Bollywood Films That Must Be Seen By Western Audiences

Pyaasa (1957)

Pyaasa tells the story of one man and his search for compassion in a cynical Indian society. ‘Pyaasa’ translates roughly to ‘thirst’ and follows the life of Vijay, an unpublished poet disregarded by his own friends and family.

After incorrectly assume that he has died, his work suddenly becomes popular and he is mourned around the country. The real Vijay is then called an imposter when he tries to convince the world he’s actually still alive. It was filmed in the 1960s – considered the golden age of Indian cinema after its independence from England.

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