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Abrar Alvi

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Abrar Alvi Hindi: अबरार अलवी; Urdu: ابرار علوی‬‎; 1927 – 18 November 2009 was an Indian film writer, director and actor Most of his notable work was done in the 1950s and 1960s with Guru Dutt He wrote some of the most respected works of Indian cinema; Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Kaagaz Ke Phool and Pyaasa, which have an avid following the world over Pyaasa is included in the All-Time 100 Movies by Time, as chosen by Time movie critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel


  • 1 Works
  • 2 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam controversy
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 Death
  • 5 Select filmography
    • 51 Writer
    • 52 Actor
    • 53 Director
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 Further reading
  • 9 External links


An integral part of the Guru Dutt team, he is noted for writing such films as Aar-Paar, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Pyaasa and Mr & Mrs '55 In a chance meeting with Guru Dutt on sets of Baaz in 1953, Guru Dutt was having problems with a scene in the movie and Abrar suggested his opinion Guru Dutt was so impressed that he invited Abrar to write Aar-Paar, after which Abrar became an integral part of the Guru Dutt team Many of the movies he worked on for Guru Dutt have since become classics, not only in India, but the world over He also directed the box office hit Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam He last appeared on a poignant three-part documentary on Guru Dutt, reminiscing on his work and days with the Guru Dutt team The documentary was produced by Channel 4 and is included in the extra features section of Kaagaz Ke Phool and Chaudhvin ka Chand DVDs as well After his association with Guru Dutt and due to controversy regarding who actually directed Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, he was unable to give any notable directorial work Abrar, however, continued to pen screenplay and dialogue for several movies, some of these were hits, such as Professor, Prince etc

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam controversy

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam was important for Guru Dutt Following the box-office disaster of Kaagaz Ke Phool, he lost almost 17 million on the movie Guru Dutt needed a success to put him back on the map The film went on to become a major box office success of the year The film also won the President's Silver Medal and the 'Film of the Year' Award from the Bengal Film Journalist Association The film was also screened at the Berlin Film Festival in June 1963 and was India's official entry to the Oscars that year

The controversy about who actually directed Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam has increased over the years Since the film is characteristic of Guru Dutt's feel and style, it is difficult to think that he did not direct the film However, Guru Dutt never denied Abrar Alvi's role in the film, nor did he make any counter-claims when Alvi won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for the film Abrar Alvi has stated that Guru Dutt did direct the songs in the film, but not the film in its entirety The editor of the film YG Chawan however, says that for the film, it was Abrar who sat with him To quote him: Abrar worked so hard on that film but he never got any credit People say it was produced by Guru Dutt so it had to be Guru Dutt's film


  • 10th National Film Awards 1962: President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
  • Won – Filmfare Best Director Award for: Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam 1962


Abrar Alvi died due to a stomach complication on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 in Mumbai He was 82 years old

Select filmography


  1. Guddu 1995 dialogue screenplay
  2. Kasam Suhaag Ki 1989 dialogue
  3. Patthar Dil 1985 dialogue screenplay
  4. Khuda Kasam 1981 dialogue screenplay
  5. Biwi-O-Biwi: The Fun-Film 1981 dialogue
  6. Hamare Tumhare 1979 dialogue screenplay
  7. Sabse Bada Rupaiya 1976 dialogues screenplay
  8. Bairaag 1976 dialogue
  9. Laila Majnu 1976 dialogue
  10. Manoranjan 1974 written by
  11. Saathi 1968 dialogue
  12. Sunghursh 1968 dialogue
  13. Chhotisi Mulaqat 1967 dialogue
  14. Suraj 1966 dialogue
  15. Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi 1966 written by
  16. Professor 1962 dialogue screenplay
  17. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam 1962 dialogue
  18. Chaudhvin Ka Chand 1960
  19. Kaagaz Ke Phool 1959 dialogue screenplay
  20. Pyaasa 1957 dialogue
  21. Mr & Mrs '55 1955 dialogue
  22. Aar-Paar 1954 dialogue


  1. Laila Majnu 1976 Guest Appearance
  2. 12 O'Clock 1958 Police Inspector


  1. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam 1962

Darar Serial Screenplay

See also

  • Category:Screenplays by Abrar Alvi


  1. ^ "ALL-TIME 100 Movies" Time 12 February 2005 Archived from the original on 22 August 2011 Retrieved 22 May 2011 
  2. ^ Raheja, Dinesh March 2002 "Guru Dutt: The man who couldn't digest failure" Rediffcom Retrieved 3 July 2012 
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ "10th National Film Awards" International Film Festival of India Retrieved 9 September 2011 
  5. ^ Another pillar has fallen Archived 25 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine

Further reading

  • Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's journey, by Sathya Saran 2008, Penguin, ISBN 0-670-08221-X

External links

  • Abrar Alvi on IMDb
  • A newsreport on Sathya Saran's book Ten Years With Guru Dutt

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