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Amitabh Lexicon

 
Bhawana Somaaya (Author)
Synopsis
Amitabh Bachchan has long since sublimated the language of cinema that is peculiar to Hindi films. He has worked its verbs, overwhelmed its adjectives, brought to life its nouns, subjugated its predicates and predicated its subjects. One realises that nearly every word in the English language could find its place in the cinematic vocabulary of Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Lexicon is a compilation of selective words from the alphabets of the English language associated with different scenes from the actor's body of work – scenes where he made you cry, laugh, and all shook up. This colourful dictionary is a joyride to nostalgia for everyone who has grownup on a staple diet of Hindi films and Amitabh Bachchan.
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About the author

Bhawana Somaaya

Bhawana Somaaya, a renowned film journalist, commenced her career as a scribe in the late 1970s, while graduating in psychology. Scaling the professional ladder, she became a regular correspondent of a weekly, Cinema Journal, in Mumbai. Thereafter, she moved to a film magazine, Super, as Chief Reporter and simultaneously pursued a degree in law at the Government Law College, Mumbai. She made her mark at the Movie magazine as an Assistant Editor and subsequently as Joint Editor. She was the editor of a magazine before her current assignment as the editor of a film weekly, Screen. A recipient of the Mahila Shiromani Award, and a member of the Advisory Panel of the Central Board of Film Certification, she has also penned columns for The Sunday Observer, Afternoon, Janmabhoomi Pravasi, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Pioneer and Newstime. She has also penned two other book, Take-25 and The Story So Far.

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Bibliographic information

Title Amitabh Lexicon
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.06.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pustak Mahal
Language: English
isbn 9788122311891
length 352p., 24cm.