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R.I.P Dev Anand

04 Dec

My ten favourite Dev jodis

I got the news at fellow blogger Madhu’s site about Dev Anand’s sad demise. I just couldn’t believe it. The tag of ever-green hero suited him so well, that one thought that he was immortal. Just two days back, I wrote at Greta’s blog that Dev’s films from the 50s and 60s hardly let one down.
Dev was a good actor dominating the film industry for three decades. He had his own school of natural acting which endeared him to the masses as well as the critics. He remained for most part true to his genre of a slick urban hero, but he was versatile as far as the different fields of film production was concerned. He was producer, director, actor and once even a singer!


Dev, I think, must have had the most number of female co-stars in the history of the Hindi film industry. He acted with many new faces but also with established actresses. And he looked good with everyone of them. Here is to Dev and his female co-stars

Suraiya

Song: laayi khushi ki duniya hasti hui jawaani
Film: Vidya [1948]; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anjum Pilibhiti; Singers: Suraiya & Mukesh
Dev Suraiya
Vidya was the first film in which Dev and Suraiya came together and during its shooting they fell in love. They both look so sweet cooing to each other here. How sweet love can be! But just like in the films, this love met with opposition from her grandmother. The rumour mills say that her grandmother made her swear with the Koran on her (Suraiya’s) head that she wouldn’t meet Dev again and made her throw the ring given to her by Dev in the sea.

Madhubala
Song: accha ji me hari chalo man jawo naa
Film: Kala Pani [1958]; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh; Singers: Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi
Dev Madhubala Kala Paani
Their first film was Nirala [1950]. I don’t know how Nirala faired, but I think the film, which is famous for their pairing for most of us, is Kala Paani. Few days back Madhu was talking about how this song is for her one of the best picturised romantic song. I agree with her. Not only the picturisation but also the mischief and roothna-manana in it. AND Madhubala looks so divinely gorgeous here!

Kalpana Karthik
Song: aajaa pancchi akela hai
Film: Nau Do Gyarah [1957]; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh; Singers: Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi
Dev Kalpana Nau Do Gyarah
Baazi [1951] brought him together with his future wife Kalpana Karthik, who acted till they got married only in his films. Kalpana Karthik was, I think the simple girl, to whom he could go for solace after being rejected by the super star Suraiya. Even in their films together she never tried to overshadow him. Nau Do Gyarah was their last film together.

Geeta Bali
Song: de bhi chuke ham dil nazrana dil kaa
Film: Jaal [1952]; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Sahir; Singers: Kishore Kumar & Geeta Dutt
Dev Geeta Jaal
If Baazi brought together Dev and Kalpana Karthik, it was also the first pairing of Dev and Geeta Bali. It was his friend Guru Dutt’s first film as director. Guru Dutt’s second film as director was Jaal, which again starred the Dev and Geeta together. Geeta matched Dev with his energy and vivaciousness and thus made a good pair together.

Waheeda Rehman
Song: saanj dhali dil ki lagi thak chali pukar ke
Film: Kala Bazar [1960]; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Shailendra; Singers: Manna Dey & Asha Bhosle
Dev Waheeda Kala Bazaar
It was Guru Dutt’s film CID (this time as producer), which brought together Dev and Waheeda Rehman, who would become Guru Dutt’s lover in the coming years. Dev and Waheeda made a fabulous pair. Dev chose her to be his heroine in his debut as director in Prem Pujari.

Nutan
Song: dil ka bhanwar kare pukar
Film: Tere Ghar Ke Samne [1963]; Lyrics: Hasrat; MD: S. D. Burman; Singer: Mohd. Rafi
Dev Nutan Tere Ghar Ke Samne
Nutan and Dev’s first film together was Baarish [1957], where Chitalkar gave the playback to Dev. Tere Ghar ke Saamne was their last film together. Dev and Nutan made the ideal urban pair, modern, open and liberal.

