From Pyaasa to Kaagaz Ke Phool, a look at Guru Dutt's directorial classics on his 93rd birth anniversary

FP Staff

Jul,09 2018 12:14 04 IST

1/5 A still from Pyaasa (1957), a film that chronicles the life of a struggling poet trying to make his work known in a post-Independence India. YouTube screengrab.

A still from Pyaasa (1957), a film that chronicles the life of a struggling poet trying to make his work known in a post-Independence India. YouTube screengrab.

2/5 Kaagaz Ke Phool, the last film directed by Guru Dutt about a failing movie director, bombed at the box office upon its release in 1959. But, it is now regarded as one of the cult classics of Indian cinema. YouTube screengrab.

Kaagaz Ke Phool, the last film directed by Guru Dutt about a failing movie director, bombed at the box office upon its release in 1959. But, it is now regarded as one of the cult classics of Indian cinema. YouTube screengrab.

3/5 A still from Mr and Mrs. '55, a socially critical comedy film set in the then contemporary Bombay. YouTube screengrab.

A still from Mr and Mrs. '55, a socially critical comedy film set in the then contemporary Bombay. YouTube screengrab.

4/5 The 1951 Guru Dutt film Baazi, based on the Hollywood film Gilda, was produced by Dev Anand's production house Navketan Film and it also starred Anand in the lead role. YouTube screengrab.

The 1951 Guru Dutt film Baazi, based on the Hollywood film Gilda, was produced by Dev Anand's production house Navketan Film and it also starred Anand in the lead role. YouTube screengrab.

5/5 The poster of Aar Paar (1954), a noir-comedy film that featured  Dutt along with Johnny Walker, Shyama, Shakeela, Jagdeep and Jagdish Sethi. YouTube screengrab

The poster of Aar Paar (1954), a noir-comedy film that featured  Dutt along with Johnny Walker, Shyama, Shakeela, Jagdeep and Jagdish Sethi. YouTube screengrab