Time lists Pyaasa as 5th in top ten romantic films

MUMBAI: Time magazine has listed Guru Dutt‘s classic Pyaasa among its Top 5 romantic films of all time.

The film, about a struggling poet and his friendship with a prostitute, is included in the magazine‘s website‘s list of top ten romantic films for ‘lovers‘ and ‘for people with broken, bitter hearts who hate all those lovers‘.

The magazine, which had rated the film as one of the 100 best films of all time in the year 2005, said that classic Hollywood died but popular Indian cinema "still attends to antique conventions of family fealty, personal integrity and, of course, all-conquering love." 

A tale of a poet whose one true friend is a prostitute, the film stars Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman and is considered as one of the great films in India cinema. A commentary on the post-Independent India, the film also depicts the tender love story between two characters marginalised by society.

Other films that feature in the top five romantic films are Son of the Sheik, Dodsworth, Camille and An Affair to Remember. French film Jules and Jim stands at number six followed by Chungking Express, Moulin Rouge, Talk to Her and Brokeback Mountain.

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