This book was one of about three I got from the library during my last week at college. It was the least theoretical book I got (as the others were like Understanding India's Movies and Cinema at the End of Empire), but I was somewhat excited for it because it had descriptions of India's different film industries outside of Bollywood.
But what I found was bad grammar and poor quality. My main takeaway from the book ended up being a bucket of laughs at the terrible film title translations provided by the book. Now, I feel the pain of trying to accurately translate film titles as I did it often for the newspaper blog (and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in particular gave me so much hassle!). But these were laughable.
Here's a list of some I found for your own laughter. It's title = "translation in book" (a more accurate translation if you need it).
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge = "Lovers Win Brides" (The Big-Hearted Will Take the Bride)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai = "Sometimes Things Do Happen" (Something Happens)
Hum Aapke Hain Koun! = no translation was even provided! (Who Are You to Me!)
Lagaan = "Tax"
Dil To Pagal Hai = "The Heart is a Wild Thing" (The Heart is Crazy)
Khabi Khushi Kabbie Gham (WILDLY misspelled as it's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham) = "Joys and Sorrows" (Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sadness)
Chalte Chalte = "The Course of Life" (chalte is a verb that means walk; evidently saying it twice is something akin to While Walking)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam = "I Am in Love" (often called "Straight From The Heart" in English; We've Given Our Hearts, Beloved is a shaky translation)
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak = "Love is Forever" (From Disaster to Disaster)
Dil Chahta Hai = "My Heart's Desire" (What the Heart Wants or just The Heart Wants)
So, yes, those were so bad they were laughable. Furthermore, despite its attempt to take a somewhat high-brow theoretical approach, the book refers to SRK as "the spirit of Bollywood." And it questioned whether Salman, "a charming young man," had proved his mettle as an actor. Yes, really. Oh, and it misspelled Shahrukh's name. More than once.
So, sum total, read this book only if you want a laugh and if you want to feel smart in what you already know about Bollywood.