The Popular story is that Rajesh Khanna's star burnt bright for three years before he was eclipsed by Amitabh Bachan's huge success. For a younger
generation, " Kaka" is remembered mostly for the importal songs picturized on him, sung by Kishore Kumar, composed by R.D.Burman,
However, Dark Star shows that Rajesh Khanna was a complex figure who continued as a major actor for ever two decades. Gautam Chintamani's
rounded and detailed view of the man and his life and work in the context of his times is a great read for fans and students of Hindi Cinema.
- Rachel Dwyer, Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema SOAS, university of London.