Instinctive artist

Print edition : June 13, 2014

The Kid (1921). As director, scenarist and performer, Chaplin was a genius.

Charlie Chaplin with his wife Oona and two of their children, Geraldine, 13, and Michael, 11, arriving for the world premiere of his "A King in New York" at the Leicester Square Theatre in London in 1957. Photo: The Hindu Archives

A haunting biography captures the brilliance and the blemishes of Charlie Chaplin, who fought his way from poverty to worldwide fame.
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