Versitile, experimental, and willing to go against type casting,
Sunil Dutt was a hero of substance and an actor with undefeatable survival
skills. He has been imortalized as the second central figure of Mehboob
Khan's international classic of Hindi cinema "Mother India"
 as the symbol of restless male formative energy, the rebelious
son 'Birju'. It is the role he will be most deservingly remembered.
However Sunil Dutt was also a hero who played memorable parts as a fool
in "Padosan", the rich aristocat in "Waqt", the
daicot in "Reshma Aur Shera" and the villian in "Geeta
Mera Naam". Dutt was also a producer and director who acted in
popular entertainers in order to finance his own more experimental pet
He had an acting career that spanned four decades and Dutt worked
with all of the major film makers, BR Chopra, Yash Chopra, Mehboob Khan,
and Guru Dutt to name a few.