Abrar Alvi

  • Birthday: 01. July 1927
  • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Awards: 10th National Film Awards (1962): President's Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Hindi – Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Won – Filmfare Best Director Award for: Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)


Abrar Alvi (Hindi: अबरार अलवी; Urdu: ابرار علوی‎; 1927 – 18 November 2009) was an Indian film writer, director and actor. Most of his notable works are from the 1950s, 1960s done with Guru Dutt. He wrote some of the most respected works of Indian cinema, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Kaagaz Ke Phool, and Pyaasa which have an avid following world over. Pyaasa is included in the All-Time 100 Movies by Time magazine, as chosen by Times movie critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel.