Renowned cinematographer and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee V K Murthy, who won encomiums capturing breathtaking images in Guru Dutt`s classics like `Pyaasa`, `Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam` and `Kagaz Ke Phool`, died here today at the age of 91 after ailing for sometime.
Away from home, yet so near - thanks to movies. NRIs, mostly middle-aged, used the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) platform to catch up on classics like `Pyaasa` and `Garm Hava` as well as new ones like `Qissa` and `Goynar Baksho`.
Movie buffs at the seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), which begins here Oct 24, will be able to enjoy classics like `Pyaasa` and `Duvidha` from Indian cinema which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Legendary cinematographer V K Murthy, the man behind Guru Dutt`s timeless classics like `Pyaasa` and `Kagaz Ke Phool`, feels that the role of technicians has become less important in Indian cinema over the time.