Kaagaz Ke Phool (1984)

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Film director Suresh Sinha (played by director Guru Dutt) discovers a star in the making (Waheeda Rehman) when she returns a borrowed coat to his studio. The actor's subsequent relationship with the director ultimately destroys his career and personal life. This semi-autobiographical drama was the last film Dutt directed and India's first Cinemascope release. A flop in its day, it's now considered to be a masterpiece by Dutt's many admirers.
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Critic Reviews for Kaagaz Ke Phool

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Has remained revered as a cult favorite.

Full Review… | September 14, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Kaagaz Ke Phool

Slightly better than Pyaasa. Most of the songs are filler, but there's a couple of pretty good ones. Dutt's ego is showing again, and the self-pity is laid on incredibly thick. There's some really masterful stuff going on with camera movement and lighting. It's just a shame it isn't more consistent. The moments of brilliance are superb, but ultimately they're overshadowed by the rest of it, which is mostly dull, corny and/or predictable. And the comedy is very broad and stupid.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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