12 Best Movies of Guru Dutt, the Indian Legend

Guru Dutt- the name is enough to send chills down our spine even five decades later. He is an enigma, the man was ahead of his time and who left the world a little barren of creativity with his untimely demise in 1964. The man gave who gave us Kagaaz Ke Phool and other jewels like Pyasa and Sahib Bibi aur Gulam was one of the greatest filmmakers and actors to have graced Bollywood with his ideas, his creativity, his performance and his stories. The man gave Bollywood his everything and made us what we are today. Here’s the list of top 12 films of Guru Dutt.

 

12. Bahurani (1963)

Mala Sinha as the Bahuraani helps his husband Raghu (Guru Dutt) find strength and courage within himself and face his demons and his relatives who were his greatest exploiters. Mala Sinha was fierce as Padma who wouldn’t bow down to oppression and Guru Dutt as the simpleton Raghu was exceptionally brilliant.

 

11. Bharosa (1963)

Wealth and marital prosperity cannot make you a decent human being and this what Guru Dutt’s film teaches. After the demise of his father he is raised by their care-taker who had inherited a lump sum amount of money in the name of caring for little Bansi(Guru Dutt) only to abuse his power. His own son though given the best of school and bookish education fails to measure up to the parameter of being a human. The film saw the dynamic duo of Guru Dutt and Asha Parekh set the screen ablaze.

 

10. Sanjh aur Saveera (1964)

This was a romantic comedy starring Guru Dutt alongside Meena Kumari and was associated with a grave tragic as it was the last movie the legend starred in passing away in 1964. This is the story of heartbreak where Guru Dutt plays the role of a doctor Shankar Chowdhry who marries a girl only to find out that she was an imposter who had betrayed him.

 

9. 12 o’ Clock (1958)

The movie witnessed Guru Dutt playing a lawyer who has to save his girlfriend from impending doom as she is convicted of the murder of her cousin. Waheeda Rehman played his beloved Bani Chowdhry while Guru Dutt portrayed the role of Ajay brilliantly. Like most of Guru Dutt films this movie too was graced by the soulful music of O.P. Nayyar and had Johnny Walker to provide the much needed comic relief in this thriller.

 

8. Aar Paar (1954)

This Guru Dutt starrer noir-comedy was a light-hearted movie unlike the ones of his later life which carried a weight of melancholic heroism in them. Guru Dutt plays the role of Kalu a taxi-driver who has migrated to Mumbai and wants to make something of himself before marrying either of the two women who are pursuing him.

 

7. Baaz (1953)

The world the first glimpse of the legend Guru Dutt in this action-adventure drama which was set in the 16th century and was mostly shot on a ship. The movie deal with the time the Portuguese were in trade relation with India and the subsequent betrayal of a lowly general whose lust for money blinds him and snatches his devotion towards his country from him. The movie featured Portuguese pirates and was a complete action packed drama.

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