HiFi in Bollywood

HiFi in Bollywood AN ASPIRING FILMMAKER THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS OF BOLLYWOOD AND A STRAINED FATHER SON RELATIONSHIP Rayhan Arora s long cherished dream is to be a filmmaker in the Hindi Film Industry but his formidable fa

  • Title: HiFi in Bollywood
  • Author: Rishi Vohra
  • ISBN: 9788184956481
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • AN ASPIRING FILMMAKER THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS OF BOLLYWOOD AND A STRAINED FATHER SON RELATIONSHIP Rayhan Arora s long cherished dream is to be a filmmaker in the Hindi Film Industry but his formidable father has other plans a successful financial career in Corporate America, and a marriage of convenience with Vanita, a medical student in the US In a final act of desperat AN ASPIRING FILMMAKER THE DIZZYING HEIGHTS OF BOLLYWOOD AND A STRAINED FATHER SON RELATIONSHIP Rayhan Arora s long cherished dream is to be a filmmaker in the Hindi Film Industry but his formidable father has other plans a successful financial career in Corporate America, and a marriage of convenience with Vanita, a medical student in the US In a final act of desperation, Rayhan abandons his promising life in California and secretly returns to Mumbai to work as an Assistant Director in Bollywood The characters he encounters along the way become part of his journey of self discovery a self proclaimed local goon with a penchant for acting a powerful local politician who wants to marry Rayhan s part time domestic help, who in turn covets stardom an angst ridden, homosexual film director ego ridden film stars with twisted agendas and the mysterious Viola who captures his heart HiFi in Bollywood takes the reader from the streets of Berkeley to the film studios of Mumbai from red light areas to police stations, and from reality to dreams and back to reality again

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    1. It’s heartening to see new authors in the block, who produce works of quality that you feel good reading. Rishi Vohra sure would find a place in this list owing to his gripping narrative style that engages the readers and draws them completely into the story. I had read his debut novel ‘Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai’, and liked it. I am glad Rishi continued the good work with his next venture ‘HiFi In Bollywood.’HiFi stands for Hindi Film Industry, and the term Bollywood is synonymous [...]

    2. Full review atmy blog Hifi in Bollywood follows the journey of a person, Rayhan who aspires to be a director in Bollywood. There are multiple things and variables at play here: for one, we have an incorrigible and apparently vain father who does not approve of the dreams, and has instead sent his son to get professional qualifications for a decent job, then we have his attempts to fix his son's match with a medical student in US. This is the crucial point where the novel picks pace, Rayhan takes [...]

    3. After reading (and liking) Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra, I was looking forward to reading his next. Needless to say, I picked this one up with certain expectations.HiFi in Bollywood is the story of Rayhan Arora, who has always dreamt of making it big in the tinsel town of India and make his own space in the film industry. But like most Indian parents, his father has different plans for him. As a result, Rayhan is sent off to take on the financial world in US and a probable marri [...]

    4. A story of a young man struggling to find his footing in a country of dreams, an imposing father, a failed career and lots of confusion. Add to that the parental pressure always makes you succumb to nonchalant things. So will Rayhan handle all of it? Will he be able to live his dream or will it all whoosh out of the window in a split second? That's what the story is all about. The story is a classical struggle of man and life. There always comes a point where a person's senses ditch them in a su [...]

    5. Read the full review here - happinessandfood.wordpressThere are a lot of books on love stories – the usual girl meets guy ones but there are very few about following dreams and running behind what matters most. HiFi in Bollywood is one such book. It’s different as it constantly gives you a message through the protagonist Rayhan. This book was a weekend read and a good break after I had just completed Ramayana – The Game of Life: Shattered Dreams.Plot and Positives: The book is about Rayhan [...]

    6. To begin with, the title is new and gives a clue about what can be expected out of it. (HiFi stands for Hindi Film Industry). The cover page is vibrant and I loved the sketch. The book blurb gives a summary of the plot. Thus, one look at the book, any potential reader would be drawn towards it.The story unravels slowly giving a background about Rayhan, his dreams and aspirations, his life and so on. It also elaborates the relationship between Rayhan and his father Romesh. Soon we come to know th [...]

    7. Rishi Vohra’s second book basically focusses on chasing your dream no matter how many hitches welcome you in the path.”HiFi in Bollywood”, is a tangled story of the protagonist named Rayhan Arora sharing his dream with the readers and the bumpy and entertaining journey he has encountered while he was in his way to fulfill his dream.To read full review : madhyapradeshhntext/revi

    8. Love it, hate it, you can't ignore Bollywood. I like the way Rishi has described what goes on in a film set, because that is very important for the audience to know. Recommended for everyone who loves movies and romance.Read the full review here: oneandahalfminutes/2015/12

    9. *NOTE: We (The Readdicts) received a copy of HiFi in Bollywood by Rishi Vohra in exchange for an honest review. We thank Rishi for the book! The story of a young boy Rayhan Arora and his journey of pursuing his dreams of being a filmmaker by being a rebel and a true heart follower, HiFi in Bollywood, contrary to author Rishi Vohra's debut Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai, was a very conventional and stereotypical story, although it was quite an entertainer as well. After having read and really lik [...]

    10. HiFi in Bollywood is an enlightening read.It clearly says, people may say whatever they feel is right but one has to make their own decision regarding their future.An eye opening, fun filled novel depicted in a new light.When I first saw the cover image and title, I was very sure that this novel would be a huge hit among the Indian readers.I think all those who had read this novel would nod right for it mingles with the story.This is author Rishi Vohra's second novel and it revolves around Rayha [...]

