Balaji Vittal

Balaji Vittal

Twitter - @vittalbalaji. Instagram - balaji_vittal_author. email ID - My first co-authored book 'RD Burman: The Man, The Music' won the President of India's Gold medal at National Film Awards for 2011. My next book 'Gaata Rahe Mera Dil - 50 Classic Hindi Film songs' won the MAMI Award for the best book on Cinema in 2015. 'Pure Evil - The Bad Men of Bollywood', my first solo authored book published in Dec 2021 has won widespread acclaim. "Balaji's magnificent research gives the reader a platform to look at the evil men of Hindi cinema differently" - The Hindu. "This book is next to my heart ..." - Shekar Gupta in The Print. "Vittal has penned much more than a book on villainy. Pure Evil is also a reflection of the socioeconomic transformation that India went through the decades ..." - The Telegraph. "Pure Evil is among the most discussed books on Hindi cinema this year" - Avijit Ghosh, Times of India. "Balaji's book (Pure Evil) is a colorful canvas against which we get to see through the workings of these accursed minds" - Award winning film maker Sriram Raghavan. Pure Evil has been showcased at Jaipur Literature Festival, Kolkata Literary Meet and Hyderabad Literary Festival. "Each interaction (with actors, writers and directors) brought Balaji rich insights and a wealth of anecdotes to pour into this book" - Chintan Girish Modi in News9Live. "I shan't be a spoiler by adding anything! Go buy the book to get a clear fascinating look of how, when & why ..." - Monojit Lahiri in National Herald.
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