A book, chronicling the cinema of veteran filmmaker Nasir Hussain, known for helming hits like "Teesri Manzil", "Tumsa Nahin Dekha" and "Yaadon Ki Baarat", will be launched at the upcoming 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival on October 22.
The book titled, "Music, Masti, Modernity The Cinema of Nasir Husain" is written by Akshay Manwani. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion about Hussain's cinema and how it has shaped generations of directors. The moderator for the panel will be author and documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir.
The panel will include Hussain's superstar nephew Aamir Khan, director Mansoor Khan, writer Manwani and producer Nuzhat Khan. To celebrate the launch of the book, Hussain's cult musical hit "Teesri Manzil" will be screened at the event. The iconic movie featured some memorable numbers like, "O Haseena Zulfowali" and "O Mere Sona re Sona", which were composed by legendary music director R D Burman. "'Teesri Manzil' is such a potent cocktail of music, suspense and romance.
I'm thrilled that we are launching Akshay Manwani's book on the cinema of Nasir Hussain at the festival," Jio MAMI with Star, Festival Director, Anupama Chopra said in a statement. This is the second book of Manwani, who previously wrote the biography of yesteryear poet-lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi in 2013.
"Researching and writing the book on Nasir Hussain and his cinema has been an enlightening and delightful experience," Manwani said in a statement. "The opportunity to re-examine the wonderful history of Hindi cinema and the chance to interview stalwarts such as Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan, Asha Parekh, Jeetendra and Javed Akhtar really made this entire journey one of a kind," he added.