Mala Sinha
Song: tasveer teri dil me jis din se utari hai
Film: Maya [1961]; MD: Salil Choudhury; Singers: Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi
Dev Mala Maya
Dev and Mala featured together in only two films, their first being Love Marriage in 1959. From their pictures in my mind, they don’t fit together at all, but they do! They not only look good together, but also have a certain chemistry.

Sadhana
Song: abhi na jaao chhod kar
Film: Hum Dono [1962]; MD: Jaidev; Lyrics: Sahir; Singers: Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi
Dev Sadhana Hum Dono
Dev and Sadhana also appeared together only in two films, Asli Naqli and Hum Dono both in the year 1962. Two films don’t make a trend but whenI think of Dev’s heroines, she still features quite high up. It must be her ethereal beauty which leads me to think of her.

Hema Malini
Song: neend churake raaton me tumne baaton baaton me
Film: Shareef Badmash [1973]; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singers: Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar
Dev Hema Shareef Badmash
Came the 70s, Dev changed not only his hairstyles and heroines but also the music director. In the 70s, S. D. Burman’s son Rahul Dev Burman became the house music director of Dev Anand’s films. In the early 70s Hema could do nothing wrong, her films were all hits. Banking on this Dev started a new phase of his career, in the days when the two other heroes of the dominating triumvirate of the 50s and 60s went into retirement.

Zeenat Aman
Song: ruk jaana ruk jaana humse do baatein karte chali jana
Film Warrant [1975]; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Kishore Kumar
Dev Zeenat Warrant
Zeenat Aman was discovered by O. P. Ralhan, but Dev’s Hare Ram Hare Krishna and particularly the title song shot her into stardom. Zeenat didn’t have a single muscle fibre for acting, but she had screen presence and lots of sex appeal. When she was on the screen, one forgot that she was supposed to act. This saved lots of Dev Anand’s mid-70s film from being financial disasters. And although he looked old enough to be her father, the audiences at that time seemed to have forgiven him for that.

Thank you Dev, for giving us so many nice films!
Adieu, dear prince of smiles! Death is not the end, it is just a passage to…

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61 responses to “R.I.P Dev Anand

  1. Ava Suri

    December 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Harvey, My heart feels so heavy. I was reminded just recently of how scrumptious Dev was when I read Greta’s post on Mahal. Dev Anand looked very good with all his heroines. Even the younger younger ones. I guess it is because he was so charming. He acted with Sharmila Tagore in Yeh Gulistan Hamara.

    (gori gori gaon ki gori re: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDv8tLnZSpc)

    Look, they look good too!

    He was such a charmer.

     
    • harveypam

      December 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      You are right, it seems he made a good pairing with nearly every heroine he was with. Talking about Sharmila, I wonder why nobody paired them before and after Yeh Gulistan Hamara. Okay, after is easily explained, since the film was a huge flop, but why not before?

      The song is so sweet, it is so romantic and so simple! I just love it!
      Thanks for that!

       
  2. Samir

    December 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Once again we interact via “Ruk Jaana O Jaana Humse Do Baatein”, but this time on a much more solemn occasion. I was one of those responsible for the financial successes of Dev’s 70’s films, I remember watching almost all of them — Yeh Gulistan Hamara (Thanks Ava for that song with Sharmila), Banarasi Babu, Shareef Badmash, Chhupa Rustam, Heera Panna, Joshila, Amir Garb, Warrant, Jaaneman, Bullet, Des Pardes The 70’s decade began with Johnny Mera Naam, and I think in the long run it was probably more influential than Aradhana. JMN never fails to entertain, and by a curious coincidence I was watching it again, when my mother called me from Bombay to share the news of his demise. And Hare Rama Hare Krishna was one of those truly defining cult movies, that only an unconventional person like Dev Anand could have made.
    For me as an NRI/OCI, Dev Anand has always blazed the trail abroad, and has symbolized the best of India.In Tehran, watching several Iranians enjoying Dev & Jewel Thief, and copying his style, is something I will never forget. One of my best vacation outings has been is to drive through a Swiss Alpine pass, Grimsel Pass, the song “Phoolon Ke Rang Se” was filmed there. This area is one of the closest approximations to the lunar landscape on earth, and is quite unlike anything else shown about Switzerland in Hindi Movies.
    A friend of mine has similar experiences to recount about Des Pardes & England, he says this movie created quite a sensation. And so perhaps it is befitting that Dev’s end happened in place that he elaborated upon to the rest of us.

