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Ramesh Sippy to pen memoir

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016,14:18 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | ┬áVeteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy will come out with his memoir in 2018 that will have “wonderful inside stories” about films he was involved with.

“First Cut: A Film-Maker’s Fifty-Year Odyssey” will be published by HarperCollins India.
“It is not really an autobiography. It is more in the form of a memoir of my life and times through some of the most happening decades of Hindi cinema,” says Sippy.

“While I do have wonderful inside stories about the films I have been involved in, which will hopefully be great fun to read, I also hope that I will be able to impart important lessons in the art and craft of film-making and the whole business aspect of this maddening, invigorating world that never lets go of you once it has you in its thrall,” he adds.

According to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Executive Editor of HarperCollins India, “To get an inside look at our favourite pastime, Bollywood, that too from someone who has lived through it for half a century, is simply incredible. This is an invaluable addition to our growing list of books on cinema, arguably the finest such list in the country.”

Besides the mother of all Hindi film blockbusters, “Sholay”, Sippy has also made other hits such as “Andaz”, “Seeta Aur Geeta”, “Shaan”, “Shakti” and “Saagar”. He is also the creator of the mega serial “Buniyaad” for television.

He was also an intrinsic part of what is now lovingly called ‘Bollywood Retro’ of the 1970s, and has incredible stories about the films he has made and the art and craft of the process of film-making, the publishers say.

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