DVD - 2004 | Hindi
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Story of Vijay, a struggling poet, who tries to make his radical poems known in his quest for wealth and comforts in post-independence India and Gulabo, a local prostitute who reads Vijay's works and uses some influence to get his works published.
Publisher: Mumbai : Ultra Video, 2004.
Branch Call Number: PYAAS
Characteristics: 1 videodis (ca. 140 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Gurudatta 1925-1964


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Dec 18, 2016

ah, now we're talking -- this was my first foray into "classic" Bollywood, and a great start on the luminaries of the past. A quiet drama of values, balanced with some character comedy -- well, there's no simple summary of PYAASA that's going to convey its qualities. Just put this up there with the best of classic Hollywood, because this is the stuff movies are made to be.

Nov 15, 2015

Glad I stayed with this outstanding 1957 Hindi film which is included in many international best movies of all time lists (I agree).

What a great musical with many terrific songs, romance - and ending.

Mar 10, 2015

A poet's life shown in poetic way. He is thrown to thrash when alive and stashed to throne after he is believed dead. Impeccable songs, ever alluring philosophy of life and living makes this movie a classic. It has lots of melodrama but dealt with taste. Especially the song Guru Dutt sings in brothel is a whip on the society and politics.

'Pyasa' - Poetic!

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