5 comments on “Farewell, Abrar Alvi

  1. How did I miss this bit of news? :-(

    That’s sad… Alvi was responsible for the screenplay/dialogue of some of my favourite films: Pyaasa, Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam, Mr and Mrs 55, Aar Paar, Professor. RIP.

  2. Yes… And from what I’ve seen and read, I wouldn’t rule out the idea that he might have at least co-directed Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam too, even if it did have Guru Dutt’s “signature” all over it.

  3. Oh, what a loss; one of the finest persons in Indian cinema.
    And you have chosen two such poignant songs.

    thanks for the post.

  4. Bawa, you’re welcome. And I’m glad you agree about the songs!

    Stella_1, yes it is sad, but I am glad that the ones leaving us now stuck around as long as they did. At least Alvi lived a fairly long life. And Waheeda is still with us and still looks great (from the last clips I saw). It’s more sad to think about the fate met by some of the other people involved in these films.

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