Retrospective of V.K Murthy


Director : Guru Dutt
Country : India
Language : Hindi,Urdu
Duration : 153 minutes
Year : 1957
Retrospective of V.K Murthy


The film portrays the highs and lows of an idealistic poet, who, scorned by society and family, helped by a prostitute who publishes his works attains the recognition he and his works deserves. However, a train accident results he is consigned to a mental asylum from where he escapes to reach a memorial service being held in his memory. Disillusioned by the hypocrisy around him, he refuses to acknowledge his true identity, and leaves with the prostitute to lead a new life.

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
– Mala Sinha
– Waheeda Rehman
– Rehman
– Johnny Walker


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


Nominee- Faro Island Film Festival 1957
(Best Film)