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'Sanjeev Kumar had no ego, Ashok Kumar had a feminine voice'


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Savio J
A good life
by Savio J on Jul 30, 2013 09:40 AM

Mr Verma comes across as an earnest person and is clearly nostalgic about a bygone era that he was big part of. His views on his contemporaries tends to be affable and flattering but not very incisive.

Regardless, he has held himself on his own in films that had heavyweights but he made his presence felt in his own unique way. What I admire more about this man is he quit when he was at the top of his game and continues to lead a happy, retired life away from the limelight and glamour. It takes a self-assured and mature individual to do that when you are involved in an industry that is obsessed with how your look and who you know and what others think about you.

Best wishes Mr. Varma.

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Savio J
A good life
by Savio J on Jul 30, 2013 09:40 AM

Mr Verma comes across as an earnest person and is clearly nostalgic about a bygone era that he was big part of. His views on his contemporaries tends to be affable and flattering but not very incisive.

Regardless, he has held himself on his own in films that had heavyweights but he made his presence felt in his own unique way. What I admire more about this man is he quit when he was at the top of his game and continues to lead a happy, retired life away from the limelight and glamour. It takes a self-assured and mature individual to do that when you are involved in an industry that is obsessed with how your look and who you know and what others think about you.

Best wishes Mr. Varma.

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brian crasto
Those days there was good cinema
by brian crasto on Jul 30, 2013 09:15 AM

Todays cinema are far cry from yesteryears. My mother and I were crazy about films. I used to watch almost all the films even they dont well. Films were well made as lot of hard work was involved. Todays films run on few actors who do endorsement for products. Less acting and more ads. Sometimes I wonder they are actors or models. Today actors are exposed most of the time. So one wonders whether he saw a commercial or films.

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prasun premrajan
golden era
by prasun premrajan on Jul 29, 2013 12:47 PM  | Hide replies

i wish i could go back to those days and lock myself up. The MACHINES has made our lives miserable and one day it will start controlling and killing us.

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vikki singh
Re: golden era
by vikki singh on Jul 30, 2013 10:19 AM
@prasun
well said

even humans have bocome calculating like machines

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better thanyourx
Great article
by better thanyourx on Jul 29, 2013 11:21 AM

Its great that Rediff. has brought out this aricle on Deven Verma, a very good and probably lost to the present generation.He is right when he says his comedy was never below the belt.Actors with skills and timing probably knew they don't need to resort to below the belt, double-meaning and other external factors to make viewers laugh,we don't need to discuss how over the top and loud today's comedy are.
Request Rediff to bring such articles on long forgotten actors at regular intervals.

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Varadaraj Desikachar
deven verma
by Varadaraj Desikachar on Jul 28, 2013 12:20 PM

I keep watching Angoor even now and never get bored. A classic comedy.

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Debashis Datta
Gentleman Actor
by Debashis Datta on Jul 26, 2013 05:27 PM

Deven Varma is Gentleman Actor. Long back I have
seen a picture named Arjun pandit. Still I remembered the picture due to suparb acting by
Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Varma.
Now a days unfortunately we are missing the good movie.

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Dhiru Mistry
Deven Varma
by Dhiru Mistry on Jul 26, 2013 01:38 PM

Glad to know that Deven Varma is from Kutch, Gujarat. He is right when he says about Raj Kapoor that he was not an actor but cinema itself. I am reminded of Raj Saab's words,'I eat cinema, I drink cinema and I sleep cinema.'
I wish Deven Varma good luck.
Dhiru Mistry


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Dhiru Mistry
Deven Varma
by Dhiru Mistry on Jul 26, 2013 01:33 PM

Happy to know that Deven Varma is from Kutch.He is right when he says Raj Kapoor was not an actor but cinema itself. I am reminded of Raj Saab's words,' I drink cinema, I eat cinema and I sleep cinema'. I wish Deven good luck.
Dhiru Mistry

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Jimmy Sharma
Nice interview
by Jimmy Sharma on Jul 26, 2013 11:38 AM

Nice interview! Deven verma is a good human being.

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