Guru Dutt’s 87th Birthday!!!
He was born Vasant Kumar Shivashankar Padukone on 9th July, 1925 but is renowned as Guru Dutt. He is also considered as India’s Orson Welles. Two of his films “Pyaasa” & “Kaagaz Ke Phool” have been included among greatest films of all time, both by “Time Magazine” & “Sight & Sound Critics’ & Directors’ Poll”.
Although, he was also an actor, choreographer & producer, he is best remembered for his art of film making; as a director. His films have been showcased at prestigious film festivals around the globe & they have managed to woo the intellectual strata of the audience along with the masses. He was truly a genius who passed away well ahead of his time.
However, his legacy lives. And his films like “Pyaasa”, “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam”, “Baazi” & Kaagaz Ke Phool” which still hold a cult status in the hearts of moviegoers are a proof of his brilliance. And it is this legacy which has raised him a notch above other contemporaries from his time.
We wish the genius a very Happy Birthday.