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'If cinema did not exist, I would be non-existent.' - Raj Kapoor

In this warm, thoughtful memoir, veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail goes back to his days spent in R.K. Studios where he was nurtured and taught to handle the ropes of filmmaking from the Master himself-Raj Kapoor. Through stories
only he can tell, Rawail delves not only into the techniques of the legendary filmmaker, but also into hitherto unknown aspects of Raj Kapoor's eccentric personality-his quirky sense of humour, his insights into life, the relationship he shared with his crew and his associations with artists of three generations.

The book also examines how the lessons he learnt under the tutelage of Raj Kapoor carried Rahul Rawail through directing his own blockbuster films including Love StoryBetaabArjun and DacaitRaj Kapoor: The Master at Work offers unique insights into what it took for Raj Kapoor to be an exceptional filmmaker, with his understanding
of human emotions, virtues of music and the art of visual storytelling. Within these pages, one sees
behind the enigma who lived and breathed cinema, in his before-seen role as a teacher, mentor, parent
and guru.

 
 

Review

As my father's childhood best friend, one of my favourite filmmakers Rahul Rawail assisted my grandfather on multiple films. Today he writes an homage to him...a book that took my family and I down memory lane. It made me realize all that my grandfather had left behind in his short but magna opus life. - Ranbir Kapoor

'Rahul uncle's memoir encapsulates the true genius of my grandfather and the legacy that he has left behind. There is so much to learn about my grandfather in here, so much that I didn't have the privilege to witness. There's a little something for everyone to take away - a filmmaker, an actor, a musician, a film student or simply a film enthusiast!'

Kareena Kapoor Khan

'It's always a pleasure to know more about my grandfather, but this book tells us instances and stories that have never been told before, some stories that are new to me as well. This book portrays Raj Kapoor, the filmmaker, a facet that has not been talked about enough. It's a case study of his creativity and passion!'

Karishma Kapoor

'An amazing insight into the personal and professional life of Raj Kapoor, his cinema and his world. Since it comes from the man who worked with him closely, it makes for a riveting read.' - Rajkumar Hirani

'I envy Rahul Rawail; I wish I had been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the movie messiah Raj Kapoor - the enriching, mesmerising experience of being around him, imbibing his spirit and then stepping into the world of cinema to do your bit. Please share in Rahul Rawail's journey - I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.' - Ramesh Sippy

'A master class not only for film makers or film students only, but for everyone to know the nuances of creativity. I was riveted.'

Imtiaz Ali

'I am delighted to see a book unveiling the sheer genius of Raj Kapoor. I had the honour of singing under his direction and I always marvelled at his keen understanding and grasp of music. As a director, he gave us an in-depth portrayal of how he wanted the song picturized and what his expectations were. Legends like him come rarely!' - Lata Mangeshkar

'Rahul Rawail's book on Raj Kapoor is a tapestry, of the kind one has never seen before and one never will...because it reflects not only the proximity that Rahul had to the legend that Raj Kapoor was but equally to the craft that Raj Kapoor posessed. In many ways, Rahul Rawail brings Raj Kapoor alive, as if he hadn't left us at all! A must read for anyone who is a fan of cinema, a follower of art and a lover of Indian culture.'

Suhel Seth

'This book is an amazing sneak peak into the era, the magic, madness, passion and the legacy of Raj Kapoor. I am not a fan but a devotee of his and this is indeed an insightful read.' - Rumy Jafry

'The multi-faceted, the genius, the creator of timeless masterpieces like Shree 420AwaraMera Naam JokerPrem Rog is brought to life through this masterpiece Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work. I was, just like Rahul Rawail, blessed to be part of his magical world of cinema which you will experience through this book.'

Padmini Kolhapure

Book Description

Veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail goes down memory lane to document his revered 'front row seat' as an assistant director to Raj Kapoor, the immortal master of Indian cinema.

About the Author

Rahul Rawail is an Indian film director who worked as an assistant director to Raj Kapoor and was closely associated with him for several years. He is known for directing films like Love Story (1981), Betaab (1983), Arjun (1985), Dacait (1987), Anjaam (1994) and Arjun Pandit (1999). He has also launched the careers of a few Bollywood actors like Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit in Love Story, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in Betaab, Paresh Rawal in Arjun (1985), Kajol in Bekhudi (1992), and Aishwarya Rai in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997).

Currently the co-founder of Saga Fiction, a reading mobile app, Pranika Sharma started her journey into the world of publishing with a Bachelor's in English Literature. She worked in journalism and mass media before going to the UK to complete her Master's in Creative Writing.

