Om Books International releases The Dialogue of Devdas: Bimal Roy’s Immortal Classic
Shah Rukh Khan, one of the onscreen Devdas launches the book
Mumbai, 15 February, 2012: Om Books International, in association with Hyphen Films, released Nasreen Munni Kabir’s The Dialogue of Devdas: Bimal Roy's Immortal Classic. The book was released by Shah Rukh Khan in the presence of the late Bimal Roy’s Family and publisher, Om Books International, Ajay Mago.
The Dialogue of Devdas: Bimal Roy’s Immortal Classic features the film’s complete dialogue by Rajinder Singh Bedi, based on a screenplay by Nabendu Ghosh, and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. It is presented in a three-language format: Hindi, Urdu, Romanised Hindi/Urdu and an English translation, the book also includes an introduction by Nasreen Munni Kabir and comments by Bimal Roy’s family. The book is accompanied by a free DVD of the film Devdas.
Speaking at the book launch, Nasreen Munni Kabir said, “BIMAL ROY spent his life serving cinema and elevating the standard of Indian films. His Devdas is an example of his great understanding and love of filmmaking. It is a rare film that has everything just right ― the visual experience, the performance, the music, the photography, an atmosphere seeped in quiet unease, and above all, a masterful screenplay and memorable dialogue with depth and meaning. Reading Rajinder Singh Bedi’s dialogue is a pleasure in itself and allows us to enter the interiority of its characters and discover the mind of Devdas. A deeper familiarity with the text will undoubtedly provide a fresh understanding of a first-rate film, and in addition give insight into the most melancholic character of Indian cinema.”
Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International said, “It is an honour for Om Books International to come together with Hyphen Films to publish The Dialogue of Devdas: Bimal Roy’s Immortal Classic. This book brings back the memories of a graceful era gone by, where geniuses came together to create inimitable masterpieces. It is an honour for us to have Shah Rukh Khan—his portrayal of Devdas is unforgettable—release the book.”
About Om Books International
Om Books International (OBI) has published amongst other genres, several cinema-related titles: A.R Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised biography by Nasreen Munni Kabir; The Dialogue of Pyaasa: Guru Dutt’s Immortal Classic by Nasreen Munni Kabir; Still Reading Khan by Mushtaq Shiekh; Shah Rukh Can by Mushtaq Shiekh; The Original Screenplays of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots; Bollywood in Posters by SMM Ausaja shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010 for non-fiction to name just a few.
Some titles in the pipeline are: Indian Cinema: Love and Passion by Firoze Rangoonwalla; The Bachchans by SMM Ausaja; I’ll Do It My Way: the Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan by Christina Daniels, and many more. Cinema is one of the strongest suits of OBI. Besides, OBI publishes fiction, monographs on art and architecture, photo essays (the latest one being Mumbai, Where Dreams Don't Die by Raghu Rai and Vir Sanghvi; Forts and Palaces of India by Amita Baig and Joginder Singh), Fashion and Lifestyle books, Children's books, Mind, Body and Spirit books.
Om Books International runs a retail chain of bookstores across Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida by the name of Om Book Shop. Om Book Shop has an amazingly large collection of books and some really good bargains. The stock is truly enormous and there is definitely something there for everyone, from art to computers, astronomy to fashion. Browsing through the collection is like trawling in a treasure trove. There are various discount sales and can pick up some real stocks at incredible prices. Om Books also has a virtual store from which one can order any book and win points under their Frequent Buyer programme. Om Book Shop organises book reading sessions and book launches.
It recently opened a book store at Grand Galleria, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
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Jennifer Sebastian Howell, Manager-PR & Corporate Communications, Om Books International email@example.com