Guru Dutt: News

Guru Dutt was an Indian film actor, director, producer, writer, and choreographer who was born on July 9, 1925, in Karnataka. In 2012, CNN included him in the list of ‘Top 25 Asian Actors.’ Known as one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema, Dutt’s films were popularly known for their lyrical and artistic content and for their ability to reach out to the common man. He directed eight Hindi films in total, many of which enjoyed a cult following nationally as well as internationally. In 1942, Dutt joined Uday Shankar’s School of Dancing and Choreography. He had also worked as a telephone operator for a short period of time. In 1944, he entered the film industry, working as a choreographer in Prabhat Film Company. Dutt made his acting debut with the 1945 film ‘Lakhrani.’ In 1946, he served as the choreographer and assistant director for ‘Hum Ek Hain.’ Following this, he worked with Gyan Mukherjee in ‘Sangram,’ and Amiya Chakrabarty in ‘Girls’ School.’ Soon after this, actor Dev Anand offered Dutt to direct a film under his production house Navketan Films. In 1951, he made his directorial debut with ‘Baazi,’ which is known as the first Bombay noir. Following this, he directed films like ‘Jaal,’ ‘C.I.D.,’ ‘Baaz,’ ‘Aar Paar,’ ‘Mr. and Mrs. ‘55.,’ and ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool.’ He died on October 10, 1964, in Mumbai.

04 May 2024

Bollywood Films

Imtiaz Ali denies similarities between 'Chamkila' and 'Pyaasa'

Imtiaz Ali, the director of the recently released film Amar Singh Chamkila, has dismissed any resemblance between his film's protagonist and Guru Dutt's character in the classic movie Pyaasa.

09 Jul 2023

Bollywood Films

Guru Dutt's birth anniversary: Decoding actor-filmmaker's visual symbolism legacy

Considered one of the most brilliant auteurs of Indian cinema, actor-filmmaker-writer Guru Dutt was born on July 9, 1924.

07 Mar 2023

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut shares her Top 8 favorite films

Kangana Ranaut is known for her unapologetic opinions on the internet and the actor is the literal "Queen of the war of words."

09 Jul 2022

Dulquer Salmaan

'Chup' teaser: Dulquer Salmaan is scorned lover in psychological thriller

The teaser of psychological thriller Chup: Revenge of the Artist was unveiled on Saturday (July 9), on the occasion of legendary director-actor Guru Dutt's 97th birth anniversary.

16 Jan 2021

Bollywood

Guru Dutt's daughter sends legal notice to director Bhavna Talwar

Late legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt's daughter Neena, aka Sana Memon, has sent a legal notice to director Bhavna Talwar, who had last year announced a biopic on the maverick.

05 Apr 2018

Mumbai

Remembering Divya Bharti and other Bollywood celebs who died mysteriously

It has been 25 years since Divya Bharti reportedly fell to death from her fifth-floor apartment in Mumbai's Versova.