Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) 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.
For the Feb 14 day celebrating love and affection between intimate companions, ‘Time.com has a list – from the songs you need to ease the pain to the movies that will sweep you up in a romance nearly as epic as your own’
In picking up ‘Pyaasa’, the Time asked: ‘Where did classic Hollywood go when it died?’
And itself answered: ‘To India, where the nation’s pop cinema (Bollywood to you) still attends to antique conventions of family fealty, personal integrity and, of course, all-conquering love.’
‘In this achingly lush tale of a poet whose one true friend is a prostitute, director-star Guru Dutt creates a musical drama as shimmering and ethereal as the poet’s verses, as sultry and earthy as Waheeda Rehman, the 20-year-old actress who became Guru Dutt’s mistress and muse,’ Time said.
”Pyaasa’ means ‘thirst’; if this film is your introduction to the glamour and heartbreak of Indian film, it’ll leave you parched for more,’ it said.
Here are the top ten Romantic Movies:
* Son of the Sheik (1926)
* Dodsworth (1936)
* Camille (1936)
* An Affair to Remember (1957)
* Pyaasa (1957)
* Jules and Jim (1962)
* Chungking Express
* Moulin Rouge (2001)
* Talk to Her (2002)
* Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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