Surjit Singh, a diehard movie fan(atic), period.
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Telugu Filmography

Volume 2 (1981-2000) has been published.

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I am happy to announce the publication of Telugu Filmography Volume1 (1932-1980) Bt Dr V S Vutukuri. In his words,

Telugu film industry is one of the most prolific in Indian film scene. Between 1932 and 2000, some 5,100 Telugu films were produced. The present book, Telugu Filmography Volume 1, lists the details of 2017 films produced between 1932 and 1980. Under each title are included the following details: Banner, Producer, Director, Writers of Dialogues, Lyricists, Music Director, Playback Singers and Cast. The information was gathered from various sources such as recordings on VHS Tape, VCD and DVD, films screened on TV, Songs Books, Covers of Gramophone Records, Audio Cassettes and CDs, Film Posters and Newspapers. This book will be of immense interest to film enthusiasts. It will serve as a valuable source of reliable information to people engaged in Telugu film industry, academic researchers and the Government departments of Culture and Literature.

The book is in English, paper-size Letter, 320 pages with Film Title Index. In the US the book is available at

and in India

Telugu Filmo 1


Sahraa sahraa

I am happy to report the publication of a book of Urdu poetry 'Sahraa Sahraa' by my mentor and guru (Professor) Raj Kumar 'Qais' (Pathria). It is in Urdu and is being published in two editions, Urdu script and Hindi (Devanagri) script. The latter has the meanings of many Urdu words in the footnotes.

Both editions have been published and are available on all the Amazons, e.g.

Amazon US Sahraa Sahraa (Hindi Edition)

Amazon US, Sahraa Sahraa (Urdu) Edition

In India it is available from

In India Sahraa Sahraa (Hindi)

In India, Sahraa Sahraa (Urdu)


The Lost Treasure: Early Talkies of Hindustani Cinema

By Kamalakar Pasupuleti and Prof Surjit Singh

Where to Buy

In US it is available on Amazon. Soon it will be available worldwide, including India

In India

My friends residing in India will be happy to note that my book with Kamalakar Pasupuleti, The Lost Treasure, is now available in India.


The book covers the early talkies from Alam Ara, Abul Hasan to Mohabbat Ke Aansoo and Zinda Laash; actresses from Akhtari, Ameena to Zebunnissa and Zohra; actors from AR Kabuli to Master Vitthal and Wazir Mohammad Khan, and, music directors from Ali Bakhsh to Ustad Jhande Khan and Wazir Khan. Includes more than 60 rare images of films and people
from old magazines/newspapers.

The first 15 pages:

You can see the films, actors, actresses and music directors covered with biographical information and more than 60 images.