Remembering Dev Anand on his 2nd birth anniversary
If Dev Anand was alive he would be 90 today, but this actor will live a hundred years for his fans and will be always remembered by cinema lovers…
Born on September 26, 1923, Dev ‘evergreen ’Anand was a part of the Indian cinema as an actor, writer, director and producer. Click here to read more
Dev Anand, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen: Creativity knows no age
These men are so consumed by cinema that they refuse to notice that they are physically frail or that most of their contemporaries are dead
Six Hindi films released last weekend—among them Chargesheet, Dev Anand’s 113th film. The film is about the murder of a top actress. Dev Saab (I’ve never been able to call him anything else) plays a retired cop who is called in to crack the case. In the film’s print ads, he looks grim and determined, surrounded by a mysterious swirl of smoke and assorted scantily dressed women. Incredibly, our stellar sleuth turned 88 this week. But neither age, nor his alarming lack of success (his last hit was Des Pardes, 33 years ago) seems to faze him. Even before Chargesheet’s release, Anand had announced his next film—Hare Rama Hare Krishna Aaj.
Clint Eastwood, who is 81, has even more astounding speed and quality. Last week, the trailer of his new film, J Edgar, was released. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a controversial FBI director and seems to have the necessary ingredients—biopic, gravitas, old-fashioned drama and a star undergoing a physical transformation—to spell Oscar. This is Eastwood’s 32nd film as director. Click here to read more
What do Dev Anand’s kids do?
Suneil Anand and Devina are always far away from the spotlight that keeps their father
If you have very successful parents, it is next to impossible to match up to their standards. Most star kids are not able to measure up to super dad or super mom’s guts and glory. Some don’t even want to go there. Case in point – Abhishek Bachchan, Kumar Gaurav, Randhir Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Boy Mukherjee, Puru Rajkumar, Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Pratibha Sinha, Nitin Mukesh, Amit Kumar, Aditya Raj Kapoor, to name just a few. Dev Anand’s children – a son and a daughter – are no different. Click here to read more
Dev Anand and his unforgettable movies
Dev Anand left an indelible mark in our hearts through all the movies he acted in, produced and directed…
For over five decades, Dev Anand was intimately connected with the Bollywood. Be it the movies in which he acted, produced or directed. Dev Anand’s movie career panned over 110 movies, ranging from Hum Ek Hain (1946) to Chargesheet (2011). All these movies contain the imprints of this great star. Dev Anand believed in what he made, irrespective of all the opinions around him. His conviction was his strength. While we do miss his presence immensely, here are some movies that make us feel that his lively spirit is still amongst us, dropping the choicest of billet doux and hinting subtly at social messages. Click here to read more
Dev Anand passes away in London due to cardiac arrest
Evergreen star Dev Anand, one of the icons of Indian cinema, died Saturday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in London. He was 88. “His son Sunil came out of the bathroom and saw that Dev saab was not responding. He called the doctor, who said that he had a heart attack. He died at 10 in the night in London,” said Mohan Churiwala, Dev Anand’s manager. The iconic star is survived by his wife, former actor Kalpana Karthik, a son and a daughter. As soon as the news spread, a grief-stricken Bollywood offered condolences and recalled his significant contribution to cinema. While Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan said an “era has come to an end”, actor Shabana Azmi said the legend “will be missed by millions but will live on through his movies”. And live he will through his movies, as he starred in some ahead-of-its-time films like Guide. Dev Anand began his career with Hum Ek Hain in 1946. However, he got his first big break with Ziddi in 1948. The flamboyant star is also known for giving big hits like Baazi, Guide, Jewel Thief, Johnny Mera Naam, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, CID and Tere Mere Sapne. His last outing as an actor and director was Chargesheet in 2011, a dud at the box office. Dev Anand will be cremated in London next week.