     
    • harveypam

      December 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Ruk jaana o jaana is a wonderful song isn’t it? I love how Pancham has imitated the noise made by the exhaust (?) of the roller in the music and which continues into the lyrics with ruk and ahead to rukhsana! I remember to have admired Dev’s sportly actions in the song and not getting hurt or even spoiling his shirt in the process. The reason for this admiration was the painful memory of my mum, pulling my ears again, for tearing my shirt while playing outside.
      But I never had the opportunity to see all the above mentioned films except Johnny Mera Naam, which I enjoyed a lot. I saw Hare Rama Hare Krishna, but I can’t remember much of it except for its songs! Prem Pujari disappointed me when I saw it but the foreign locales made me sit enthralled in front of the TV set.
      I should try and go to Grimel Pass one day! Iranians sing ‘bol radha bol’ when I tell them that I am from India, but I didn’t know about their craze for Jewel Thief!
      *sigh* Dev, Dev Anand!

       
  3. Ava Suri

    December 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Samir, I was a teenager in the 70s and saw many of Dev’s later films. Yeh Gulistan Hamara, Ishq Ishq Ishq, Shareef Badmash, Heera Panna, and even…. Prem Shastra. I think I even saw Jaaneman and Bullet, but my memory fails me. In those days he wore a red shirt with orange pants in most films, so it is hard to tell them apart. The heroine was unfailingly Zeenat. I never got to see Des Pardes and Man Pasand. My Dev Anand gadi stopped there. I was trying to look up the lovely song ‘ Jab tum chale jaoge to yaad bahut aaoge’ from Bullet on youtube without luck 😦

    God.. I am going to miss Dev Anand. He was one of a kind.

     
    • harveypam

      December 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Oh the 70s! We were a family, which rarely went to the cinema. So in the 70s I was getting my weekly dose of bollywood only through the Sunday evening film on DD and the Chhaya Geet on Thursday, where sometimes songs from contemporary cinema were shown. And on such Thursday evening, I remember seeing aap kahe aur hum naa aaye from Des Pardes. I can remember my brother and his friend talking in whispers about Tina Munim. The first Dev Anand film, which I watched in the cinema is Man Pasand. Other than my sister and my cousin, there were only three other people in the theatre. But I still enjoyed the film, but I just didn’t understand the ending.
      Yes, He was unique!

       
      • Samir

        December 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        @ Ava
        I missed Prem Shastra & Darling Darling, but can you beat Sahib Bahadur & Kalaabaaz.
        At least Sahib Bahadur has a decent song with Priya Rajvansh.
        (raahi tha main awaara – Sahib Bahadur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YFf3y-vrB0)
        Thanks for the Bullet songs, and LOL at the ensuing discussion.
        @Harvey
        No one understood Man Pasand, Dev Anand as Henry Higgins has to be the greatest miscasts of all time. Love Marriage was one film that had just 3 of us friends & probably 4 others, I saw it right across from Dev Anand’s home, Chandan Juhu.
        Anyway, Man Pasand had a few good songs.
        (logon ka dil agar jeetna tumko hai to – Man Pasand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m1qUa8Nwvg)

        Hey Harvey, did you know that Ava’s mom worked in Tere Ghar Ke Samne with Dev Anand ?
        (dil ki manzil hai kaisi ye manzil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5r8DoVMiAc)

         
        • harveypam

          December 6, 2011 at 11:08 pm

          What? Really? Ava’s mother in Tere Ghar Ke Saamne? Where? Tell me more! Or is it a joke which my tubelight brain didn’t understand? Tell, tell, tell!

