Guru Dutt Stamp

Culture and Media

Our neighborhood DVD stores always have a sale on, and a staple in these sales are often films by Guru Dutt, which we have been slowly accumulating. Last week we saw Baaz (1953) the first film in which Guru Dutt directed and appeared in as a hero. While not a very good film, one can see the beginnings of what was to become the legend of Guru Dutt. I can still remember the thrill of watching Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1962) when it was rereleased in our town at the old Orient Theatre (its been turned into a shopping plaza now). Guru Dutt will be put honored by the Government of India with a stamp. Rediff has a story.