Kagaz Ke Phool (1959)
(Certified: Sep 10, 1959)
Suresh Sinha (Guru Dutt), who comes from a poor background, makes it big in the Bombay-based Indian film industry as a Director especially for the movie "Zordar". He meets with Veena Varma (Veena), both are attracted to each other and get married. Soon a daughter named Pramila is born. Then Suresh meets with d?butante Shanti (Waheeda Rehman) and falls head over heels in love with her and begins to promote her career. Veena, on the other hand, dislikes the film industry and does not want it to influence Pramila, as a result disagreements arise between her and Suresh, and they decide to separate, with Pramila staying on with her dad. Then things take a turn for the worse when Veena's dad, Rai Bahadur B.P. Varma (Mahesh Kaul) brings about a legal action against Suresh for custody of Pramila. The Court decides in Varma's favor and Pramila moves in with her mom and grandparents. This devastates and shatters Suresh completely, all the more when he finds out that Shanti has quit the movie industry. He loses focus, unable to concentrate on his career due to heavy alcohol drinking, which ends in his entire estate being auctioned to pay off his debts, and he becomes a homeless drunk. Shanti is compelled by a Court decision to return to acting and to comply with her contract, while Suresh tries for a comeback as an extra in a movie with lead actress being Shanti. The question remains will Suresh make a successful start as an actor, and will Shanti and he start a relationship?