image005.jpgBased on popular Television Show on EPIC Channel

Rating – 4/5 stars

Number of Pages – 231

Publisher – Rupa Publications

The book is a short encyclopedia of the film industry of India. The stories, the directors, the banners and the people behind the camera that shaped and brings the trend of Bollywood formula films that still works. The films that are still remembered as cinema classics, the films that give an identity to the Indian film industry on international stage, the films that give big names such as Guru Dutt, Durga Khote, all are coming together in this book.

Based on the popular television show by the same title on one of the leading entertainment platform, EPIC Television Channel. Khwaabon Ka Safar with Mahesh Bhatt takes you on a journey to visit the Bollywood’s landmark film studios which gives the cinema a new height not only in the country but created a stage to showcase the stories in the international film festivals. They created some of the masterpieces that draw the attention of the world cinema to Bollywood and brings with it some early partnerships with best filmmakers.

The show is the attempt to keep the history of cinema alive and revisit some of the early days of the foundation of the cinema. The book is for all the film fanatics. It brings back the golden past of the Indian cinema offering stories of Bollywood’s top thirteen studios beginning with Prabhat Film Company (1929) which later made into the Film and Television Institute on India (FTII) and concluding with Filmayala (1958) which gives romantic comedies to the cinema.

A great endearing read introduces you to some of the lost pages of cinema.

The show must go on.


Launched in November 2014, EPIC Television Channel is India’s leading factual entertainment platform. An India-centric content-driven destination, EPIC has been bestowed with several accolades, including the prestigious 12 PromaxBDA Award across various categories as well as the Indian Television Academy Award for the show ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’. Famed for its inaugural history and focus on mythology, EPIC has recently elevated its brand proposition and now showcases a wide array of original content across various genres.

EPIC has an extensive catalogue of original programming and a reputation for excellence in premium factual content that celebrates, explores, discovers and inspires India through untold stories, facts and possibilities – a channel which tells the story of the people, for the people and by the people of India.

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