- Actors: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Baby Nazz, Johny Walker, Mahesh Kaul
- Directors: Guru Dutt
- Writers: Abrar Alvi
- Producers: Guru Dutt
- Format: Black & White, PAL
- Language: Hindi
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Tip Top Video
- DVD Release Date: 18 Feb. 2008
- Run Time: 131 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000V79RJC
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,471 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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As he lies on his deathbed, famous filmmaker Suresh (Guru Dutt) recalls the major moments in his life. Particularly, he recalls the moment he cast a young unknown girl Shanti (Waheeda Rehman) in one of his most successful movies. Shanti becomes a great star, and rumours circulate about her relationship with Suresh, but when she hears of the director's daughter's sincere hope for a reunion between her parents, she withdraws from the limelight and goes to become a teacher in a small village school. Suresh is devastated by her departure, begins drinking, and his career inevitably goes into decline. Some years later he is given a chance to direct again, but only if the film stars Shanti....
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"In the 20th century, Indian cinema, along with the Hollywood and Chinese film industries, became a global enterprise. At the end of 2010 it was reported that in terms of annual film output, India ranks first, followed by Hollywood and China. Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion (Rs 93 billion) in 2011. This is projected to rise to $3 billion (Rs 150 billion) in 2016"
Go to buy "Coffret Guru Dutt - Une légende de Bollywood" by Carlottafilms if you can read French subtitles to watch beautiful & perfect restoration of
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam & Pyaasa
The lead actor Guru Dutt is the anti-hero and the end scene is shocking because in real life Dutt had everything people want - success, money, love. He also directed the movie and was in love with the lead actress. But he felt, maybe like Brando, that all of this was pointless, or without reward for him.
Dutt's life mimicked his art and he died aged 40 years, in the same way many others would die, alcohol and sleeping pills, possibly suicide.
Men dont cry watching films but this one made a waterfall down my face.
Watch on cold, wind-and-rain-swept nights. Beautiful.
Guru Dutt made 5 great classics with waheeda Rehman ,they are both superbly gifted natural talents and this is a sensitive and harrowing, almost autobiographical account of the love affair between the movie mogul and the beautiful leading lady he discovers and than moulds into a screen diva much to the social disapproval of the elitist establishment who shun both him and his artistic projects .
It is a poetic ,lyrical account of a desperate ,discontent man in a doomed relationship and Guru Dutt has given the movie a dark pessimistic look with the help of some ingeniously original monochrome cinematography and some wistful poetry that is set in the background to the haunting images of a melancholic demise on screen of the life and loves of a man lost in time and caught in a whirlpool of doomed circumstances .
It is an acclaimed classic for serious cineastes and also a realistic and stylish portait of the real life affair between Dutt-Rehman and was too bitter a pill to be swallowed at the time of initial release but has now attained a 'cult status '.
The music is fascinating with great songs by Asha bhosle and M.Rafi,which add to the timeless eternity of the tragic loss of love being discussed and the technical aspects of the 'movie within a movie 'are extremely fascinating as you are almost looking at two parallel universes simultaneously in the same social milieu,and it is convincing too as this movie is extremely well crafted and was well ahead of it's times , but is still a genuine classic on an the "dream factory" that is the movie world and an elaborate and literate discussion of the subtle class distinctions within a social paradox where the elite Indian society shunned people associated with cinema and arts as rebels and social outcasts and to some extent that holds true for contemporary era as much as the time this was created .
I would advise buyers to look into the possibility of choosing other editions because of this one's poor quality transfer.
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