A review from the past, followed by the retrospective of how the film has actually contributed to the changing face of Bollywood - This is the core essence of Shubhra Gupta's book 50 Films That Changed Bollywood (1995-2015).
Over the years, there have been countless books written around films, actors or directors when it comes to evolution of Hollywood. However, as mentioned by Shubhra during the introduction chapter itself, she wanted to put together a book when she indeed had something to say.
Honestly, this makes around the half the book exciting only for those who actually want to check out what the author had said about these chosen films back in the day. In the times when even the latest release has at least 50 published reviews from designated critics as well as 50000 social media reviews floating around within hours of release, one wonders what would actually prompt a reader to check out what anyone in particular had to say about some of the most famous films from the past.
Does it read right Yes. Does the author have good command over the subject Of course. Does it make for a good inclusion as a library material Undoubtedly. However, is it a book that you wish to pick up in a jiffy and finish it in a single run due to any novelty factor Not really! 1e1e36bf2d