Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicDev Anand

Topic: Dev Anand

Forget Gehraiyaan, Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman’s Guide is the OG film of complex characters

The three-hour-long film is a cocktail of romance, melodrama, brilliant music-dance sequences, and a thought-provoking story.

Taxi Driver — one of India’s first ‘cabbie films’, which sealed Dev Anand’s romantic hero image

On Dev Anand's 98th birth anniversary, ThePrint revisits a film close to his heart — a complete Anand family production, whose heroine he married.

In Hum Dono, lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi turns melodrama into a meditation on love, war & life

Starring Dev Anand in a double role, along with Sadhana and Nanda, Hum Don is film takes on the classic lookalike trope, set against the backdrop of World War 2.

Sachin Pilot & Co will be 49th breakaway from Congress. But only 16 survived on their own

Sachin Pilot should learn a few lessons from Dev Anand, while Rahul Gandhi would do well to remember Amitabh Bachchan’s exit from politics in 1987.

Filmindia, Baburao Patel’s irreverent magazine that could make or break a movie

From filmy gossip to political critique, the magazine reflected the culture of the times and created a lasting template for film journalism.

C.I.D. — when Bollywood musical met noir in signature Dev Anand style

The 1956 classic also introduced one of Hindi cinema's most loved actors – Waheeda Rehman.

Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari spoke about patriotism like no other Bollywood film

With great music on one hand, but problematic representation on the other, Dev Anand’s directorial debut is an interesting watch.

In Vijay Anand’s Tere Mere Sapne, the idealism is old hat, but intimacy is modern

Vijay Anand was more than just a director of noir thrillers, and Tere Mere Sapne shows that.

Vijay Anand, the ‘guide’ to Dev Anand who was more than just a noir filmmaker

On his 85th birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of Goldie Anand who made his most memorable films under the banner of his brother Dev Anand.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna – a deeply conservative film that gave Bollywood its ‘boldest’ actor

Dev Anand’s film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, starring Zeenat Aman, gave India both its Rakhi and hippie anthem.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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