Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: The Original Screenplay
Hindi Bollywood Film Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam original screenplay. Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam released in 1962 is a Musical Drama written and directed by Abrar Alvi.
Key Features Screenplays are a new genre of publication Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of the films Rare photographs from the film Extended analysis and commentary on the film maker's wisdom Free Film DVD About the Book: Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Half a century after its release, the cinematic appeal of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) has not only endured but continues to grow. Central to its fame perhaps is the tour de force performance from Hindi cinema's foremost tragedienne, Meena Kumari, in the award-winning role of Chhoti Bahu, a woman defiantly struggling against a life of material privilege but personal desolation. Directed by the renowned writer, Abrar Alvi, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, adapted from Bimal Mitra's eponymous Bengali novel, Shaheb Bibi Golam, intrepidly explores the layered relationship that develops between Chhoti Bahu, a neglected, cloistered housewife, and Bhootnath, her male confidante, against the backdrop of late 19th-century feudal Calcutta. The film addresses complex interpersonal relationships with a wealth of subtlety and grace and throws light upon the exigencies of life for those under the yoke of the zamindari system in British India. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: The Original Screenplay seeks to archive the screenplay of this seminal film. It also explores the behind-the-scenes processes of creative filmmaking through interviews with the film's cast and crew and incorporates analytical essays from authors Dinesh Raheja and Jitendra Kothari that bring into focus Guru Dutt's preoccupation with the themes of loss, longing and platonic friendships, and delineate his enduring fascination for bygone eras. About the Authors: Dinesh Raheja, Jitendra Kothari Dinesh Raheja has been writing on cinema for over 25 years.