A film maker who painted each frame in his mind with the touch of perfection and then carved it out effortlessly in each scene of his film is Guru Dutt.
Guru Dutt was not only a brilliant film director but also a successful producer and incredible actor. His films like Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand are counted among the classic films in the Indian Film Industry. He was the first man in India to shoot in Cinemascope, and his famous ‘beam shot’ in the Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam sequence from Kaagaz Ke Phool is considered a classic moment in celluloid history.9th July, 2011 is the 86th birth anniversary of the legendary actor and film maker. On the occasion, Shemaroo Entertainment plans to release a Collectors DVD Pack of the documentary “In Search of Guru Dutt” directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir. Nasreen is an India-born television producer based in the UK, best known for producing an annual season of Indian films for the British terrestrial television channel – Channel 4. She has also recently published 3 well received coffee table books called “In Search of Lata Mangeshkar”; “A. R. Rahman : The Spirit of Music” and “ The Dialogue of Pyaasa”.
“In Search of Guru Dutt” is a moving and haunting 85 minute film that has been greatly appreciated by audiences around the world. Presented through evocative film excerpts and insightful comments by colleagues and near ones like Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Abrar Alvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaifi Azmi, Johny Walker, Shyam Benegal, Atmaram, Kalpana Lajmi and many more, this fine documentary paints a fine and thoughtful portrait of an exceptional director of Indian cinema.