MUMBAI: To commemorate the 86th birth anniversary of
film maker actor Guru Dutt, Shemaroo Entertainment has
released a collectors DVD pack of Nasreen Munni Kabirs
documentary In Search of Guru Dutt'.
the collectors DVD pack, Shemaroo Entertainment
Director Hiren Gada said, In search of Guru Dutt
is a fine documentary film that captures the essence
of Guru Dutts personal life, his contribution
to the industry and the different phases of his career.
This film is made with a lot of passion and we are sure
that it will evoke a feeling of admiration and nostalgia
Search of Guru Dutt is a moving and haunting 85-minute
film.Presented through evocative film excerpts and insightful
comments by colleagues and near ones like Dev Anand,
Waheeda Rehman, Abrar Alvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kaifi
Azmi, Johny Walker, Shyam Benegal, Atmaram, Kalpana
Lajmi among others, the collectors pack also has
a book along with the DVD which has few of the most
rare photos of Guru Dutt and his close ones.
about her documentary Kabir said, This is perhaps
one of the first long documentaries on an Indian film
personality and I feel most fortunate to have recorded
the many fine minds of Indian Cinema, many of whom have
now passed away and whose contribution will always remain
a vital part of the Indian film history.
known for producing an annual season of Indian films
for the British terrestrial television channel (Channel
4), Kabir also recently published three well received
coffee table books called In Search of Lata Mangeshkar;
A. R. Rahman : The Spirit of Music and The Dialogue
is said that Kabir made this documentary film 20 years
ago. This was the first comprehensive documentary film
made about Guru Dutt on his work and continues to remain
one of the best sources of information on Dutts
films, his technique and work.
the occasion Dutts son Arun Dutt averred, When
I saw In Search of Guru Dutt for the first time, I was
truly impressed by the portrayal of my fathers
films, the interviews with the family and his co-workers,
and the way in which Nasreen had visualised it.