yaasa

Poster designer : Shrikant
Printing : Dnyan Sagar Litho Press,
Bombay 4

 

Pyaasa

THE THIRSTY ONE

Direction Guru Dutt
Cast

Guru Dutt (Vijay), Waheeda Rehman (Gulab),
Mala Sinha (Meena),
Rehman (Mr Ghosh), Johnny Walker (Abdul Sattar)

Music / Lyrics

S.D. Burman /
Sahir Ludhianvi

Photography V.K. Murthy
Production

Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd.

Pyaasa

 

 

 

Melodrama

Regarded as Guru Dutt’s best work, Pyaasa has enthralled film lovers in India and throughout the world for 5 decades. It tells the story of Vijay, a radical poet who thirsts for love and recognition. Publishers reject him and the woman he loves abandons him and marries for status and a secure future. Vijay discovers society’s outsiders are his only friends and it is the prostitute and the masseur who ultimately save him. Guru Dutt’s own view of materialism and the darker side of peoples’ natures make this an intensely moving film. Pyaasa ranks among the best in world cinema.


• The famous Urdu Marxist poet, Sahir Ludhianvi wrote the songs and the haunting music is by S.D. Burman.

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