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The generations of the 1960s-70s were simply enchanted by two names - the voice of Mohammed Rafi, and the musical duo of Shankar-Jaikishan. What was their magic that mesmerised millions of music lovers for over three decades? But, here we will only talk about the melody King Mohammed Rafi.
She was paired with all the top actors of her time: Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Rehman, Bharat Bhushan, Guru Dutt, Sunil Dutt and Shammi Kapoor. And she was never a decoration piece in any of her films; hers were not itsy-bitsy roles which many heroines do in muti-starrer ... cinema
Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone better known in the Indian cinematic world as Guru Dutt, was a prolific director, producer and actor who gave the world some memorable movies like as Pyaasa, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Kaagaz Ke Phool and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. So remarkable were his works ...
If somebody wants to research about Guru Dutt's 1959 movie Kaagaz Ke Phool, they draw a blank. There is not much data to understand the art form, technology used or the reason behind the soundtrack etc. So, such a book helps me catch a part of history." Kaagaz Ke Phool is regarded as the first ... movies

Panaji, Apr 25 (UNI) The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Cinephile Club and Anil Kane, Cinephile Member, will organise an audio visual program on Guru Dutt titled the 'Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt' on May 5. Addressing a press conference at OLD GMC Building in the city, Entertainment Society of ...
Audio visual program on 'Guru Dutt' on May 5. 25 Apr 2018 | 5:55 PM. Panaji, Apr 25 (UNI) The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Cinephile Club and Anil Kane, Cinephile Member, will organise an audio visual program on Guru Dutt titled the 'Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt' on May 5. Sharesee more.
Panaji, Apr 25 (UNI) The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Cinephile Club and Anil Kane, Cinephile Member, will organise an audio visual program on Guru Dutt titled the 'Grey Dusk of Guru Dutt' on May 5. Addressing a press conference at OLD GMC Building in the city, Entertainment Society of Goa ...
Coming from a filmy background with parents like Guru Dutt and Nargis, Sanjay has hardly faced a struggle for finding work but his struggle-free life has only landed him in trouble many times. The 58-year-old actor has undoubtedly been controversy's favourite child. The film also stars Paresh Rawal as ...
Guru Dutt and Amrita Rao are related. Amrita's grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins. This, even Amrita got to know very late when her granny revealed the family's relationship with the legendary actor-filmmaker. 12. Sharman Joshi is Prem Chopra's son-in-law. Sharman is married to legendary actor Prem ...
Guru Dutt (born as Vasanth Kumar Shivshankar Padukone in 1925) is an icon of Hindi cinema (but he started his working life as a telephone operator at a Lever Brothers factory in Calcutta!). His Pyaasa (Thirsty) and Kagaz Kay Phool (Paper Flowers) have been included in TIME Magazine's 'All-Time 100 ...
In Aar Paar, another film from that period, Guru Dutt, as a taxi driver, feels free to sing a cynical commentary on romance to the lover-passengers in his cab saying: “mohabbat karlo ji bhar lo aji kisne roka hai, par bade ghazab ki baat hai ismein bhi dhoka hai” (love it up if you like, who's stopping you ma'am/ ...
The preceptors must have been kind to him for Gurusaday (meaning 'Favoured by the Guru') Dutt would not otherwise have risen far above his already enormous stature as an ICS and taken upon himself the creative stewardship of Bengal's remarkable crafts. Regrettably, not much is discussed about him ...
It's so delightful to see Mahira Khan and the very gifted director (also my erstwhile friend), Shoaib Mansoor, create a powerful statement against sexual violence and power-misappropation in the film Verna. I say 'erstwhile friend' because Shoaib sahab was very gracious and cordial to begin with, when I ...
I remember Mahira told me with such warmth about her fascination with Bollywood from her childhood, and especially the cinema of Guru Dutt, and how, as a child, she would wait every Thursday for that Bollywood film which she was treated to by her parents. How could Bollywood not be Mahira's priority, ...
Be it the charismatic Dev Anand who serenaded his heroines with soulful songs, the enchantress Madhubala with the most beautiful smile that had many heroes forget lines for they couldn't take their eyes off the celestial beauty or the ever romantic Guru Dutt whose cinematography made us watch films ...

