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by Guru DUTT


Pyaasa (Thirsty)

The one who is thirsty is Vijay, the protagonist played by Guru Dutt himself, at the height of his art as a director and actor: Vijay thirsts for a fair and fraternal society that would recognise humane values. He is a misunderstood poet, disillusioned by a youthful love affair, but he meets Gulabo, a golden-hearted prostitute who admires his work and supports him.

In the tradition of popular Indian cinema, the story is interspersed by song and dance – Waheeda Rahman’s unforgettable sensuality, heady melodies…! This poetic black-and-white film high in contrasts is an uncompromising picture of a world bereft of love and empathy, dreams and utopias.


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  • Scénario
    Guru Dutt, Abrar Alvi
  • Photo
    V.K. Murthy
  • Montage
    Y.G. Chawhan
  • Musique
    S.D. Burman
  • Interprétation
    Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman, Johnny Walker
  • Production
    Guru Dutt Films PVT Ltd
  • Décors
    Biren Naag
  • Distribution
    Films sans frontières :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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