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Book Reviews: The Front Row

By Abhijit Bhaduri


Who reviews books written by cinema critics? Remember that puzzle, “Suppose the barber shaves everybody in town, except for all of those who shave themselves. Who shaves the barber?” That’s a bit like what I felt like while reviewing The Front Row by Anupama Chopra.


Anupama Chopra (@AnupamaChopra) has been discussing films and interviewing actors, directors, rap artists, dialog writers and villains (what am I missing?) for almost two decades. She is surrounded by people who have been making films or writing about them. Her mother Kamna Chandra was a scriptwriter; she wrote dialogue for Prem Rog and Chandni. Her sister Tanuja Chandra is a Bollywood director and screenwriter; and husband is Vidhu Vinod Chopra. That must be like a double edged sword.


She carries the knowledge, insights and connections that only an insider can have. Yet her work demands that she adopts a rather objective and unbiased view when she presents her review of films. In that sense every interview and every article must throw up possibilities of a conflict.


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Abhijit Bhaduri

Abhijit Bhaduri is the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enough to try anything. Is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger. Has published books  like : Don’t Hire The Best & the MBA series. His works can be explored on his site http://www.abhijitbhaduri.com

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