The short film Darr was released in 1993. It was screened in 13th Busan International Film Festival. The film won the Special Jury Prize at 17th Sarajevo International Film Festival. The film won the following awards at the International Film Festival of India: Gold Prize for the best New Director in "BEST OF FILMS OF 1993" category; Silver Prize for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Juhi Chawla) and "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Javed Jaffrey) categories; and Golden Star for Best Screenplay. The film won six other awards at the Indian Film Festival of Brisbane.
The director of Darr is Mani Gopal Manchanda whose 96-minute film A Wednesday won the Golden Peacock in 1989. His other films include Himalay Ki God Mein and Villain. The writer of Darr, Nishikant Kamat, was the screenwriter of the cult classics, Andaz Apna Apna and Chupke Chupke. The music director was Viju Shah.
The film Darr (adapted from the short story "Darr") was remade in Hindi with Sunny Deol as Rahul (named in the origial as Rohan) in 1995, starring Juhi Chawla as Kiran. Cheran was the director of this remake. The film was not commercially successful.
Datta is a unique poem, which alludes to topics, emotions and states of mind of all human beings. Life is " shwetatva, " yet the one, true God is " asmartha (Ishwar). Datta is an offering to the Lord on the occasion of Agni Pournima in the month of Margashirsha Tishra (July-August).
Dattatreya is a remarkable book by Pandit Dattatreya explaining various states of mind, emotions and attributes of man. The book, written in Marathi, was published in 1969. Each section of the book has a song which helps in the easy understanding of the context. The songs are rendered by Pandit Pankaj Chaurasia. Apart from the knowledge of Dattatreya, the songs also impart a glimpse of the Pandit's versatile music style. d2c66b5586