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Author: Rajiv Vijayakar
Publishers: Rupa Publishers
Dharmendra: A Biography: Not Just a He-Man by Rajiv M. Vijayakar is a wonderful book that tells about the journey of Dharmendra. Divided into 2 Parts and 21 Chapters, The author describes how he began his career to the struggle he faced in an apt way.
Firstly, I loved the way the author starts every chapter of the book. It starts with a song name of Dharmendra ji. The book is well narrated and wonderfully written.
The narration of the book is crisp up to up to the point. The book is well sequenced and gives the glimpse about Dharmendra Ji’s personal and professional life. It’s a wonderful book with the journey and some facts about Dharmendra and the things that happened in his life.
The pace and flow of the story are smooth. The language used by the author is simple and relatable. I liked the writing style of the author. It’s commendable. One can connect to the story well. The author has added some dialogues which keep the reader invested in.
The book started at the low key with his journey from Dharminder to Dharmendra but after a few chapters, the story gets interesting. It’s a detailed and well-researched book. There are some pictures and some quotes, lines in the books which will melt your heart.
I fell in love with the cover of the book. It’s beautiful with the songs of Dharmendra.
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A teacher’s son from the hinterlands of Punjab who dreamt of doing what Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor did on screen and expecting to own ‘a flat and a Fiat’ consequently, has emerged as one of the most loved icons of Hindi cinema.
This ever-humble Jat attributes his hard-earned superstardom and global following to parental blessings, the Power Above and the love of the people. It’s been over fifty-five years of blockbusters like Phool Aur Patthar, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Sholay, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Pratiggya, Chupke Chupke and Dharam-Veer, with fabulous performances in many of these and notable productions including Satyakam, Betaab and Ghayal.
What’s more, this Padma Bhushan awardee has also dabbled sincerely albeit fruitlessly in politics and writes poetry that comes straight from his heart. There may be a million stars, but there can be only one Dharmendra.