This book is a great read if you are at all interested in the nuts and bolts of film production. Alter provides an inside view of the making of Omkara, an updated Bollywood version of Othello, a dark and brooding adult film that stretches the boundaries of what many have come to expect from Bolloywood fantasies. What comes through is an exciting story that reveals the passion and industry of the creative forces involved in developing a major film, both in front of and (especially) behind the camera.
I watched the film Omkara after reading this book and found I appreciated it even more. As the lead character, Ajay Devgan (Company) is intense and threatening. But everyone shines and Alter’s descriptions in the book provide an enjoyable extra dimension to watching the movie.