Guru Dutt

  • 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' is a comment on male friendship April 21, 2014

    Why must one write screenplays? Why must make a book of it? I have always wondered about this. A lot of screenplays as being published as books, with additional material, such as interviews and such. Till recently, I did not see the significance of this. I remember reading the screenplay...
  • 'Kagaz Ke Phool' cinematographer VK Murthy passes away April 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Renowned cinematographer and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee V K Murthy, who won encomiums capturing breathtaking images in Guru Dutt's classics like 'Pyaasa', 'Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam' and 'Kagaz Ke Phool', died here today at the age of 91 after ailing for sometime. Known as 'Guru Dutt's eye', Murthy also worked...
  • Waheeda Rehman releases her biography, refuses to comment on her relationship with Guru Dutt April 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who has shared her life journey in the book 'Conversations with Waheeda', was tight-lipped about her alleged relationship with filmmaker Guru Dutt. Asked about it at the book launch event, she said: "I don't want to get into it... my private life is nobody's business." Coming to...
  • When Meena Kumari nearly missed 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam' August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: It is considered one of the most brilliant portrayals in Hindi cinema by any actress but not many know that Meena Kumari nearly missed playing the lead role of 'Chhoti Bahu' in Guru Dutt's 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'. Dutt wanted to make a commercial film and decided to adapt...
  • I don't believe in remakes or biopics: Waheeda Rehman July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: While Bollywood filmmakers have been cashing-in on the trend of remakes and biopics, legendary actress Waheeda Rehman is not in favour of them. Amid reports of biopics being planned on actor-filmmaker Guru Dutt and singer-actor Kishore Kumar, Waheeda feels making a biopic is not the right thing as it...
  • We only want glamorous actresses on-screen: Sudhir Mishra April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Sudhir Mishra, whose films 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', 'Dharavi' and 'Chameli' saw women playing strong characters, feels actresses today are not chosen on the basis of their talent. Mishra's said actresses these days are just used for "glam quotient and sizzling item numbers". "I really miss those days when directors...
  • IBNLive Poll: Sridevi voted the greatest Indian actress in 100 years March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Dadasaheb Phalke's 'Raja Harishchandra' released on May 3, 1913 and marked the beginning of a tradition that influenced India and its culture in coming years like nothing else. We are celebrating the 100 years of Indian cinema this year and on this occasion conducted a poll to find...
  • Bhanu Athaiya: No regrets on returning Oscar December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who has returned her Oscar trophy to the Academy for safe-keeping, says she is happy that her most treasured asset has reached the right and safe place. Athaiya, now 86, became India's first Oscar winner in 1983 when she bagged the golden statuette...
  • Why Gulzar cremated his father 5 years later November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Shell-shocked after not being able to attend his father's last rites, lyricist Gulzar decided not to cremate him and did so only five years later when his revered filmmaker Bimal Roy died. "When my father passed away in Delhi, I was working with Bimalda as an assistant in...
  • Waheeda Rehman: I am not very keen on doing films October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who was last seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Delhi 6' in 2009, says she is not very keen to return to films anytime soon. Considered one of the most beautiful and talented actresses that Indian cinema ever had, Rehman has starred in classics like...
  • Waheeda Rehman, the actor with an aura of a star July 25, 2012

    Rosie dared to leave her archeologist husband (who preferred to live in the past along with his fossils), reclaimed her ghunghroos and started living in with Raju, the Guide. That was in 1965 film 'Guide' based on R K Narayan's novel 'The Guide.' That a woman in the film was...
  • Remembering Guru Dutt on his 87th birth day July 10, 2012

    CNN-IBN brings you some of Guru Dutt classics on his 87th birth anniversary. ...
  • Guru Dutt biography becomes innovative book drama May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Book readings could soon become passe if author Sathya Saran has her way. Hoping to make an instant connect with audiences, the veteran journalist is taking her biography of Bollywood legend Guru Dutt to the masses by enacting the book with a cast of six characters across India. The...
  • Guru Dutt's grand-daughter to enter Bollywood February 25, 2012

    Bhopal : Legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt's grand-daughter Gouri is set to foray into the world of acting. One of her aims is to portray her grandfather the way family members have known him. "I had not met my grandfather and as a kid I did not understand what people used to...
  • Bollywood pays tribute to legendary actor Dev Anand December 5, 2011

    Actor Aamir Khan gets nostalgic about 'Awwal Number' which was directed by Dev Anand. ...
  • Bollywood remembers evergreen Dev Anand December 4, 2011

    Legendary actor Dev Anand, 88, died in London on Saturday night. He suffered a cardiac arrest. ...
  • Dev Anand: The stylish Peter Pan of Bollywood December 5, 2011

    London: Legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand once said that a song from his film Hum Dono gave him the philosophy he has lived by all his life. As the last strains of Mai zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya fade, they leave a void in memory no other star of...
  • With 'Pyaasa' West discovered auteur work August 8, 2011

    Locarno (Switzerland): French film critic Jean-Michel Frodon introduced Indian filmmaker Guru Dutt's 1957 classic "Pyaasa" to the audience at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival as a dark film that helped the West discover the auteur theory - reflecting the director's personal creative vision - in Bollywood. "Pyaasa", a cinematic masterpiece...
  • A tribute to Guru Dutt on his 86th birth anniversary July 9, 2011

    We get you a glimpse from 'In Search Of Guru dutt' a documentary on Guru Dutt presented by Shemaroo. ...
  • Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa' immortalised in book January 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The dialogues and heartwarming songs of legendary actor-director Guru Dutt's 1957 cinematic masterpiece Pyaasa have been immortalised into a book by author Nasreen Munni Kabir. Titled "The Dialogue of Pyaasa", it also includes extensive commentary by Kabir and is is available in Hindi, Urdu and English. It will be...
  • Revisit the making of Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa' February 7, 2011

    Released in 1957, Guru Dutt made 'Pyaasa' after commercial hits like 'Baaz', 'Aar Paar', Mr and Mrs 55. ...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's tribute to Guru Dutt June 9, 2010

    Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has minted immense amount of money with 3 Idiots, now wants to do something for the film industry. He has decided to document the screenplays of some of the greatest films of Bollywood and is going to start with Guru Dutt's films. Says Vidhu says, "My...
  • Phalke Award for cinematographer VK Murthy January 19, 2010

    New Delhi: Legendary cinematographer V K Murthy, best remembered as the cinematographer for all Guru Dutt films, has been chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2008. This is the first time that a cinematographer has been selected for this award. Murthy broke new grounds, ushered in modern and highly sophisticated...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: The genesis of Pyaasa February 7, 2011

    The journey of how Guru Dutt solidified his image of an idealistic sensitive artist. ...
  • Aamir to recreate Geeta Dutt's life on celluloid July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: It has been 37 years since singer Geeta Dutt left an incomparable legacy amongst music lovers across India and the globe. Her versatile singing made her one of the most famous singers through the '50s and the '60s along with the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. She worked with all the...
  • Book on Alvi puts Sahib, Bibi aur Ghulam rumour to rest July 10, 2008

    Mumbai: Years of speculation over Guru Dutt ghost-directing Indian cinema's most-loved treasures Sahib, Bibi aur Ghulam may finally be put to rest. A book on the movie’s official director Abrar Alvi gives an insight. After Guru Dutt's death, there were growing whispers that it was he and not Abrar Alvi, the...