QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK:
THE FILM THAT REVIVED HINDI CINEMA
Gautam Chintamani goes behind the scenes to record how QSQT (as it has come to be known) made the choices it did, brought the love story back into the reckoning, revived Hindi film music and revitalized Hindi cinema.
Gautam's in-depth interviews with people associated with the film – director Mansoor Khan, stars Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, cinematographer Kiran Deohans and music composers Anand–Milind, among others – make Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: The Film That Revived Hindi Cinema a comprehensive study of a trendsetter that provided Hindi cinema a new direction. It is, equally, an intimate, fun-filled account of a beloved classic.
In an endorsement of the book celebrated author, critic and filmmaker, Nasreen Munni Kabir found it refreshing that a modern classic like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was being chronicled. In fact, Ms. Kabir called the thoroughly researched book written with 'clarity and enthusiasm' to be 'as close as we may come to a biography of the elusive and important director, Mansoor Khan.'
In August 2017 the book was included in the library of the prestigious British Film Institute, one of the world's premier organisations dedicated to promoting and preserving film as a record of contemporary life and manners, and their impact on society.