          As for Man Pasand: I quite liked him in the role of Prof. Higgins. The professor is a person, who is so much in love with himself (and the Colonel) that he doesn’t notice that Eliza is in love with him. Well, who else but Dev could have played that role. As far as I remember Higgins’ role was very much softened up in Man Pasand, by cutting his mother’s role in it. His mother summarizes his character very well in her dialogues.
          Mrs. Higgins: What? You’re a pretty pair of babies, playing with your live doll.

          Isn’t Sahib Bahadur based on some novel? Russian?
          Sahib Bahadur has this other song, which I like a lot
          (mushkil hai jeena bedardon ki duniya me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6y5k6GJOM4)

          As for Kalabaaz, I heard this name today for the first time! Circus and trapeze artists! Wow!
          Here is a song from it. Nice to see Flora Fountain before it got painted white.
          (Are Roothe Hain To Maan Jaayenge – Kalabaaz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmzjRCqxS9s)

           
          • Samir

            December 8, 2011 at 4:10 am

            No it is not a joke, it is for real, but I will let Ava elaborate. We have two star-kids in our midst, Ava & Shilpi.
            LOL @ that Kalaabaaz song, another movie I paid money to see in a theatre; just wondering if I could get a refund.

             
            • harvey

              December 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

              Oh really! I will ask her. That is a nice surprise.
              As for Kalabaaz, just listening to the songs has convinced that you deserve a refund!

               
            • Ava Suri

              December 9, 2011 at 4:01 am

              You did not know Harvey? Didn’t you read the comments on Madhu’s blog when Edwina put up her guest posts? My mum did a couple of movies only. This one in Tere Ghar ke Samne and a short scene in Kaise Kahoon.

               
              • harveypam

                December 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

                *looking sheepishly*
                Apparently I didn’t read the comment. Now that is embarrassing! Kaun hai, kahan hai? Kuchh to batavo ji!

                 
  4. Ava Suri

    December 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Oh here it is. Harv- Dev looks good with Parveen Babi.

    (tum chale jaoge to yaad bahut aaoge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l58KMfeM6A&feature=related)

     
    • harveypam

      December 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      That is a really beautiful song. Parveen Babi looks gorgeous like she always did! A wonderful actress.
      I knew this song, but I had never watched the video till end. Usually I just let the song play on you tube and change the window/tab. And thus I didn’t notice that one sees him here dancing! A very rare thing for him. The only other song, where I have seen him dance is a song with him, Padmini and Ragini in Amardeep. Unfortunately I can’t find the video right now.
      I love the more famous song from Bullet, chori chori chupke chupke. This is one of the rare songs, which I find where the picturisation fits the song
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZQKigjPL8o)

       
      • Ava Suri

        December 5, 2011 at 2:29 am

        I loved this song too, and had forgotten it entirely. Thanks for posting it. I like the picturisation too. A drug addled Komal and Dev seeing things. Haha.

         
        • harveypam

          December 5, 2011 at 10:57 am

          The LSD-trip looks fabulous. So colourful AND very enticing!

           
          • Ava Suri

            December 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

            πŸ˜€ like πŸ˜€

             
            • harveypam

              December 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

              Ava! *shocked* πŸ˜€

               
            • Ava Suri

              December 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

              Shocked? Aajkal ke bachche.. Can’t allow us a bit of fun?