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Dharam Dev Anand (September 26, 1923-December 3, 2011): The legend passes away
Actor-filmmaker Dev Anand passed away on Saturday night following a cardiac arrest in London, imprinting his footprints in the entertainment world forever…
Known for his evergreen aura, Dharam Dev Anand has perhaps being the most prolific and versatile member of the Bollywood fraternity. Treating age just like any other figure, Dev saab’s contribution to the industry will be remembered forever. Movies like Guide and Gambler have been such huge blockbusters that the actor was given sobriquets like ‘Raju guide’ and ‘the great gambler’. He was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002. The actor apparently liked to be on his own. He believed that an artiste has to isolate himself so that he can focus on his work. Sticking to his ideology, the actor preferred leading a simple life and never ruled out the possibility of falling in love again. Trudging through quite an interesting and long journey, from his first movie Hum Ek Hain (1946) to the last one Chargesheet (2011), this legend and his enthusiasm to work and live life to the fullest, will be missed. Click here to read more
The evergreen actor Dev Anand’s journey
The Chargesheet director played various roles of an actor, director and producer in his long and illustrious career of 65 years in Bollywood and that’s why he was called the evergreen actor!
Bollywood has lost another legend this year. He is the evergreen actor Dev Anand. The 88-year-old star passed away of cardiac arrest in London on Saturday night. He was feeling unwell past few weeks so had gone to the city for a health check-up. The legendary actor in his long and illustrious career span over 65 years never had a dull moment. Click here to read more
CHARGESHEET Movie Review: For Dev Anand fans only
The story and screenplay of Chargesheet are good, but that doesn’t translate onto the big screen
Chargesheet is a whodunit murder mystery from the renowned Navketan banner. Veteran actors on screen with legendary actor Dev Anand leading the list, naturally that is reason enough for anyone to go and watch the movie. Click here to read more
No James Bond for India, but Tom Cruise will visit for ‘MI4’
Cineswami talks about Hollywood’s India connection, and also Shahrukh Khan’s RA.One
Bond, James Bond. But Daniel Craig won’t be uttering those lines any time soon on Indian soil as the James Bond producers haven’t managed to reach an agreement with Indian Railways on permissions. Surely, there’s something black in the lentils as there have been protracted discussions on a part of the shoot happening in India. The Railways say that on their part everything was hunky dory and the decks were cleared for the world’s most famous secret agent to return to India for the first time since Octopussy. February would have seen a motorcycle-riding Bond, the very antithesis of Gandhian values, jump on a moving train near Sabarmati. That jump will now happen in the fallback location, South Africa.
At least Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt has no such issues. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol had a hush-hush shoot in India and also cast Anil Kapoor in it for good measure. Cruise will visit Mumbai for a fan screening of the film ahead of its world premiere in Dubai. This begs the question, if the film plays before the public in Mumbai first, shouldn’t that logically be called the world premiere? On such weighty semantic matters do the world revolve.
Meanwhile, the ubiquitous Shahrukh Khan is pulling out all the promotional stops till we have RA.One coming out of our ears. Click here to read more
Dev Anand: I’m ahead of my times
The actor says that his forthcoming film Chargesheet will appeal to the current generation
Dev Anand is very excited about his film Chargesheet, which is all set to release this Friday. The actor-director says that the film is a murder mystery and the story is in keeping with the current trend of fast-paced flicks. When asked about how he manages to continue making films even at 88, he said, “I’m ahead of my times. I better be futuristic. In today’s time’s everyone is futuristic. Click here to read more
Happy Birthday, Dev Anand!
The Guide actor turns 88 today – his enduring passion for cinema is an inspiration and motivation for the young guns in Bollywood
Born Devdutt on September 26, 1923, Dev Anand was launched as a leading man opposite Kamini Kaushal in Ziddi by Ashok Kumar. Thereafter there has been no looking back for the ‘evegreen’ debonair actor, who went on to star in over 100 movies, from 1946 till now. The never-say-stop ‘young’ man is ready with his next film, Chargesheet, which will hit the screen very soon. Click here to read more