Atta Galatta presents A Book Reading of Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess with Satyarth Nayak – Sunday, 9th February 2020
Atta Galatta | Bangalore |
Feb 09 | 4 p.m.
Ends on: Feb 09
About Atta Galatta presents A Book Reading of Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess with Satyarth Nayak – Sunday, 9th February 2020
Satyarth Nayak will be in conversation with Rajeev Ravindranathan and Samantak Bhadra
About the book:
Hailed as the first pan-Indian female superstar in an era which literally offered actresses crumbs, Sridevi tamed Hindi cinema like no other. Beginning her affair with the camera when she was four, this doe-eyed beauty conquered Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada industries with performances etched in gold. Taking Hindi cinema by storm with Himmatwala in 1983, Sridevi emerged as one of the most iconic screen goddesses of India, playing characters that went on to become cultural touchstones.
A supreme artiste who had mastered all the nine rasas, her comedy was peerless, her dances legendary, her histrionics awe-inspiring and her life a study in contrast, electric on screen, strangely reticent off it. Besides reigning as queen bee for the longest spell among Hindi heroines, she also remains the only actress who was No.1 in Tamil and Telugu cinema as well.
Such was Sridevi's megastardom that she emerged as the 'hero' at the box office, towering above her male co-actors. Challenging patriarchy in Bollywood like no other, she not only exalted the status of the Hindi film heroine but also empowered a whole generation of audiences. After a hiatus of fifteen years, she shattered the rules again by becoming the only Bollywood diva to make a triumphant comeback in 2012 with the globally acclaimed English Vinglish.
If her life played out forever in the limelight, so did her sudden demise in 2018. Charting five decades of her larger-than-life magic, this book celebrates both the phenomenon and the person Sridevi was. This is her journey from child star to one of our greatest movie luminaries who forever changed the narrative of Indian cinema.
About Satyarth Nayak
Satyarth Nayak is an Indian author and screenwriter, known for his bestselling novel The Emperor's Riddles and for scripting Sony's historical television epic Porus. The Emperor's Riddles turned out to be a bestselling thriller with the media calling it "a hit with young readers.
About Rajeev Ravindranathan
Rajeev Ravindranathan was born in Lagos, Nigeria and now lives in Bangalore, India. An actor in spirit, Rajeev runs an advertising agency called People (peoplepeople.in). His movie exploits include films like 3 Idiots, English Vinglish and Waiting.
About Samantak Badhra
Samantak Bhadra's poems and reviews have been published in 25+ magazines and anthologies across the world like Rain Taxi, The Missing Slate, 40 Under 40, Recours au Poème, Knot Magazine and Taj Mahal Review among others. He is a TEDx speaker and has been a journalist, an entrepreneur, a software engineer, a soft skills trainer, a sales manager and a CSR professional.