The Time Amitabh Came Back to Life, August 1st 1982

Amitabh is living a second life already, which he himself says. Every year he celebrates his second birthday on August 1st, the day he came back from certain death, somehow. We are coming up on the 28th anniversary of that date and Amitabh is once again hospitalized and in danger. A good time to look back at the miracle of his survival.

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Hindi Film 101: One-Off, The Coolie Accident

Once again, I ended a series on a Tuesday!  So I am going to give you a little longer to decide what you want to read about next, and do just a little one-off for Thursday.  And, for the first time, I am going to attempt to cover Amitabh.  Except he is so big, I think I will try to do it piecemeal.  Starting with The Coolie Accident, mentioned in my Rekha coverage.

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Hindi Film 101: Rekha 2.0, The Amitabh Years

This is such a fun one to write!  Mostly because it is so fake.  Rekha is brilliant at manipulating the press and crafting an image for herself, so her whole life story (as presented to the public) sounds like something out of a bad melodrama.  Oh, and almost all of this is based on This Book, which is a super fun read and if you like this post, you should go buy it and read it.

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