R. D. Burman: The Man The Music

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R. D. Burman: The Man The Music is a 2011 Indian English language non-fiction book written by Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal. The subject of the book is R. D. Burman.[1] It won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema.[2]

The book was written when both the authors were changing jobs, and they wanted to use the time to go back to memories of the late 1960s through to the late 1980s. The working title of the book was The Pancham Caravan. The first three chapters were written and submitted to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Managing Editor, HarperCollins India in January 2009, who gave the go-ahead in 30 minutes. The contract was signed at Delhi Hat, on February 14, 2009.

Writing this book entailed multiple tasks, the most important one of which was meeting the musicians with whom R D Burman had worked. The first person to be interviewed for the book was ace guitarist Ramesh Iyer. The manuscript was completed in October 2010.

The book had multi-city launches, with the first one at The Oxford Book Shop, Mumbai, on April 26, 2011.[3][4][5] Subsequent launches happened at Crossword, Kolkata, at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. Launches were also held at Jaipur and at Chennai.[6]

The book opened to raving reviews [7][8][9] and was nominated for the Shakti Bhatt Award in 2011.[10] It went on to win the National Award for Best Book on Cinema in 2011.[11][12]

The book has been the subject of multiple music cum talk shows in India, the UAE, London and Singapore.[13][14][15][16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guha, Anirudhha (4 December 2011). "Book Review: RD Burman The Man, The Music". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  2. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Oxford Bookstore,hosts the book launch of 'R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music'". Afaqs.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "'We were scared to approach Ashaji for 'R.D. Burman - The Man, The Music': Anirudha Bhattacharjee". Radioandmusic.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Celebs grace the book launch of 'R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music' - Photo Of Balaji Vittal,Anirudha Bhattacharjee From The Celebs grace the book launch of 'R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music' Images". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ Kumar, Divya (14 June 2011). "Ode to Pancham". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Book Review: R.D. Burman - The Man, The Music - Forbes India". Forbes India. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  8. ^ Authors, Dawn Books And (2 December 2012). "REVIEW: R.D. Burman: The Man, The Music". Dawn.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ Warrier, Anuradha (15 September 2015). "Conversations Over Chai: R.D. Burman - The Man, The Music". Anuradhawarrier.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Remembering Shakti Bhatt". Forshakti.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  11. ^ "National film awards video 1". Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, May 3, 2012: YouTube.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  12. ^ "National film awards video 2". Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, May 3, 2012: YouTube.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  13. ^ "KALAM". Bhubaneswar: YouTube.
  14. ^ "UAE show Part 1". Dubai: YouTube.
  15. ^ "UAE show Part 2". Dubai: YouTube.
  16. ^ "India Consulate show Part 1". Dubai: YouTube.
  17. ^ "India Consulate show Part 2". Dubai: YouTube.