She is passionate about Hindi movies and loves retro music. When her family shifted to Chennai in the 80's, Bhagya had a taste of Tamil cinema too. In the long term, she plans a book on two of her favourite directors – Guru Dutt and K Balachander. She travels across the country on work and is based in ...
He also wrote music for the Guru Dutt classics such as 'Pyaasa' (1957) and 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' (1959). Among his other hits of that decade were 'House No. 44' (1955), 'Funtoosh' (1956) and 'Solva Saal' (1958). In 1959 came Sujata, a masterpiece by Bimal Roy, and Burman created magic again with 'Jalte ...
The chhoti bahu — the younger daughter-in-law — in Guru Dutt's Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam was murdered by her husband's elder brother when she innocently drove out in a closed horse-carriage with an outsider. And where shall we suppose they were heading? They were travelling in search of an elusive ...
A number of well known Bollywood celebs, unfortunately, left us due to their sudden and untimely demise. A lot of unexpected celebrity deaths comes as a shock not only to their family and friends but also to their fans whose number lies in hundreds of millions. What is even more unfortunate is that ...
If you look at Bimal Roy, Guru Dutt and Raj Kapoor's films, they were good and relevant films which also made money," said Advani. This year, several films which combined sensibilities of art house cinema and the technical finesse of mainstream Bollywood films have released and are nominated for Reel ...
The reel of stories play out memories that each one of us have lived through the course of life. No matter where we come from and who we are, these stories connect communities in strong ties. Films, therefore, is a potent medium. With the Habitat International Film Festival round the corner, we see the role ...
Guru Dutt's Pyaasa may have focused on the story of the failure of an artist and how the world deals with him but in the process, he showed a prostitute (Waheeda) who not only brings calm and peace to the protagonist's life but also takes things in her own hands when needed. After hearing death rumours ...
Directed by Guru Dutt, Pyaasa is rated as one of the 100 best films of all time by Time magazine. The 1957 film is set in Calcutta and follows the story of Vijay (Dutt), a struggling poet, who is trying to make a mark in post-independence India, and Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman), a prostitute, who helps him to try ...
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has shared a couplet recited to him by lyricist Javed Akhtar at Sridevi's funeral. The actor has been mourning the death of his Khuda Gawaah co-star ever since her death on Saturday. In his tweet, he shared that famed poet Kaifi Azmi wrote the couplet on actor Guru Dutt's ...
... actor and producer, who gave us classics like Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, and Chaudhvin Ka Chand was one of the most talented people Bollywood had ever seen. Guru Dutt had been fighting depression for a long time and had attempted suicide two times prior to his death.
MUMBAI: Only an accomplished artist like Lalitha Lajmi could have painted death as a figure playing chess. As someone who has seen several deaths in the family, including of her immensely talented filmmaker brother Guru Dutt, Lajmi's latest exhibition titled 'A Pale View of Hills' (February 27-March 5) at ...
Iconic film-maker Guru Dutt's Pyaasa came as a picture of ideological anguish convulsing a 10-year-old independent India in 1957. The glow of freedom had been edged out by cynicism over rising social divisions, inequalities of wealth, feudal assertions, and political schisms with Pandit Jawaharlal ...
Prostitution is often described as the oldest profession in the world. But society has always looked at prostitutes with contempt. A number of social reformers in the past have emphasised the need to rehabilitate prostitutes. But in the recent times many champions of women rights have questioned this ...
She is passionate about Hindi movies and loves retro music. When her family shifted to Chennai in the 80's, Bhagya had a taste of Tamil cinema too. In the long term, she plans a book on two of her favourite directors – Guru Dutt and K Balachander. She travels across the country on work and is based in ...
Encouraged by the momentum, Bhanu decided to enter Bollywood and made her foray into the filmdom as a costume designer for Guru Dutt's film C.I.D in 1956 and went on to design the outfits of actors in all the films made under the Dutt banner. Some of her iconic works under this period include Pyaasa, ...
