight a cinephile’s heart, Written by Salim-Javed tells the story of a dynamic partnership that transformed Hindi cinema forever.

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Diptakirti Chaudhuri

Diptakirti Chaudhuri has been a salesman for more than a decade now. He was born and brought up in Calcutta but currently lives in Gurgaon. He loves books, trivia and books on trivia. You can find him at his blog, Calcutta Chromosome, can be found at http://diptakriti.blogspot.com. He is married with a four-year-old son. This is his first book.

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