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Dev Anand, The Star who became the Sun

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Paramvir Sawhney
dev anand
by Paramvir Sawhney on Dec 09, 2011 03:37 PM

A thing of beauty is joy forever.

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Ramesh Joshi
Dev saab
by Ramesh Joshi on Dec 06, 2011 11:49 AM

He was exceedingly charismatic and it was no surprise that he had great fan following for his exploits on celluloid during 50s,60s and 70s.Above all, even today he is a model for senior citizens and super senior citizens in respect of enjoying life to the fullest.

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pradeep agarwal
Such handsome man are not produced anymore
by pradeep agarwal on Dec 06, 2011 11:45 AM

He was a rare breed that has been taken out of production line by God.he entertained India like no one else & also won the heart of 3 generations.You will live in heart of Indians forever.

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palanki narayana
R.K.Narayan's Guide and Dev Anand's Guide
by palanki narayana on Dec 06, 2011 11:33 AM  | Hide replies

Dev Anand met R.K.Narayan in Mysore and offered him a blank cheque for film rights of "Guide".(said "The sky is the limit").An embarrassed Narayan waved away the offer,postponing the decision of naming his fee.As production costs mounted,the sky was lowered,until "I could poke a hole in the sky with my umbrella"(Autobiography of Narayan).
Anand took many liberties with the simple story written by Narayan.The simple backdrop of Malgudi was replaced by extravagant sets.In the original story,Rosie is a frustrated dancer,neglected by her scholar husband who was totally immersed in his work.Rosie depends on Raju for advancement in her career and walks out of his life transformed as famous Nalini.Dev Anand introduced a love element absent in the novel and unnecessarily turned Marco into a villain.Narayan wrote an exasperated article in LIFE,titled "This is Malgudi?"
However Indian audience approved Dev Anand's version and the picture became an all time hit.

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Re: R.K.Narayan's Guide and Dev Anand's Guide
by miviu on Dec 06, 2011 12:07 PM
Guide, One of the best movies I have seen.. and Dev Anand's action portraying 'different stages of transformation' in life in that movie is just unforgettable..

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sudhakar kunder
What a simile!!!
by sudhakar kunder on Dec 06, 2011 11:29 AM  | Hide replies

Tarun Vijay should also learn science. The Sun is a star, the star closest to us. So his statement "the star becoming Sun" is a meaningless simile.

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zulu zulu
Re: What a simile!!!
by zulu zulu on Dec 06, 2011 11:48 AM
"Smart .. Very Smart" Ajit, film actor

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Enn Ess
Re: Re: What a simile!!!
by Enn Ess on Dec 13, 2011 01:43 PM
not like that!
smaart, veyyrry smaaart! - like this one!

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Ravi Medirata
by Ravi Medirata on Dec 06, 2011 11:25 AM  | Hide replies

Between 15-35 is the real human age. Before that is fun and hope and after 35 is memories. So those who saw Dev Anand's best in their age of 15-35, can't forget him. Really they all remember their own days. Dev is a medium to go back in time. On the other hand today's generation will venerate heroes and icons of today. It is only natural.But for all that, Dev Anand gave us a good feel and that is what matters. Today his ideas would not click. That is also OK. He was here and it was good. That is what matters.

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Re: Memories
by forcek on Dec 06, 2011 11:29 AM
infact what is amazing is that he is revered by even current generation ..i mean around 30 guys ..... imagine current day superstars surviving so long ? ...no chance ...all marketing pupppy dollsss..pansiesss i say

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by forcek on Dec 06, 2011 11:24 AM

what is amazing is his conviction ...he did what he felt right... most of current generation lack that confidence...they spend time marketing themselves like barbiee dolls....pansiesss.... dev anand even in his hay days of black & white never hogged limelight like raj kapoor et al... he was a free spirit and lived like one and died like one... master of his own destiny.... thats the spirit

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Tribute to Devsab
by ARUMUGAM JAMBULINGAM on Dec 06, 2011 11:12 AM

Is it possible to forget his film like TAXI DRIVER, GUIDE, etc. His hair style, walking style cant be forgotten by those days people.

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