Guru Dutt: A Tragedy in Three Acts is the poignant, multi-layered account of a troubled genius of the Hindi cinema by Arun Khopkar.
Summary of the Book
The original Marathi version of this book won the National Award for Best Book on Cinema, and is now available in English. Guru Dutt’s name is today heard along with the legends of world cinema, including Hitchcock, Mizoguchi, Ophuls, and Orson Welles among others. His innovative cinematic form was best known for deep compassion and humanism. Drawing on the three masterpieces of Guru Dutt’s life: Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, and Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam, Arun Khopkar attempts to examine the genius’s life closely. He delves into the historical context during the time of making of these films that must have moved Dutt keenly. His movies were epics in their own right with impeccable acting, music, lyrics, lighting, editing and rhythm.
About Arun Khopkar
Arun Khopkar is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. He is an award-winning Indian filmmaker and scholar.
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