As I learn Yasser Usman’s guide, Guru Dutt: An Unfinished Story, I couldn’t assist pondering of how little my era is aware of of this power of nature referred to as Guru Dutt. Our mother and father’ era needed to fulfill themselves with no matter little they knew, as not a lot info was obtainable in public area these days. Guru Dutt died in 1964 , aged 39, merely 13 years after directing his first movie. There have been fewer movie magazines round within the 50s and 60s, and readership was restricted.
As we speak, info is so freely obtainable on the web that everybody has an opinion on every little thing, particularly movies. Social media influencers can write random gossip and half-baked truths with none proof, simply to get eyeballs.
I can’t consider a larger distinction than that between the world of Guru Dutt as visualized by Yasser Usman in his guide, and the world of Twitter, Instagram & Fb as we all know it as we speak, the place badly edited movies and horrible poetry are handed off as an excellent director’s early work, or an excellent lyricist’s ideas about friendship and life.