A must-read book on Filmindia—the iconic film magazine first published in the 1930s by the Patels—Baburao and Sushila Rani—who owned and edited it.
Filmindia remained a popular magazine for several decades, forging a new and exciting path in film journalism. It was bold, feisty and outspoken, taking on even the most powerful interests in the film industry in Bombay.
The book The Patels of Filmindia: Pioneers of Indian Film Journalism is a collector’s item featuring beautiful images of hand-painted posters and covers that portrayed the superstars of the times: Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Nargis, Madhubala, among others. A section on Filmindia’s reviews, gossip, and the overwhelmingly popular Q&A column makes this book a thoroughly enjoyable read.