               
              • harveypam

                December 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm

                πŸ˜€

                okaaaaaaay! but only a little bit! πŸ˜‰

                 
  5. Lalitha

    December 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    This has been a year of loss for Bollywood fans of movies from the 50’s and the 60’s, first it was Shammi Kapoor and now, Dev Anand. I still remember my uncle introducing me to Dev Anand by showing me how he used to do that puff, and my uncle retained that puff through his 30’s and 40’s. We used to tease him for being a DA wannabe, and my mother and grandmother would be so proud of their brother and son looking like a film star.
    Every song of his in the movies of the 50’s and the 60’s was a hit, at least to me. I recently went on a buying spree and bought Tere Ghar ke Saamne and Hum Dono, and I watched Hum Dono last Christmas with my cousin and her family, and my husband was teasing me for swooning all over DA in the song, Main zindagi ka saath nibhaata chalaa gaya …, but honestly, can you blame me? I mean, he looks so young here, just the right match for Sadhana, even though he was probably nearing 40 at the time.

    (main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sagi0o-d7XU)

    So hard to believe he is no more. RIP, Devji!

     
    • harveypam

      December 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Dev’s puff! Wasn’t that beautiful? In my teenage years, when I had more hair on my head, I also tried to do a similar type of puff, but it was no match to Dev’s. I didn’t have your uncle, who could have introduced me to it and give me maybe a make-your-own-puff manual.

      I don’t blame you for swooning over Dev. He looks good enough to eat.

       
    • ASHOK M VAISHNAV

      December 6, 2011 at 6:24 am

      Acting in a double role, where he does not ‘act’ as his wont, and still has indelible Dev Stamp was the great challenge that Dev Anand overcame successfully in this film. Even Dilip Kumar had to resort to two diametrically opposing characters in his Ram Aur Shyam roles.

      He was so typically Dev Anand in Guide and still rendered a great theatrical performance.

       
      • harvey

        December 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

        You have expressed Dev’s acting in Hum Dono quite precisely there. It was such an easy, non-chalant acting! So Dev!

        Guide was good, though one hardly expected such role from him. It was so different from the roles, which he had done till then!

         
  6. Anu Warrier

    December 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Harvey, it’s still so hard to believe; he was so full of life! Well, with him and Shammi Kapoor up there, the heavens won’t be quite the same again!

     
    • harveypam

      December 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Don’t forget, he/they will be coming back. On the other hand, I’m not so sad because he looked very weak and tired, the last time he appeared before the media. One can be just grateful to him for providing us good entertainment!

       
  7. harveypam

    December 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I was in a hurry when I posted the article today at noon. Only after I came back home in the evening that I realised the chaos in the post. Now I have put it in order, at least I think so, if you find anything wrong do please report! πŸ™‚

     
  8. Anu Warrier

    December 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Harvey, some more heroines, some more songs:
    Yaad kiya dil ne kahan ho tum from Patita. Heroine: Usha Kiron
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YY2pZa22Io)

    Aayi jhoomti bahaar from Insaaniyat. Heroine: Bina Rai
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcWYEFjrPnM)

    Dil ki umangein hai jawan from Munimji. Heroine: Nalini Jaywant.
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5rRt2jt5Aw)

    Jiya ho, jiya ho jiya kuch bol do from Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai. Heroine: Asha Parekh.
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_71sfTyy7c)

     
    • harveypam

      December 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

      Dev and Nalini were wonderful together in Munimji. A pity that they didn’t do more films. Of course she was in Kala Pani as well, but she was sort of his father’s mistress or something, wasn’t she?
      Jeevan ke safar me rahi always reminds me of tumsa nahin dekha

      Bina Rai and Dev, this is one pairing, which I find hard to swallow. Pata nahinkyu kuchh ajeeb sa lagta hai!
      And Dev with mouche! Who had this dumb idea?

      Usha Kiron and Dev did another film together as well, Dushman. My mother tells us still proudly that she went to the same school as Usha Kiron. πŸ™‚
      (Dushman(1957)-Aji Loot Liya Dil Ko Bahaane Karke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-geFQNOFR28)

      Asha Parekh and Dev were good together as well.They came together in Mahal some 8 years afterwards.