    11. I am just done reading Rishi Vohra's 2nd novel "HiFi in Bollywood". Unfortunately, I missed on the first one which was also a hit among masses who love reading urban stories. "HiFi in Bollywood"- the title suggests that it would be the same stuff that people write to narrate how actors sleep together to get better offers, how politics happen between stars, how movies become hits and finally the award is won and the actor senses maturity in the end. But fortunately and surprisingly, this book isn [...]

    12. A fun-filled entertaining story. Beautiful depiction of some realistic situations making them interesting to read. It is really a trouble to have something fancy attached to your status at times, people are either over-friendly or completely hostile towards you and in both cases you have to bear the brunt. Rayhan became a victim of circumstances with this "America returned" tag and his friends bragging about it in public. The story of Rayhan was very much believable as he had a very practical ap [...]

    13. This is one of the fastest reads for me in a long period of time. Very simple language, a fast paced story, very nice characterization and reading about bollywood, a combination that is very very tough to resist isn’t it ? I simply loved it. The author has knowledge on the workings of Bollywood and that comes out very well in the book.Then we have the vivid imagery that the author uses, I liked it . When he describes a set , a story or an incident, he brings it to life with his descriptive wor [...]

    14. I liked ‘HiFi in Bollywood’ authored by Rishi Vohra almost till the end when it churns out a typical Hindi potboiler. The plot is good and Rishi does dip into his experience of having lived in Chuim village as a struggler in the Hindi Film industry. The characters that he spins out are wonderful and true to life. Having lived in Bandra, I can relate to most of the characters in the book. Even the patriarchal family system that rules till date in the ‘educated’ urban areas of India also h [...]

    15. All though the Hindi Film Industry is one of largest entertainment businesses churning out colorful, musical films every year, not many books are written about this profession where thousands of young men and women land on its doorstep everyday with starry dreams. Bollywood or HiFi is itself an inspiration to write millions of stories of the people working here. I have loved reading books that are based on the lives of people who are part of this multi-billion industry of cinema. It was with muc [...]

    16. For Full and Detailed review, read cynthology/2015/0Rayhan Arora dreams of becoming a director in the Hindi film industry. His own life is nothing less than a Hindi potboiler. There is rebellion against a controlling father, a dream that won’t fizzle out, and a love life that bristles with unpredictability. Along the way, a host of small time characters, at once colourful and entertaining, add their own measure of conflict in his life. To top it all, a stinging case of bad luck ensures that de [...]

    17. Rayhan Arora, a Punjabi, was sent to U.S to get his finance degree. His father, Romesh, is an authoritarian, who wants Rayhan to dance to his tunes. As fate would have it, Rayhan doesn’t like what his father dreams for him. Instead, he is passionate about film making. So, he ditches his to-be-fiancée (yes, he is forced by his father to get engaged with an Indian doctor, who lives in the US) and comes off to Mumbai without knowledge of his father.With help of his friend, Shady, in Mumbai, and [...]

    18. The book is an interesting casual read with good narrations and character built up. It is narrated from the eyes of Rayhan, the lead character, a young, hardworking guy who is serious about his dream. The story flows seamlessly, the language is easy to read and twists keep coming as small surprises through the book. From page 1 itself the story grips you and it is unlikely to leave the book midway once you start it. I started reading casually one night, and I couldn’t keep it down until I had [...]

    19. This book is based on Bollywood industry or the Hi Fi industry as its named in the book. As per the author this is the name, the superstar Salman Khan has given to the industry. The book talks about the struggle of the newcomers, the casting couch, gays and the hypocrisy in the Bollywood.All these topics seems to be some serious issues but the author has talked about them in a humorous way which makes it an interesting read. The book is very funny and totally enjoyable and that’s why I totally [...]

    20. What I Felt About The Book:To be honest, I was impressed on reading the very positive reviews of John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan on the cover. I started reading the book with high expectations. Expectations that did not met completely.Had the book been written by some very famous writer, I bet it would have become best-seller by now. After all – name sells.HiFI in Bollywood came out as an average on time read for me. But, if I have to recommend it someone, I have to think twice.The character o [...]

    21. The pros has to be the mass appeal this book. It is an out and out entertainer, action, drama, romance, emotions, suspense, thrill – everything wrapped up in one, it is Hi-fi for you. It is colourful, laced with wonderful phrases and characters making you feel as if you are watching a movie on the silver screen. The story makes you live it in each and every word. Read the whole review at writersezine/2015/03/b

    22. It tells us to follow our dreams and work hard for their success. You must read it if you are a Bollywood fan and wants to have a glimpse of working of Hindi Film Industry or HiFi as they called it keeping in mind that narration slows down in the middle of the story. You can read my full review of this book Book Review : HiFi In Bollywood

    23. The book gives a vibrant glance of the internal functioning of the Bollywood that is cherished by each one of us. This book will prove to be a page-turner if you are fond of Bollywood. A light read of course, which can definitely help you to boost up your morale if incase you are missing it somewhere in your life.Rating: 4 out of 5Read the full review at: nehalilalwani.wordpress/2

    24. Hifi in Bollywood is the story of an aspiring director who is stuck in Berkeley due to his autocratic father's demands. It is the story of the roller-coaster ride of his time in Bollywood and in Mumbai and various hilarious incidents that occur to and with him.Makes up for a nice read.Whole review : jigar-doshi/2015/04/hifi-i

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