Monday, Oct 03, 2022

Guru Dutt


Sunny Deol on getting 'emotional, angry' about reviews after coming into the film industry: 'Slowly you understand...'

September 19, 2022 10:42 am

Sunny Deol spoke about how box-office numbers are unaffected by film reviews. The actor will next be seen in the movie Chup: Revenge of the Artist.

Revisiting Pyaasa's lovely 'Jaane Kya Tune' with Waheeda Rehman: 'When Guru Dutt pitched the role of streetwalker to me...' | Scene Stealer

August 07, 2022 8:30 am

In today's installment of our weekly special, we look back at Geeta Dutt-crooned Jaane Kya Tune Kahi, from Guru Dutt directorial Pyaasa.

The Queer phenomenon called Meena Kumari

August 01, 2022 2:03 pm

On her birth anniversary, here is a look at the queer politics of Meena Kumari's star persona and two of her seminal performances - Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah and Guru Dutt's Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam.

Guru Dutt believed he was making 'insubstantial' cinema before Pyaasa, the film released him from 'solitary confinement'

July 10, 2022 8:57 am

On Guru Dutt's 97th birth anniversary, here's revisiting the time when Dutt felt like he had been let out of prison while making Pyaasa.

Long before The Kashmir Files, Israel fell in love with Hindi films

April 30, 2022 4:18 pm

Khinvraj Jangid writes: Filmmakers like Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt who made films promoting egalitarianism, universalism and peace were agents of India's soft power

When Guru Dutt's son said 'break of trust' destroyed actor's marriage with wife Geeta Dutt: 'She felt betrayed'

March 30, 2022 1:55 pm

Guru Dutt's son once recalled why his parents Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt's marriage disintegrated.

Ruminating on The Ivory Throne, Guru Dutt and a food walk: How Pune is returning to cultural normalcy

September 24, 2021 4:04 pm

Discover restaurants that have survived the test of time, explore the legendary Dutt’s relationships with various filmmakers and poets or attend the Lonavala International Film Festival virtually

On Guru Dutt's 96th birth anniversary: Why the Master of Gloom fascinates us even today

July 10, 2021 8:52 am

The maker of iconic Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool died when he was only 39. Though he made few films and according to many accounts, led a depressed life he continues to intrigue decades after his death.

Guru Dutt's Kaagaz Ke Phool through the eyes of a millennial: Cancel culture, foretold

July 09, 2021 10:03 am

Kaagaz Ke Phool was released during a period that many film historians call the ‘golden age of Indian cinema.’ Its plot gives a realistic picture of what the Indian film scene looked like back in the 1950s.

Bollywood Rewind | Pyaasa: Guru Dutt questions the meaning of life in this timeless classic

June 20, 2021 8:27 am

Starring Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha and Waheeda Rehman, Dutt's 1957 film Pyaasa examines the eternal question that humans have always had - 'What is the meaning of life?'.


Kagaz Ke Phool to Luck By Chance: 10 Indian films about filmmaking

July 06, 2022 1:15 pm

From Guru Dutt to Zoya Akhtar, Indian film-makers have never shied away from making sumptuous and personal odes to the circus of our film industry. Here are 10 must-see films about film-making.

Balika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee, Jiah Khan : Actors who committed suicide

April 02, 2016 7:36 am

Balika Vadhu actor Pratyusha Banerjee, Jiah Khan, Parveen Babi - Take a look at the actors who committed suicide.

SRK-Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar-Madhubala: Bollywood's golden couples onscreen

December 11, 2015 9:04 am

There are some pairings in Hindi cinema including Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar Madhubala, Hema Malini-Dharmendra, that struck a chord with audiences and stayed with them after all these years. Here’s a look at Bollywood's golden couples onscreen.

SRK, Kajol, Aishwarya: Celebs who can play 'yesteryear actors' in biopics

October 18, 2014 12:17 pm

We look at some yesteryear actors whose inspiring and controversial life can be put down to be made a movie.