The power of cinema cannot be taken lightly and there have been legends like Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Guru Dutt etc. who have popularized Indian cinema abroad. Eminent film personalities have won almost all the major awards out there but still, sometimes, a few legends are missed ...
Rajinder Gupta Founder of Sanstha, Sanjay Sehgal President and Bansi lal Gupta, Subash Chander Sharma, Dr.Daya Ram, Subash Chander, Saleem Chowdhary, Ravinder, Rajesh Gupta, Kuldeep Raj , Sahil and Mohan Lal attended the function. Senoir citizens Prof. Ram Murti Sharma , Guru Dutt ...
More interviews followed in the documentaries In Search of Guru Dutt and The Inner and Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan and Kabir's series of books, starting in 2002 with Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema with Javed Akhtar. Apart from a second discussion with Akhtar on Hindi film lyrics in ...
But unlike say, Ismat Chughtai's Ajeeb Aadmi -- a rather thinly disguised version of the unhappy Guru Dutt-Geeta Dutt-Waheeda Rehman triangle -- Raza does not place us at what we might think of the centre of the action. Yes, big names are dropped with elan, but it is not their lives that Scene 75 wants us ...
Benegal credits his photographer father and cousin Guru Dutt as early influencers for him taking up film making as a career. Benegal also taught mass communication between 1966 and 1973 and later took an active role in shaping film education as chairman of the Film & Television Institute of India during ...
Pyaasa: Waheeda Rehman essayed the role of prostitute named Gulabo who is sympathetic towards Vijay (essayed by Guru Dutt) as he pours his heart out after failing at publishing his book. Gulabo approaches some of her affluent clientele to assist Vijay and try and get his work published, without ...
Rafi's songs in Guru Dutt's Aar Paar, released in 1954 and composed by OP Nayyar became super hit. It was followed by Mr and Mrs. 55 released in 1955. Songs picturized on both Guru Dutt and Johnny Walker had melody and sweetness. Rafi's songs like “dil pe kiya aisa jaadu”, “muhobbat karlo aji karlo”, ...
“During that era Indian cinema moved out of Bimal Roy, Mehboob and Guru Dutt kind of films and a new wave emerged.” Ghosh was instrumental in its generation. “He was a guest lecturer at the Film and Television Institute of India and was a member of National Film Development Corporation's script ...
Geeta Dutt had a melodious voice like that of a skylark. This lilting voice enthralled hundreds of thousands of music lovers (read: cine-goers). She is the legendary playback singer who had carved a niche for herself during the 1940s and 1950s. Hers was a chequered life – one with a meteoric rise in her ...
She is passionate about Hindi movies and loves retro music. When her family shifted to Chennai in the 80's, Bhagyalakshmi had a taste of Tamil cinema too. In the long term, she plans a book on two of her favourite directors – Guru Dutt and K Balachander. She travels across the country on work and is ...
NAGPUR: Romance was in the air at Suresh Bhat auditorium on Sunday evening as artistes rendered selected hits of Guru and Geeta Dutt. The group Shekhar Naik Productions, Pune, were invited to play the classical melodies at a special concert 'Guru Geeta' organized by Maharashtra Times' Culture ...
She was at the peak of her career in the 1950s and 60s, her claim to fame being the Guru Dutt classic Aar Paar (1954). The list of her films also ...
Shyama, best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's "Aar Paar" and "Sharada", defied the norms by taking up acting and marrying a Parsi at a ...
He had to face competition from Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Guru Dutt. Raj Kapoor shared the same birth city with Dilip and belonged to a filmi ...
I would like to see some of the key films of Guru Dutt restored. These are classics of world cinema and not just classics of Indian cinema.
He is regularly listening to the immortal repertoire of Sahir's lyrics from Guru Dutt's Pyasa to Yash Chopra's Trishul. Abhishek's father, Amitabh ...
In his glorious career as cinematographer for half a century (1951 -2001), Murthy had all the Guru Dutt films to his credit, barring Chaudavi Ka ...
Both as a director and actor, Guru Dutt was at his best in Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool – two films that not only have an element of ...


 

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