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In Romancing with Life, the first-ever full-fledged memoir by a leading Bollywood star, Dev Anand tells his remarkable life story like only he can. Here are tales from Dev's youth in 1930s Gurdaspur and Lahore; his years of struggle in 1940s Bombay; his friendship with Guru Dutt and his doomed romance with Suraiya; his marriage to co-star Kalpana Kartik; his relationships with his brothers Chetan and Vijay Anand, with S. D. and R. D. Burman, with his compatriots Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, to both of whom he was very close; and with his heroines, from Geeta Bali, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Nutan, Vyjayanthimala, Mumtaz, and Hema Malini to Waheeda Rehman, Zeenat Aman, and Tina Munim, all of whom he launched. 

Dev Anand has produced an addictive audiobook chock-full of bittersweet reminiscences, written in a pacy, effervescent style that carries the listener through 60 of Bollywood's most interesting years. Romancing with Life is the quintessential Dev Anand.

©2011 Dev Anand (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • 07-12-20

Reading filled with errors

Filled with errors in reading... never saw that before form audible
Eisenstein was pronounced as Einstein ... sounds ridiculous . Many many such cases which I can’t recall
Modern technology allows edits and corrections in reading ... not adhered to at all

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  • 12-08-20

Must read

The read was like living a life with Dev Anand. Must read for everyone. Dev Anand was surely a legend.

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Truly a Romance with Life.....

The English vocabulary used is tremendous. Speaks volumes about Dev Sahib's education background in English Literature, from Government College Lahore. Lived and lead a romantic life both on and off screen. Linking the spot from where he stated in Bombay, to the same spot with the end, is really intetesting.

The reader / narrator could do a better job.
The Hindi/Urdu diction is not upto the mark. Anurag Bhatnagar Mobile:9810087078

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A great life - could have been a better story

The autobiography hovers around the various girls and women around his life. Wife seems to be almost non existent. Expected to know more about interesting film making incidents and anecdotes rather than his various encounters with womankind.

Very well and patiently narrated.

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Amazing autobiography by devanand saheb..

i love dis listening to a book for the first time.devanand sir had matured life and he is a future thinker in a modern way.and he saw tha life before independance to a 4g technology.he is great..

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too long, too detailed, insightful in parts...

interesting initially, but too long towards the end. it doesn't delve into lives of family as one would expect. some good insights into the life of the evergreen genius!