Pyaasa
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Unemployed Vijay is the youngest in his family consisting of his widowed mom, and two brothers. His passion is poetry - frowned upon by his brothers - who want him to find gainful employment instead. Vijay's poems are quite radical in which he laments about the poor, the destitute, and the arrogance of the rich after the departure of the British from India. His efforts to get them published are in vain. He takes to drinking, gets in trouble with the law, is disowned by his brothers, ends up at a brothel and befriends a prostitute named Gulabo. Gulabo is sympathetic, listens to him as he… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Masterfully manages to let us know in a meaningful way the timeless message of how cruelly the world treats its true artists."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[VIDEO] "Pyaasa" set a high watermark for Guru Dutt, and left the world with a pure tour de force of Bollywood cinema."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A moving mixture of Bollywood song and dance, plus Christ parable"
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
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