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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 Dutt.


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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

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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 Criterion restoration as an historically significant film in its genre. I was very disappointed that the musical numbers had no captions, but it is a good story, well acted, and should be restored with a healthy dose of TLC.

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