Top positive review
One of the best biographies of an actor
19 December 2017
Its no mean task to sum up a superstar's life in a few hundred pages. However Ramkamal Mukherjee does exactly that, with a lot of finesse. Details are not spared yet prose does not become tedious. Usually a superstar's life ends with her/him fading away but Ms.Malini's life has four distinct phases - student of classical dancing, superstar actor, politician & great exponent of classical dancing; almost coming to a full circle. Each phase is covered in detail here. Even controversies are not spared. Such candour is absent in most biographies written on Indian personalities. Full marks to the author. If you are a fan of the actress or just want to read about a lady who led her life on her own terms in a patriarchal society without sacrificing her femininity yet not budging an inch from her convictions; Beyond the Dreamgirl is THE book.