Retrospective of V.K Murthy

Kaagaz Ke Phool

Director : Guru Dutt
Country : India
Language : Hindi
Duration : 148 minutes
Year : 1959
Retrospective of V.K Murthy


Narrated in flashback, the film revolves round a famous film director who, following the desertion of his wife with their daughter, when he falls for the heroine of his film, turns a depressive maniac turning an alcoholic, before driving himself to death, as his career hits a nadir.

Guru Dutt


Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer, actor, choreographer, and writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of Indian cinema.

Dutt was lauded for his artistry, notably his usage of close-up shots, lighting, and depictions of melancholia. He directed a total of eight Hindi films, several of which have gained a cult following internationally. This includes Pyaasa (1957), which made its way onto Time magazine’s 100 Greatest Movies list, as well as Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), all of which are frequently listed among the greatest films in Hindi cinema. He was included among CNN’s “Top 25 Asian Actors” in 2012.


– Guru Dutt
– Waheeda Rehman
– Kumari Naaz
– Mehmood
– Johnny Walker


– Director: Guru Dutt
– Producer: Guru Dutt Films
– Editor: Y. G. Chawhan
– Screenplay: Abrar Alvi
– Cinematography: V. K. Murthy
– Music: S. D. Burman


Filmfare Awards 1960
(Best Cinematographer & Best Art Director)