SOTD : Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam – Kaagaz Ke Phool

  1. aryan 12 years ago

    Great song amazing lyrics.

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    sputnik 10 years ago

    Ace cinematographer V. K. Murthy passes away

    Considered as the doyen of cinematography, Murthy was the the first cinematographer to be chosen for the prestigious Phalke award

    Doyen of cinematography and Dada Saheb Phalke award recipient V.K. Murthy (91) passed away in Bangalore at his residence on Monday.

    He was a regular cameraman of legendary director Guru Dutt. He contributed some of the most notable images in starkly contrasted black and white to celluloid world. International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) conferred him its annual award in 2005, for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

    He was the first cinematographer to be chosen for the prestigious Phalke award. He was best remembered for his lighting techniques.

    His “beam shot” in the ‘Wakqt ne kiya Kya Sitam’ sequence from ‘Pyasa’ is considered as a classic in celluloid history. Inspired by a light boy who was reflecting the lift with a mirror, he got that parallel beam using a pair of ordinary mirrors. This won him FilmFare Best Cinematographer award in 1959.

    Mr. Murthy had also worked with stalwarts like Kamal Amrohi on his masterpieces like ‘Pakeeazha’ and ‘Razia Sultan’.

    Post Guru Dutt, Mr. Murthy could not offer any master works like many of Guru Dutt’s contemporaries. He had also worked with directors like Pramod Chakraborthy, Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalaini. He was the principle cinematographer for ‘Bharat Ek Khok’, a tele-serial produced by Shyam Benegal for Doordarshan.

    Born on November 26, 1923, Mr. Murthy did his Diploma in Cinematography in Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic, Bangalore in the first batch (1943-46). He was the cinematographer for the country’s first cinemascope movie ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’.

    Mr. Murthy worked for ‘Hoovu Hannu’, a classic in Kannada cinema, directed by Rajendra Singh Babu. He created some of the significant shots in the black and white era. While in London for training on colour films, Mr. Murthy had worked with the crew of ‘The Guns of Navarone’.


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