Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian director Guru Dutt's fifties' classic musical-drama 'Pyaasa' has been listed fifth among Time magazine's Valentine's Day list of top Romantic Movies.
For the Feb 14 day celebrating love and affection between intimate companions, 'Time.com has a list - from the songs you need to ease the pain to the movies that will sweep you up in a romance nearly as epic as your own'
Well, there is very little effort needed to introduce one of the best film makers India has ever produced. He was the poetic maestro, vulnerably emotional director, producer and actor. I would have to devote an entire chapter if I had to describe this genius. But today it’s Pyaasa’s turn.
I saw Pyaasa last night and was completely awestruck with Guru Dutt’s direction and storytelling craft as well as acting. He did it with such an ease and he made other actors to do it without an artificial or superficial things of any sorts. Vaheeda Rehman and Mala sinha as well as Rehman had given their best when it came to the EPIC movie. Well, who would doubt PYAASA made it to big critically as well as commercially.
I have no words for the music produced by Burmanda and for the voices of Geeta dutt, Rafi sahib and the legend himself, Hemantda
“JAANE WOH KAISE LOG THE JINKE PYAAR KO PYAAR MILA
HUMNE TO JAB KALIYAN MANGIN TO KAANTON KA HAAR MILA”…
It is no doubt one of the best songs sung by great Hemant Kumar. It would surely make you cry. I almost cried for Vijay’s helplessness (character played by the master) and for the lyrics..
“ BICHAD GYA HAR SATHI DE KAR PAL DO PAL KA SAATH
KISSE KO FURSAT HAI JO THAME DEWAANON KA HAATH
“HUMEIN TO APNA SAAYA AKSAAR BEZAAR MILA
HUM NE TO JAB KHUSHIYAN MANGI KAANTON KA HAAR MILA”
Well, it’s basically the story of struggling poet (played by the Master) who made it to big after his death for his poetry, his past (forgotten with great sadness) love (played by Mala Sinha( and his current liking towards a true friend, a prostitute. (played by Vaheeda Rehman).
''Pyaasa' means 'thirst'; if this film is your introduction to the glamour and heartbreak of Indian film, it'll leave you parched for more.” TIMES said while announcing top ten romantic films of all time.
THE BEST PERSONAL TRAGEDY I HAVE EVER SEEN TILL THIS DATE. I salute the Maestro, the genius and the emotional poetic director. I salute the great GURU DUTT and HIS BEST WORK PYAASA.