Guru DUTT (Guru Dutt Films), Sushilkumar AGRAWAL (ULTRA MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE LIMITED)
One of the Top 100 Classics of the World, the film has been restored at Ultra Studio & Digital Lab. The restored version premiered at 72 Venice Labiennale.
Pyaasa is the beautiful lament of Vijay (Guru Dutt), an unemployed young man who after being disowned by his brothers, sets out to carve a niche for himself as a poet in society. However, his hopes are crushed when rejections come his way, one after another. A jilted lover, Vijay is despondent when he comes across Gulabo (Waheeda Rehman), who seems to be the only pillar of support in his life. Throughout the movie, Vijay expresses shock and despair at the world so harsh, where people are blinded by avarice. Even his friends and family change colors like a chameleon when it comes to fulfilling their own desires. Overcome by grief, Vijay immerses himself into inebriety. Pyaasa is a well thought out story of an anguished man, seeking love and respect.