       
      • harvey

        December 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm

        I just discovered that Nalini Jaywant and Dev Anand also starred in Rahi [1953]. Here is a bad quality video with equally bad audio of a song from that film.
        (ek pal ruk jaana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgJ2rhoDpQs)

         
  9. Anu Warrier

    December 5, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Harvey, one more, because it has one of my favourite actresses? Kaanchire kaanchire from Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Heroine: Mumtaz
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Jl4p82lsw)

     
    • harveypam

      December 5, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Kanchi re, kanchi re is so much fun! Poor Mumtaz was poora sidelined by Zeenat in the film. She even broke a union rule of not signing certain amount of roles to be in this film.
      I like the way they throw the wool around.

      I also liked their pairing in Tere Mere Sapne. Mumtaz was very angry for not getting the Best Actress trophy for that film. It had fabulous songs like,
      jaise radha ne mala japi
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg1hRZgA_bg)

      ae maine kasam li
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntxR5JxWWE)

      and jeevan ki bagiya mehkegi, when they are expecting a baby
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_wGnkdbf8w)

      These songs also highlight Dev’s long-lasting and loyal jodi with S. D. Burman

       
  10. dustedoff

    December 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    That’s an unusual tribute, harvey – and a beautiful (literally!) one. I admit I stopped liking Dev Anand sometime in the 70s (I’m talking about the films he made in the 70s and after, not when I actually watched those films, which was much later). Somehow that loud clothing and that attempt to pass for a youth when he was well past that age didn’t quite sit right with me.

    But, oh, Dev Anand in the 50s and 60s. Just thinking about him (and scrolling through your list and watching those songs all over again…) so much sheer male pulchritude.

    A couple of other actresses with whom I thought he formed a good pairing:

    Suchitra Sen – very nice in Bombai ka Babu, not bad in Sarhad either:

    (deewana mastana hua dil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf7PBnFrH5A)

    And Shakila, though they acted together in only CID as far as I know:

    (aankhon hi aanknon mein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–sA1FZ7slY)

    I was thinking of Asha Parekh, too, but I see Anu’s already listed her.

     
    • harveypam

      December 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Same with me, Madhu! Sometimes in the 70s, his films started to bore me, although I liked his Johnny Mera Naam and even Joshilay. But all the same he looked good for his age and also his films had different themes and they were not run-of-the-mill products. But somehow I think, he was hampered in the execution of these hatke topics. Otherwise nobody dared to take up topics like that of god men (Swami-Dada), cricket (Awwal Number), to name few.
      Yeah, he was good-looking! Looking at him, one had a feeling of being taken away to a different, care-free world!

      Suchitra Sen and he looked good together in Bombai ka Babu. And the songs were awesome!
      The song Deewana mastana is my personal favourite and the sun filtering through the deodar trees, it does make one deewana mastana!
      I hardly know anything about Sarhad. Will have to look up the songs on You Tube.

      Shakila was a beautiful actress and her good, urban, western looks made her a good foil for Dev.

       
    • harvey

      December 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm

      It seems Shakila and Dev shared screen space in Armaan [1953]. Madhubala starred in it as well. Maybe she played the vamp like in Aar-Paar, which was release the year after.

      (Jaadu Bhari Ye Fizayen – Armaan (1953): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKwUw1B3dGY)

       
  11. dustedoff

    December 5, 2011 at 8:46 am

    By the way, I came across this article in the newspaper today, about what some of his co-stars have to say about him:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Nomadic-Dev-Anand-was-always-mine-Wife/articleshow/10981047.cms

     
    • harveypam

      December 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Tahnk you for the article, Madhu!
      It made a fascinating reading. Was interesting to see, that they also asked his heroines about him.

      Saira Banu “hugging me in romantic interludes with true dignity”
      I wonder what the other heroes were upto?

