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One of India's most eminent film critics engages Bollywood and beyond in conversation about Irrfan Khan’s art, craft, life and legacy.

Irrfan Khan’s passing was foretold. With his death from an incurable cancer, we lost an actor nonpareil.

A spellbinding performer who emerged onto the stage fully formed, Irrfan was also a seeker who kept honing his skills, each new work a revelation, his oeuvre transformative for Hindi cinema. From his National School of Drama days to his nearly decade-long stint in television and ultimately his arrival in the movies, everyone who watched Irrfan knew they were in the presence of someone special. What is it that gave Irrfan, an ‘outsider’ to Bollywood, his distinction? What has been his contribution to cinema? How does one measure his legacy?

Long-time film critic Shubhra Gupta asks these and other probing questions to members of the film community who knew Irrfan, worked with him or observed him closely – his wife Sutapa Sikdar, his dear friend Tigmanshu Dhulia, directors Mira Nair, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj and Shyam Benegal, actors Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma and Tillotama Shome, among several others. As they discuss Irrfan’s films, his craft and his philosophy as an actor, what emerges is a deeply layered, complex and endlessly absorbing portrait of one of Indian cinema’s most influential and enigmatic artistes. Abuzz with a polyphony of perspectives on the actor and Hindi cinema at large, this book is a rich collectible for Irrfan’s admirers and cinephiles alike.

 
 

About the Author

Shubhra Gupta is film critic and columnist with the Indian Express. Reviewing and critiquing films, and writing on major trends emerging from Indian and international cinema, for over twenty years, she has joined the dots between how we watch our movies and live our lives. One of the most well-regarded, influential film critics in India, she has been a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), has travelled to film festivals around the globe and been part of several cinema juries. She received the Ramnath Goenka award for Best Writing on Cinema in 2012.
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Irrfan Khan: An Actor Nonpareil: A Life in Movies | Conversations on an Actor and His Legacy

Irrfan Khan: An Actor Nonpareil: A Life in Movies | Conversations on an Actor and His Legacy

ISBN: 9789395624466
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  • Release Date: 7 March 2023
  • ISBN: 9789395624466
  • Author: Shubhra Gupta
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Pages: 384
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

One of India's most eminent film critics engages Bollywood and beyond in conversation about Irrfan Khan’s art, craft, life and legacy.

Irrfan Khan’s passing was foretold. With his death from an incurable cancer, we lost an actor nonpareil.

A spellbinding performer who emerged onto the stage fully formed, Irrfan was also a seeker who kept honing his skills, each new work a revelation, his oeuvre transformative for Hindi cinema. From his National School of Drama days to his nearly decade-long stint in television and ultimately his arrival in the movies, everyone who watched Irrfan knew they were in the presence of someone special. What is it that gave Irrfan, an ‘outsider’ to Bollywood, his distinction? What has been his contribution to cinema? How does one measure his legacy?

Long-time film critic Shubhra Gupta asks these and other probing questions to members of the film community who knew Irrfan, worked with him or observed him closely – his wife Sutapa Sikdar, his dear friend Tigmanshu Dhulia, directors Mira Nair, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj and Shyam Benegal, actors Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma and Tillotama Shome, among several others. As they discuss Irrfan’s films, his craft and his philosophy as an actor, what emerges is a deeply layered, complex and endlessly absorbing portrait of one of Indian cinema’s most influential and enigmatic artistes. Abuzz with a polyphony of perspectives on the actor and Hindi cinema at large, this book is a rich collectible for Irrfan’s admirers and cinephiles alike.

 
 

About the Author

Shubhra Gupta is film critic and columnist with the Indian Express. Reviewing and critiquing films, and writing on major trends emerging from Indian and international cinema, for over twenty years, she has joined the dots between how we watch our movies and live our lives. One of the most well-regarded, influential film critics in India, she has been a member of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), has travelled to film festivals around the globe and been part of several cinema juries. She received the Ramnath Goenka award for Best Writing on Cinema in 2012.

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