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Star Dust
Vignettes from the Fringes of the Film Industry

- Book by Roopa Swaminathan

 

 

Product Details

  • Author: Roopa Swaminathan
  • Hardcover: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143032437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143032434
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
     

 

 

 

STAR DUST wins the prestigious "SWARNA KAMAL"  PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL AWARD for the "BEST BOOK ON CINEMA". 

Check out the above photo of my father V R Swaminathan (right) receiving this award for me from the President of India Shri. Abdul Kalam (New Delhi, India, 21 October 2005).

 

 

 

Kudos for "Star Dust"

“For us - Indians - featuring in a Bollywood flick is the ultimate dream for many. The very idea of just a minor role drives countless young men and women to arrive at Mumbai Central without equating the odds. Chennai-based filmmaker and writer Roopa Swaminathan decided to capture the phenomenon in her debut book, Star Dust ... And she bagged the award for the Best Book on Cinema for 2004 at the 52nd National Film Awards.”


HINDUSTAN TIMES

 

“Although almost all the random case studies are interesting in themselves, Roopa Swaminathan's renderings in an effortless, lyrical style ("Star Dust", Penguin, Rs.275) make them an utter delight, lending them a resonance that at times borders on the haunting.”

 

THE HINDU

 

“Roopa Swaminathan’s book is an eye-opener for anyone who has only a nodding acquaintance with the film industry in Tamil Nadu. Star Dust makes for interesting reading and one would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone who has more than just a peripheral interest in the cinema.”
 

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