Author: Guru Dutt
Director/Composer/Na: Guru Dutt/S. D. Burman
Publisher: Moser Baer
ISBN/UPC (if available): DHIF1617S
The film tells in flashback the story of Suresh Sinha (Guru Dutt) a famous film director. His marriage to Bina (Veena) is on the rocks because her wealthy family sees Filmmaking as a job lacking in social status. He is also denied access to his daughter Pammi (Naaz) who is sent to a private boarding school. On a rainy night, Sinha meets a woman Shanti (Waheeda Rehman) and gives her his coat.
She comes to the film studio to return the coat and disrupts the shooting walking in front of the camera. Seeing the rushes Sinha is sure that she is a star in the making and she is cast as Paro in Devdas. Shanti becomes a star and she and Suresh, two lonely people, come together. They are spoken about in gossip columns and even Pammi’s friends make life miserable for her.
She pleads with Shanti to leave Sinha’s life and Shanti withdraws becoming a school-teacher in a small village. Her withdrawal leads to a decline in Sinha’s fortunes and he finds himself down and out. Shanti is forced to return to films since she has a contract with the studio but cannot help him, as he is too far-gone. Finally, Sinha remembering his glorious past dies in the empty film studio in the director s chair, a lonely and forgotten man.
List of Tracks:
Dekhi jamane ki yari, Bichade sabhi bari bari...
Sun sun vo chali hawa, Jhuk jhuk kan main kuch...
Waqt ne kiya kya hasi sitam, Tum rahe na tum ham....
Ulte sidhe dav lagaye, Has has ke feka pasa....
O peter o brother heri o bhalla o mistre beri....
Ek do tin char aur panch, cha aur sat....
“WINNER OF 2 FILMFARE AWARDS”
Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Baby Naaz, Johny Walker,
Pratima Devi, Mehmood.
Director: Guru Dutt
Music Director: S. D. Burman
Producer: Guru Dutt Films
Color: Black and White