wiki:Gulzar Sampooran Singh

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Gulzar, Sampooran Singh (b. 1936)

Mainstream Hindi-Urdu director and writer born in Deena, Jhelum Dist. (now Pakistan). Started as a poet associated with the PWA?; became Bimal Roy’s lyricist (Mora gora ang lai in Bandini, 1963), then his full-time assistant. Wrote scripts and lyrics for several film-makers (Hrishikesh Mukherjee, [[Asit Sen]], Basu Chatterjee, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Kumar Shahani? etc). First film: Mere Apne,? a remake of Tapan Sinha’s Apanjan (1968). Though himself an Urdu writer, claims strong influence of Bengali literature. Made one film based on a Saratchandra Chattopadhyay novel (Khushboo) and two on Samaresh Basu’s writing (Kitaab, Namkeen). Finished [[S. Sukhdev]]’s last film Shaira, a documentary on Meena Kumari. He describes his cinema as a ‘ study of human beings ... interesting human relationships in different aspects, different situations’ (Vasudev and Lenglet, 1983). Has published three anthologies of poetry (Janam, Ek Boond Chand, Kuch Aur Nazme) and several books for children including verse tales from the Panchtantra in Hindi. Writes his own scripts and prolific dialogue writer as well as lyricist (e.g. Ashirwad, 1968; Khamoshi, 1969; Safar, 1970; Gharonda and Khatta Meetha, both 1977; Masoom, 1982).

FILMOGRAPHY: 1971: Mere Apne; 1972: Koshish; Parichay; 1973: Achanak; 1975: Khushboo; Mausam; Aandhi; 1977: Kinara; Kitaab; 1979: Meera; 1980: Shaira; 1981: Angoor; 1982: Namkeen; 1984: Suniye/Aika? (Sh); 1985: Ek Akar (Doc); 1987: Ijaazat; 1988: Mirza Ghalib (TV); Libaas; 1990: Lekin ...; Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Doc); 1992: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (Doc).

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