Film Critic, India
Bhaichand Patel saw his first film, Alexander Korda’s Thief of Baghdad, in 1941 sitting on his mother’s lap in a tin shack that masqueraded as a cinema hall in distant Fiji Islands. Ever since them he has been smitten with films. He studied filmmaking in the evenings at New York University while he was employed at the United Nations Headquarters. He has been writing about films for more that forty years. He currently writes for Asian Age, an Indian daily newspaper, and Outlook, an Indian general interest weekly magazine. His bestselling book, Bollywood’ Top Twenty, Superstars of Indian Cinema, is now in second print.