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The Best Guru Dutt Movies

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List of the best Guru Dutt movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Guru Dutt's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Guru Dutt movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Guru Dutt movies will be at the top of the list. Guru Dutt has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Guru Dutt movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Guru Dutt films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Guru Dutt role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Guru Dutt performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

With films ranging from Baaz to Aar-Paar, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Guru Dutt movies?" and "What are the greatest Guru Dutt roles of all time?"
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  • Kaagaz Ke Phool
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    Kaagaz Ke Phool is a 1959 Hindi film produced and directed by Guru Dutt, who also played the lead role in the film. The film was a box office disaster in its time but was later resurrected as a world cinema cult classic in the 1980s. The film's music was composed by S. D. Burman and the lyrics were written by Kaifi Azmi, giving hits like "Waqt ne Kiya Kya Haseen Situm", sung by Geeta Dutt. In the 2002 Sight & Sound critics and directors' poll, Kaagaz Ke Phool was ranked at #160 among the greatest films of all time.
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Guru Dutt
    32 votes
  • Pyaasa
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    35 VOTES
    Pyaasa is a 1957 Indian film produced by, directed by, and starring Guru Dutt. The film tells the story of Vijay, a struggling poet trying to make his works known in post-independence India, and Gulabo, a prostitute with a heart of gold who eventually helps him get his poems published. The music was composed by S.D. Burman. With the commercial success of thrillers like Baazi, Jaal, Aar Paar and C.I.D. as well as comedies like Mr. & Mrs. '55, Guru Dutt and his studio were financially secure and established. From 1957, he could now make movies he really wanted to make, including Pyaasa. In 2002, Pyaasa was ranked at #160 on the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll of all-time greatest ...more
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Guru Dutt
    35 votes
  • Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
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    Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is a 1962 Indian Hindi film produced by Guru Dutt and directed by Abrar Alvi. It is based on a Bengali novel, Shaheb Bibi Golam by Bimal Mitra, and is a look into the tragic fall of the haveli-dom and feudalism in Bengal during the British Raj. The title of the movie and the story is a reference to the plot simultaneously exploring a platonic friendship between a beautiful, lonely wife of an aristocrat and a career-driven low-income part-time servant. The film's music is by Hemant Kumar and lyrics were by Shakeel Badayuni. The film is also noted for its brilliant cinematography by V. K. Murthy. The film stars Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman and Nazir ...more
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Abrar Alvi
    21 votes
  • Baaz
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    Baaz is a 1953 Hindi film directed by Guru Dutt. This film is Guru Dutt's first starring film, an action film packed with adventure staged mainly on a ship.
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Guru Dutt
    5 votes

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  • Mr. & Mrs. '55
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    Mr. & Mrs. '55 is a 1955 Bollywood film by director Guru Dutt. Guru Dutt stars alongside Madhubala, supported by Lalita Pawar, Johnny Walker and Jagdeep in this socially critical romantic comedy set in contemporary Bombay. The films music is by O. P. Nayyar and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Vyjayanthimala was offered the film but she refused. Later in 2011 she said this was one of the few films she regretted not doing.
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Guru Dutt
    21 votes

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  • Chaudhvin Ka Chand
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    Chaudhvin Ka Chand is a 1960 Hindi feature film directed by Mohammed Sadiq. A production of Guru Dutt, the film centers on a love triangle between Guru Dutt, Rehman and Waheeda Rehman, and features music by Ravi. Farida Jalal is a guest appearance in the film, her debut. After the disastrous box-office performance of Kaagaz Ke Phool, this was a highly commercially successful comeback film for Guru Dutt which saved Guru Dutt's production studio from ruins.
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: M. Sadiq
    15 votes