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 pours his heart out, and decides to assist Vijay. Watch what happens when Gulabo approaches some of her affluent clientèle to assist Vijay and try and get his work published, without revealing that they are written by an alcoholic, disheveled, homeless man. (imdb)

Original Title Pyaasa
German Title Pyaasa
French Title Assoiffé - The Thirsty One
Other Titles Pyaasa - Sete eterna
Directed by Guru Dutt
Country India
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Guru Dutt, Abrar Alvi
Film Editing Y.G. Chawhan
Soundtrack Sachin Dev Burman
Cinematography V.K. Murthy
Décors Biren Nag
Costumes Bhanu Athaiya
Production Guru Dutt
Runtime 146 Min.
Language Hindi/d/f
Mala Sinha Meena
Guru Dutt Vijay
Waheeda Rehman Gulabo
Rehman Mr. Ghosh
Johnny Walker Abdul Sattar
Kumkum Juhi
Leela Mishra Leela Misra, Mutter/Mère

«Ce film lyrique, au sublime noir et blanc tout en con-trastes, est un tableau sans complaisance d’un monde dénué d’amour et d’empathie, sans rêve ni utopie.»
Festival des 3continents

«Pyaasa ist Guru Dutts Meisterwerk als Regisseur und einer der seltenen Fälle eines kommerziellen indischen Films mit durchgehend individueller Prägung.» Filmmuseum Wien


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