Throughout my analysis for the e book Guru Dutt An Unfinished Story, numerous accounts of Guru Dutt’s colleagues, shut buddies and his relations steered that regardless of being on the peak of his success, Guru Dutt’s fixed chorus was, “Mujhe lagta hai mai paagal ho jaoonga (I feel I’ll go loopy!)”
As a biographer, I used to be curious to know what was the turbulence in Guru Dutt’s life and cinema? Why was Guru Dutt continually stressed and lonely? Why would he run away from Bombay in search of escape from his tortured frame of mind. And eventually, regardless of creating these masterpieces inside a span of simply 10 years, why did he finish his life on the younger age of 39?
Just a few folks near Guru Dutt blame his turbulent relationship with Geeta and the a lot talked about relationship with Waheeda Rehman? It is usually stated that he may by no means get better from the enormous failure of his magnum opus Kaagaz Ke Phool. I learnt concerning the tales of his disturbed childhood and later his dependence on alcohol and sleeping capsules. However was there a single motive that left him so heartbroken that he tried suicide many occasions?
It was shocking that Geeta Dutt, a star in her personal proper was not a vital character in all of the earlier accounts on Guru Dutt. Why was her model denied in virtually all of the write-ups about Guru Dutt?
Lastly, by way of Guru Dutt’s sister Lalitha Lajmi’s the story of Guru and Geeta Dutt unravelled within the e book. Lalitha Lajmi informed me, “Guru Dutt and Geeta had been deeply in love. However there was one main battle of their relationship. Guru had promised that Geeta would proceed singing even after their marriage. However now he needed her to sing solely within the movies produced by Guru Dutt. He needed Geeta to maintain the household, the massive home that they had constructed. With each profitable movie Guru achieved fame whereas Geeta felt that she has been denied her share of fame.”
About Waheeda Rehman, Lalitha stated, ‘Waheeda and Guru Dutt had virtually parted (in 1961). She used to ask us each generally for dinner and my brother knew she was pleasant with me. l heard Guru Dutt went with a bouquet of flowers to her house and the doorways weren’t opened to him. Maybe it was after this incident l had visited him and for the primary time he informed me to not keep up a correspondence along with her any extra.’
However she additionally added, “I don’t suppose he dedicated suicide over both of the 2 ladies. Professionally, Waheeda and Guru Dutt had moved away a lot earlier than he handed away.”
Then what else was happening in Guru Dutt’s life that he had twice tried to kill himself. He survived each makes an attempt however was lastly gone on 10th Oct 1964, he was gone at 39.
Lalitha Lajmi says, “For years I had goals of Guru Dutt mendacity on his mattress together with his eyes half open and an unfinished e book. I attempt to wake him up. I say, ‘rise up! rise up! your admirers are ready under the balcony!’ I maintain his face. He seems like he’s in a deep sleep. I maintain ready for him to rise up however he’s lifeless.”
I attempt to piece collectively the tales of Guru Dutt’s life and occasions in my e book Guru Dutt An Unfinished Story. It’s the story of Guru Dutt the genius filmmaker who remained an outsider within the movie trade. It’s the story of Guru Dutt, the particular person, a lonely, tortured soul and additionally it is the story of the Hindi Movie trade of the 1950s and 60s.