       
      • dustedoff

        December 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

        I wonder what the other heroes were upto?

        I shudder to think!

         
  12. ASHOK M VAISHNAV

    December 6, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I would certainly like to wish that every one can maintain enthusiasm and creativity that he could sustain for such a l o n g innings.

     
    • harvey

      December 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Yeah, one wishes oneself so much energy to tackle things in life. Not much, a quarter would be fine!

       
  13. dustedoff

    December 6, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Did anybody mention Vyjyantimala? In Jewel Thief:

    (aasman ke neeche ham aaj apne peeche: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjl2YFf1pwM)

    And, though Zeenat Aman is the one who spends more time with Dev Anand’s character in Heera Panna, it is her older sister, played by Raakhee, who is his first love:

    (bahut door mujhe chale jaana hai bahut nazdik mujhe aana hai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_rjAglZ8I0)

     
    • harvey

      December 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

      No, Madhu, nobody had mentioned Vyjyanthimala as yet. She was on my list. It was her or Mala Sinha or Tina Munim. I opted for Mala. I think Dedv and Vyjyanthimala acted in two more films: Duniya (1968) and Amar Deep (1958).
      One song from Duniya (1968)
      (Jawan Tum Ho Jawan Hum Hain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prP8b_OWEIU&feature=related)

      Rakhee also did at least 3 films with him, but her roles were always curiously limited to the first half or quarter of the movie. Joshila (1973), Heera Panna (1973) and Lootmaar (1980). She was always bumped out in the first half.
      Poor Raakhee. There is this duet in Joshila, which I like a lot.
      (kuchh bhi kar lo ek din tumko meri hona hoga: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjamx6FvwAA&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE9414FBD91397E6D)

       
      • Samir

        December 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        You missed out on Banarasi Babu, Dev in a double role & two heroines, and all the reds-oranges-yellows.
        One is Raakhee, and she does NOT DIE HERE.
        (pere peeche ek ladki pagli si: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYXuPnOXepQ&feature=related)

        & the other is Yogita Bali
        (AAP YAHAAN SE JAANE KA KYA LOGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Qr2L0qtRo&feature=fvst)

        OK, I must be the only internet-age person who knew this πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

         
        • harvey

          December 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

          Banarasi Babu! Wow, I had heard about the film, but I thought it must be with Hema. I didn’t know that Dev had a double role in it. This is after Hum Dono, his second double role, no?
          Rakhee looks lovely in this. Glad to know that Raakhee is allowed to live in this.
          Poor Yogita, she seems to get thrown out of men’s rooms quite often.
          (hai bichua das gayo re – Jheel Ke Us Paar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFOIW0Lkv2c)

           
  14. Richard S.

    December 6, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Nice post. As I was saying at my blog, this is certainly a major loss.

    Here’s the song that had Dev dancing in Amar Deep:
    (Is Jahaan Ka Pyaar Bhi Jhoothha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44mxBG2NORA)

    But I think this one better shows how strangely delightful it was to see Dev co-starring with Padmini:
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzolpFtBOqQ)

    Of course, another woman whom Dev co-starred with who hasn’t been shown here yet is Rehana:
    (Dilruba(1950)-Hamne Khaayi Hai Mohabbat Mein Jawaani ki Kasam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs9z_6_uel8)

     
  15. harvey

    December 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Dear Richard! I knew you would come with Padmini and Rehana! One can rely on you to deliver goods! Thank you!
    And such nice songs as well. I like mere man ka banwara panchhi a lot.

    Rehana acted with many actors, who became famous afterwards (Dev, Raj), but she herself sank into oblivion. Totally ununderstandable. Did she act with Dilip Kumar in any film?

    Thank you for the Amar Deep song. So Amar Deep stars with Dev all the three major south indian leading actresses of the time: Vyjayanthimala, Padmini and Ragini! Wow!

