Author Nasreen Munni Kabir’s book The Dialogue of Pyaasa on Guru Dutt’s 1957 classic Pyaasa was released recently. The book is available in Hindi, Urdu and English.
The black and white film Pyaasa directed by Guru Dutt, considered his best film, stars Guru Dutt as a poet thirsting for love, recognition and fulfilment, Waheeda Rahman as Gulabo and Johnny Walker as Abdul Sattar.
The book contains the script, dialogues and screenplay written by Abrar Alvi and lyrics of Sahir Ludhianvi. The book has a number of photographs and extensive commentary.
The songs composed by S.D. Burman – Jaane kya tune kahi, Hum Aap ki ankhon mein, Jaane woh kaise log the jinke, Jinhe naaz hai Hind and Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye – are popular even today.
Pyaasa has been remade in Telugu as Malle Puvvu starring Shobhan Babu.