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Helen: The Life And Times Of An H-bomb Main Saare Zamaane Ke Gham Ki Dawaa Hoon I Am The Cure Of All The Sorrows Of The World Lyrics From Helen S Song In The Film Adhikaar It Is Now Over Two Decades Since The Hindi Film Heroine Drove The Vamp Into Extinction, And Even Longer Since The Silver Screen Was Ignited By The True Bollywood Version Of A Cabaret Yet, Helen Nicknamed H Bomb At The Height Of Her Career Continues To Rule The Popular Imagination Improbably, For A Dancer And A Vamp, She Has Become An Icon Jerry Pinto S Gloriously Readable Book Is A Study Of The Phenomenon That Was Helen Why Did A Refugee Of French Burmese Parentage Succeed As Wildly As She Did In Bollywood How Could Otherwise Conservative Families Sit Through, And Even Enjoy, Her Cabarets What Made Helen The Desire That You Need Not Be Embarrassed About Feeling How Did She Manage The Unimaginable Vamp Three Generations Of Men On Screen Equally, The Book Is A Wonderfully Witty And Provocative Examination Of Middle Class Indian Morality The Politics Of Religion, Gender And Sexuality In Popular Culture And The Importance Of The Song, The Item Number And The Wayward Woman In Hindi Cinema


10 thoughts on “Helen: The Life And Times Of An H-bomb

  1. says:

    I won t go so far as to say that Helen was the first Hindi film actress I remember seeing that would be Shakila, since CID was the first Hindi film I remember watching But I distinctly remember being about 10 years old, watching Chitrahaar, and being very excited because an old favourite of mine, a song I had till then only heard and never seen, wa


  2. says:

    This book is marvelous As the author notes a few times not without some sorrow it is not a biography of Helen Richardson, the person Rather, it is an analysis of Helen the phenomenon, the persona Pinto situates Helen s performances within their context of contemporaneous Hindi cinema, and analyzes the narrative and social purposes those performances served H


  3. says:

    Jerry Pinto says that we don t need to know about real life Helen not that he didn t try She was a unique dancer cum actress whose body enjoyed the beats, clothed in outlandish costumes, while still in harmony with music There is a reason that while actresses came and went, Helen, without doing any major acting roles, became a legend It was her charming personality an


  4. says:

    Helen One of the most famous, obiquitous names in Bollywood A survivor An icon A complete one of a kind Jerry Pinto is a wonderful writer Fluid, articulate but extremely warm and humane, Pinto s book is not a biography but rather an exploration of the pheonomenon, rather than the person, Helen The H bomb Helen did not cooperate in writing the book apparently she wanted a ridicu


  5. says:

    oh so wonderful.


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