Starring: Guru Dutt, Johnny Walker, Kum Kum, Mala Sinha, Mehmood
Pyaasa is the story of life and loves of unsuccessful poet who could achieve neither fame nor prosperity in his life. Vijay is a poet whose poems none of the traditional publishers accepts. They want poems on love, not on hunger.Vijay's home is miserable. His brother taunt and insult him and sell the paper on which his poems are written as waste papers to a grocer for a few annas. Meanwhile, Vijay goes to the annual function of his college to recite some poems of his. There he meets Meena the girl with whom he had a flaming romance in his college days. She is married to Mr. Ghose a publisher who offer him a job but he lose the job as the publisher suspicious of Meena's attachment to Vijay . He is desperate and depressed . A friend misleads him and gets him drunk and then takes him to the house of a dancer. There Vijay witness the tragedy of the fallen women and fell for them. In the same locality he again comes across the street walker who sensing his frustration, gives him her sympathy and encouragement. But Vijay tells her that he has made up to end his life. The streetwalker puts him to sleep but finds him missing the next morning.After a few days the newspapers announce the news of his death . After his death his poems are published and become a great success, Vijay wins posthumous fame. Vijay is dead yet he is alive. For poet like him never die.Pyaasa is the Undying Spirit of man, of the hope and fears, the frustrations and ambitions and the craving for love and friendship that is in every human heart.
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