— India Currents Magazine | November 2003
Hindi cinema. “Bollywood.” Whichever name you prefer to use, the film industry is here to stay. The movies are shown all over the world in South Asian-market movie theaters and even in select mainstream complexes. But sometimes, it’s just not enough to go to the theater and spend three hours with our heroes and heroines. Or to rent or purchase a new movie. Or to renew a subscription to Filmfare. Sometimes, we Hindi film fans just need to go where the movies themselves can’t take us. That’s when we turn to books because they take us behind the screen, beyond the scenes, and between the frames.