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Waheeda Rahman'Ten Years With Guru Dutt' launched
12th July 2008  09.00 IST
By Agencies  


Crossword and Penguin Books have launched 'Ten Years With Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey', a book by Sathya Saran.

Veteran radio announcer Ameen Sayani and theatre actor Dolly Thakore read out select excerpts from the book at the launch in Mumbai Wednesday.




Ameen Sayani recalled many memories of Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rahman and even Kishore Kumar .

Guru Dutt is probably the only Indian filmmaker who, within the parameters of the box office, made a personal statement with his cinema. His films stand testimony not only to his own genius but also to the creativity of his team, comprising stalwarts like cameraman V K Murthy, music director S D Burman, and writer Abrar Alvi, among others.

In 'Ten Years With Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey', Sathya Saran looks at the tumultuous yet incredibly fecund relationship between the mercurial director and his equally talented albeit unsung writer, a partnership that evolved over a decade till Guru Dutt's tragic death in 1964.

Starting his career as a driver and chaperone to Guru Dutt's producer on the sets of 'Baaz', Abrar soon caught the attention of the director with his sharp ear for and understanding of film dialogue.

With 'Aar Paar' in 1954, Abrar rewrote the rules of dialogue writing in Hindi cinema, till then marked by theatricality and artificiality. He followed it up with 'Mr and Mrs 55', 'Pyaasa' and 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' -- all veritable treatises on the art of scriptwriting before donning the director's mantle with great success in 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'.

'Ten Years with Guru Dutt' is full of anecdotes about how Abrar honed his skills by writing over 300 love letters, how an accident involving a buffalo led to the discovery of Waheeda Rahman, Guru Dutt's visit to a 'kotha' to get the ambience right for 'Pyaasa'.

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