DNA: Guru Dutt's classic 'Pyaasa' to be featured at Venice Film Fest

“Pyaasa”, a timeless Indian cult classic starring Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha has become the first film to be restored to its original quality for the upcoming Venice Film Festival to be held next month.

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Guru Dutt classic 'Pyaasa' selected for Venice Film Festival
Guru Dutt classic 'Pyaasa' selected for Venice Film Festival

The legendary Guru Dutt's immortal classic "Pyaasa" is the only Indian movie restored by an Indian company that will premiere in the competition sector of the upcoming 72nd Venice Film Festival, a top official said here on Wednesday.

Indian classic 'Pyaasa' restored for upcoming Venice Film Fest
Indian classic 'Pyaasa' restored for upcoming Venice Film Fest

In a significant moment for the Indian film industry, "Pyaasa", a timeless Indian cult classic starring Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha has become the first film to be restored to its original quality for the upcoming Venice Film Festival to be held next month.

Renowned cinematographer V K Murthy passes away

Renowned cinematographer and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee V K Murthy, who won encomiums capturing breathtaking images in Guru Dutt`s classics like `Pyaasa`, `Sahib, Bibi Aur Ghulam` and `Kagaz Ke Phool`, died here today at the age of 91 after ailing for sometime.

Classic Indian films a welcome delight at Abu Dhabi fest

Away from home, yet so near - thanks to movies. NRIs, mostly middle-aged, used the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) platform to catch up on classics like `Pyaasa` and `Garm Hava` as well as new ones like `Qissa` and `Goynar Baksho`.

Gems of Indian cinema at Abu Dhabi film fest

Movie buffs at the seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), which begins here Oct 24, will be able to enjoy classics like `Pyaasa` and `Duvidha` from Indian cinema which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Technicians` role has become minimal in cinema: V K Murthy

Legendary cinematographer V K Murthy, the man behind Guru Dutt`s timeless classics like `Pyaasa` and `Kagaz Ke Phool`, feels that the role of technicians has become less important in Indian cinema over the time.

Guru Dutt`s grand-daughter eyes his legacy, gingerly

Guru Dutt`s grand-daughter Gouri is set to foray into the world of acting.

`With `Pyaasa` West discovered auteur work in Bollywood`

A French film critic introduced `Pyaasa` to the audience at Locarno Film Fest.

On Valentine`s Day, `Pyaasa` among Time`s top romantic movies

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.

Sonam or Vidya can reprise my `Pyaasa` role: Waheeda Rehman

The veteran actress and the heroine of the 1957 classic `Pyaasa` Waheeda Rehman feels that certain films should be kept from remake.