I don't know why this makes me so happy, but I'm so happy this happened. About bloody time, I think.
Here are couple of things that are vitally important to know.
- When the Filmfare award for Best Cinematography went to Murthy for Kaagaz Ke Phool, he was actually in Greece where Guru Dutt had sent him, to learn what he could from the making of The Guns of Navarone!
- There is a long and lovely audio interview with Murthy available on the Kamla Bhatt Show website.
- There used to be a lovely interview with Murthy in PDF format at Sarai, can't seem to find it now. I'm pretty sure I have it downloaded somewhere, let me see.
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Of course, several of you will scream bloody murder. In the interest of fairness, we present this.
Determining who the better batsman is, is left as an exercise for the reader. [Hint: The relevant numbers that should help clinch the issue are marked in bold in the pictures.]
P.S.: Inspiration? This.