Elusive Golden Age
Sheena Jain
TALKING ABOUT FILMS by Chidananda Das Gupta Orient Longman, New Delhi, 1981, 196 pp., 70.00
Jan-Feb 1981, volume 5, No 1/2

Most of the books on Indian Cinema which have appeared so far rest content with a chronological listing of films made, simplistically categorized, and garnished with high sounding but essen¬≠tially superficial analyses and evaluations. Chidananda Das Gupta’s ‘Talking About Films’, in contrast, is a collection of eighteen short essays that discuss various aspects of film in India as well as film in general with refreshing lucidity.

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