Pyaasa
Pyaasa (1957)

Pyaasa is a story of a struggling poet, trying to make his works known in post-independence India, and a prostitute with a heart of gold who eventually helps him get his poems published. Pyaasa is produced, directed and starred by Guru… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

The final third of this 1957 Indian musical is convoluted but also moving, as dramatic compositions heighten the narrative conflict between artistic idealism and an avaricious society.

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Brandon Judell
CultureCatch

A moving mixture of Bollywood song and dance, plus Christ parable

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Masterfully manages to let us know in a meaningful way the timeless message of how cruelly the world treats its true artists.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO] "Pyaasa" set a high watermark for Guru Dutt, and left the world with a pure tour de force of Bollywood cinema.

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Stella Dallas
all i can say is this is as good if not better than any hollywood musical of the period. guru dutt was a true auteur of vision. too bad he died so young
Lanning : )
I am no expert on the history of Bollywood, but my guess is that this must be one of the original Bollywood "musicals." This really deserves a… More