Retrospective of V.K Murthy

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Director : Abrar Alvi
Country : India
Language : Hindi, Urdu
Duration : 152 minutes
Year : 1962
Retrospective of V.K Murthy


Based on Bimal Mitra’s, 1933 Bengali novel Saheb Bibi Golam (1953), the film follows a wife’s valiant efforts to keep her wayward husband given to drinks and watching prostitute’s performances, at their palatial mansion, by herself taking to drinking to please and win him over. She too becomes addicted eventually leading both of them into bankruptcy and eventual doom.

Abrar Alvi


Abrar Alvi (1 July 1927 – 18 November 2009) was an Indian film writer, director and actor. Most of his notable work was done in the 1950s and 1960s with Guru Dutt. He wrote some of the most respected works of Indian cinema, including Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Kaagaz Ke Phool and Pyaasa, which have an avid following the world over. Pyaasa is included in the All-Time 100 Movies by Time magazine, as chosen by critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel


– Meena Kumari
– Guru Dutt
– Rehman
– Waheeda Rehman


– Director: Abrar Alvi
– Producer: Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd.
– Editor: Y. G. Chawhan
– Screenplay: Abrar Alvi, Bimal Mitra
– Cinematography: V. K. Murthy
– Music: Hemant Kumar


Winner-National Film Awards, India 1963
(Best Feature Film in Hindi)
Winner-Bengal Film Journalists’ Award 1963
(Best Actor (Hindi))
winner-Filmfare Awards 1963
(Best Film,Best Director,
Best Cinematography – Black and White)