 
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  • ISBN: 9789388630160
  • Author: Rahul Rawail
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury India
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

'If cinema did not exist, I would be non-existent.' - Raj Kapoor

In this warm, thoughtful memoir, veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail goes back to his days spent in R.K. Studios where he was nurtured and taught to handle the ropes of filmmaking from the Master himself-Raj Kapoor. Through stories
only he can tell, Rawail delves not only into the techniques of the legendary filmmaker, but also into hitherto unknown aspects of Raj Kapoor's eccentric personality-his quirky sense of humour, his insights into life, the relationship he shared with his crew and his associations with artists of three generations.

The book also examines how the lessons he learnt under the tutelage of Raj Kapoor carried Rahul Rawail through directing his own blockbuster films including Love StoryBetaabArjun and DacaitRaj Kapoor: The Master at Work offers unique insights into what it took for Raj Kapoor to be an exceptional filmmaker, with his understanding
of human emotions, virtues of music and the art of visual storytelling. Within these pages, one sees
behind the enigma who lived and breathed cinema, in his before-seen role as a teacher, mentor, parent
and guru.

 
 

Review

As my father's childhood best friend, one of my favourite filmmakers Rahul Rawail assisted my grandfather on multiple films. Today he writes an homage to him...a book that took my family and I down memory lane. It made me realize all that my grandfather had left behind in his short but magna opus life. - Ranbir Kapoor

'Rahul uncle's memoir encapsulates the true genius of my grandfather and the legacy that he has left behind. There is so much to learn about my grandfather in here, so much that I didn't have the privilege to witness. There's a little something for everyone to take away - a filmmaker, an actor, a musician, a film student or simply a film enthusiast!'

Kareena Kapoor Khan

'It's always a pleasure to know more about my grandfather, but this book tells us instances and stories that have never been told before, some stories that are new to me as well. This book portrays Raj Kapoor, the filmmaker, a facet that has not been talked about enough. It's a case study of his creativity and passion!'

Karishma Kapoor

'An amazing insight into the personal and professional life of Raj Kapoor, his cinema and his world. Since it comes from the man who worked with him closely, it makes for a riveting read.' - Rajkumar Hirani

'I envy Rahul Rawail; I wish I had been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the movie messiah Raj Kapoor - the enriching, mesmerising experience of being around him, imbibing his spirit and then stepping into the world of cinema to do your bit. Please share in Rahul Rawail's journey - I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.' - Ramesh Sippy

'A master class not only for film makers or film students only, but for everyone to know the nuances of creativity. I was riveted.'

Imtiaz Ali

'I am delighted to see a book unveiling the sheer genius of Raj Kapoor. I had the honour of singing under his direction and I always marvelled at his keen understanding and grasp of music. As a director, he gave us an in-depth portrayal of how he wanted the song picturized and what his expectations were. Legends like him come rarely!' - Lata Mangeshkar

'Rahul Rawail's book on Raj Kapoor is a tapestry, of the kind one has never seen before and one never will...because it reflects not only the proximity that Rahul had to the legend that Raj Kapoor was but equally to the craft that Raj Kapoor posessed. In many ways, Rahul Rawail brings Raj Kapoor alive, as if he hadn't left us at all! A must read for anyone who is a fan of cinema, a follower of art and a lover of Indian culture.'

Suhel Seth

'This book is an amazing sneak peak into the era, the magic, madness, passion and the legacy of Raj Kapoor. I am not a fan but a devotee of his and this is indeed an insightful read.' - Rumy Jafry

'The multi-faceted, the genius, the creator of timeless masterpieces like Shree 420AwaraMera Naam JokerPrem Rog is brought to life through this masterpiece Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work. I was, just like Rahul Rawail, blessed to be part of his magical world of cinema which you will experience through this book.'

Padmini Kolhapure

Book Description

Veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail goes down memory lane to document his revered 'front row seat' as an assistant director to Raj Kapoor, the immortal master of Indian cinema.

About the Author

Rahul Rawail is an Indian film director who worked as an assistant director to Raj Kapoor and was closely associated with him for several years. He is known for directing films like Love Story (1981), Betaab (1983), Arjun (1985), Dacait (1987), Anjaam (1994) and Arjun Pandit (1999). He has also launched the careers of a few Bollywood actors like Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit in Love Story, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in Betaab, Paresh Rawal in Arjun (1985), Kajol in Bekhudi (1992), and Aishwarya Rai in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997).

Currently the co-founder of Saga Fiction, a reading mobile app, Pranika Sharma started her journey into the world of publishing with a Bachelor's in English Literature. She worked in journalism and mass media before going to the UK to complete her Master's in Creative Writing.

 

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