Geeta Dutt - Aaj Sanam Mohe - Pyaasa [1957]

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"Pyaasa" (Hindi: ; Urdu: ; English: Thirsty) is a 1957 Indian film produced and directed by Guru Dutt. The film tells the story of struggling poet, Vijay (Guru Dutt), trying to make his works known in post-independence India. Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman in her first major leading role in Hindi cinema), a prostitute with a heart of gold, eventually helps him get his poems published. The music was composed by SD Burman. With commercial success of thrillers like Baazi, Jaal, Aar Paar, CID and comedies Mr. & Mrs. '55, Guru Dutt and his studio were financially secure and established. He could now make movies he really wanted to make, including Pyaasa. In 2002, Pyaasa was ranked at #160 on the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll for all-time greatest films. In 2005, Pyaasa was rated as one of the 100 best films of all time by Time Magazine, which called it "the soulfully romantic of the lot." Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. Cast; * Guru Dutt - Vijay * Mala Sinha - Meena * Waheeda Rehman - Gulabo * Rehman - Mr. Ghosh * Johnny Walker - Abdul Sattar The film is based on a book written by author and poet Chandra Shekhar 'Prem', from Himachal Pradesh. It was partly based on his life story. He was a struggling poet in the 1950s at the time and took the book to Bollywood. He sold the story and it's rights for Rs.500, so was never given any credit for his work. He went on to publish many books in Hindi and Urdu he was ...

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