The Songs of Pyaasa - A Narrative within a Narrative




Guru Dutt, Bollywood, Pyaasa, narrative, Golden Age of Hindi Cinema


This article analyses how the songs of Pyaasa,1957 including musical and cinematic elements not only contribute to further the film’s narrative but also stands apart weaving its own narrative and themes relevant to current Indian politics and society. Five songs from Pyaasa are used to examine the objective of research. Each song including its lyrics and picturization is explored to understand the ways in which the song promoted the overall narrative of the film. Further, the songs are juxtaposed to the current Indian political and civilizational climate to highlight its relevance.


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How to Cite

Murthy, S. S. (2023). The Songs of Pyaasa - A Narrative within a Narrative. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 11(1), 60–88.