     
  16. bollyviewer

    December 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

    How about Dev and Meena Kumari? They looked so good together in Tamasha and Kinare Kinare. Here’s one from the latter: Maya ka aanchal jale . They both look so deliciously young and beautiful. And here is one from Tamasha : Bhool sake na hum.

     
    • harveypam

      December 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

      I was hoping that somebody would mention this jodi. Thank you bollyviewer!
      The tragedy queen and the joyful hero, don’t seem to fit well, but they look delightfully wonderful in the beginning of the song maya ka aanchal jale till the wet blanket of beggars come singing about the impermanence of things in this mayavic world. The father-daughter team are in dire need of a strategic counsellor for their business. I mean who will give them alms, if they go turning people off. *shaking head with disapproval*
      In bhool sake na hum kabhi both look so young and tender. Though I knew Kinare Kinare, Tamasha was totally new for me.
      I tried to search for a duet where they get to run around trees but no luck. A tragic couple indeed!
      But I found this song from Tamasha which brings together the jodi of Dev-Kishore on screen.
      And quite funny it is! Even Meena gets to smile in it.
      (khali pili kahe ko akkha din: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajZnmM-YJNc)

       
  17. Shilpi Bose

    December 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Endlich bin ich hier und moechtest du wissen welches Lied gefaillt mir? Okay I will quit the Deutsch and save time ( need to think a lot about the grammar while writing in German) since your post is about Devanand’s songs with his heroines here is one which I like very much— you do not see the heroine— I just love this one from Gambler.
    mera man tera pyaasa

     
  18. harvey

    December 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    After reading the word Gambler, I thought you would post dil aaj shayar hai.
    I love this song: mera man pyaasa, it is so tender and sweet. So typical S D Burman!
    Love the way the words go jab se maine dekha tujhe dil nahin raha (short pause) meraa
    It is so heart warming! Thanks for this!
    Dev with Nargis’ niece Zaheeda. She was in Prem Pujari as well, no?
    Her biggest contribution to Hindi cinema is surely Zeenat Aman!

    BTW, your Deutsch ist vorzΓΌglich!

     
  19. pacifist

    December 12, 2011 at 12:50 am

    A novel way of getting things together about Dev Anand.
    Sad as it is the best way to remember him by is to remember his songs. They were so good!!

    The pairing with Nimmi in Aandhiyan 1952 has this song. Though they don’t sing. It’s a pretty lilting song.
    (Dhak Dhak Dhak Jiya Kare Dhak – Sazaa 1951: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSHcJTzQFQU)

     
    • harveypam

      December 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Dev and Nimmi is an unusual pair, no? I somehow always liked Nimmi! I know she gets on one’s nerves at times, but …
      Although I knew of their pairing in the films, I had never listened to a song with both of them, thanks pacifist. Sorry for replying so late, I somehow overlooked this comment! Sorry!

       
  20. Fan of Dev Anand

    December 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Why do we forget

    Dev Anand and Saira Bano in Pyar Mohabbat

    (aap naraz khuda khair kare: http://youtu.be/JfpWznRG90M)

     
    • harveypam

      December 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Dev and Saira look good together.
      Saira had good words to say about Dev and his chivalry. Dustedoff has given a link above to this article.
      Nice to see a fellow fan of Dev!

       
  21. coolone160

    March 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Waheeda and Sadhana are the two female co-stars with whom Dev had a great chemistry onscreen.Here is a song from “BAAT EK RAAT KI” (1962)

     
    • harveypam

      March 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      na tum hame jaano is one of my favourite songs, coolone!
      Baat Ek Raat Ki had wonderful songs in it!
      Wasn’t he paired with Waheeda the most after Zeenat?

       
      • coolone160

        March 4, 2013 at 7:50 am

        Yes,indeed the best out of all of them was “Guide”……….

         
        • harveypam

          March 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

          Guide is one of the best things that happened to Hindi cinema

           

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