I’ve written a lot about Guru Dutt on this blog. Here, I write about him on my branding blog. 🙂
Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi’s Journey, as the title states, chronicles Guru Dutt’s friend and collaborator, Alvi’s decade-long association with Dutt, from the time they got acquainted with each other during the making of Dutt’s Baaz (1953) to Dutt’s unfortunately early demise at the age of 39 in 1964.
The book is by journalist-writer and long-time editor of Femina, Sathya Saran, who has written a few other books too, non-fiction as well as fiction. I had the opportunity to watch her in a session at the recent Times Litfest.
I am a huge admirer (not fan, or rather, not just fan) of Dutt, and refer to him simply by his initials, GD. (‘Admirer’ because I like him as much as a person as a filmmaker.) I have written lots about his movies and him on my writing blog, Irfinity, and also once for thREAD…
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