professor toofaanii publishers is happy to announce their 32nd book:
Hindi Talkie Filmography (1951-60)
Har Mandir Singh 'Hamraaz'
Professor Surjit Singh
This book is a sister project, part of the much larger project undertaken by the two of us, with the help of many volunteers. The project is an outgrowth of the massive Hindi Film Geet Kosh (1980-) series of books compiled by the first author. The website is planned to contain all the data in the Geet Kosh, suitably expanded and revised by including the latest information.
The whole history of the Geet Kosh may be read in the My Story section of the above-mentioned website. Suffice it to say that after the pioneering work of Firoze Rangoonwalla and BV Dharap, Geet Kosh was a unique and original compilation work expanding the earlier work in many directions.
The database on the website is divided into three section for convenience. The Censor Certificate section has the information about the censored films. The Filmography section has the information about film production and other details. The Song section has detailed information about the songs.
It is a work in progress. A book on the Censor Certificate Information in English was published earlier, Hindi edition coming soon.
This is a reference book on the above subject. It has the title, the censor year, producer, director, lyricist, music director, other music credits, cast, additional cast consisting of the Junior Artists and Background dancers. People researching Hindi films will find this book useful.
The book is in English, 6" by 9", 244 pages, Table of Contents. Hindi Edition coming soon.
The first 10 pages can be read here