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Actors' Real Names

Aamir Khan - Aamir Hussain Khan
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Dev Anand - Devdutt Pishorimal Anand
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Dev Anand


*  The timeless Dev Anand  no more ...

Legendary Bollywood Actor Dev Anand  dies of heart attack in London...

*  He was the ultimate flamboyant star, whose romantic image and infectious zeal for cinema will outlive that of his contemporaries.

 * An era has come to an end .. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again .. his never give up belief, his joy of life !
-- Amitabh Bachchan

Legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand died in London on Saturday night, 3rd December, 2011 after a cardiac arrest. He was 88.

I pay my  tributes for the 'Evergreen Romantic Superstar' of Indian cinema here.

 Here I am presnting DEV SAAB'S life story ,memorable films and some of my favourite songs.

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Dev Anand -- 'The evergreen star' (1923-2011)
To quote him,
"I never give myself a chance to get depressed. I think ahead."

Devdutt Pishorimal  Anand is one of the greatest stars the Hindi Film Industry has seen. Handsome and debonair, he was the epitome of the suave, urban gentleman.

Devdutt Pishorimal Anand (born 26 September 1923), better known as Dev Anand  is an Indian Hindi Cinema actor, director and film producer. Dev is the second of three brothers who were active in Hindi Cinema. His brothers are Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand. Their sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the mother of renowned Hindi and English film director Shekhar Kapur. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Real Name   ----  Devdutt Pishorimal Anand

Screen Name---- Dev Anand
Birth            ----  September 26, 1923 (1923-09-26)        (age 88)
POB            ----  Shakargarh, Gurdaspur, Punjab,
                           British India (now in Narowal District, Pakistan)

Residence   ----  Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality   ---- Indian
Occupatio    ---- Actor,Producer,Director
Wife             ---- Kalpana Kartik ( Mona Singh )
Children       ---- Suneil Anand and Devina
Brothers       ---- Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand
Sister            ---- Sheela Kanta Kapur,
Nephews       ---- Ketan Anand and Shekhar Kapur
Autobiography-- "Romancing with Life" 

Contents --

1.Early life
3.Awards, honours and recognitions
4.Filmfare Awards
6.National honours and recognitions
7.International honors and recognitions


During the making of film Taxi Driver, the couple fell in love and Dev proposed marriage to his heroine Kalpana. In 1954, Taxi Driver was declared a hit and the two decided to marry in a quiet ceremony. The couple had a son, Suneil Anand in 1956. After her marriage Kalpana decided not to pursue her acting career further.

Dev Saab's Style

A rapid-fire style of dialogue delivery and a penchant for nodding while speaking became Dev's style in films like House No. 44, Pocket Maar, Munimji, Funtoosh, C.I.D. and Paying Guest. In the fifties his films were based on mystery genre or light comedy love stories or were films with social relevance like Ek ke baad ek and Funtoosh. His style was lapped up by the audience and was widely imitated.
He starred in a string of box office successes for the remainder of the 1950s opposite newcomer Waheeda Rehman in C.I.D. (1956), Solva Saal, Kala Pani, Kala Bazar and Baat Ek Raat Ki. Waheeda first became a star with C.I.D becoming a hit.

In 1955 he also co-starred with Dilip Kumar in Insaniyat. With his acting in Kala Pani (1958), as the son who is willing to go to any lengths to clear his framed father's name, he won his first Filmfare award for Best Actor for the film.

He attempted films of tragic genre occasionally like Pocketmaar (1956), Kala Pani (1958), Bombai Ka Babu (1960) and Sharabi (1964) and tasted success in them.

Dev also played a few characters with a negative shade, like in Jaal(1952). Apart from his pair with Suraiya and Kalpana Kartik, his pair with Nutan and Waheeda Rehman was popular among the audiences in late 50’s and 60’s. His films Rahee and Aandhiyaan, were screened along with Raj Kapoor's Awaara.

The Trimurthi of Bollywood

From the early fifties till mid sixties, the trio of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand ruled the roost.

In the sixties, Dev Anand acquired romantic image with films like Manzil and Tere Ghar Ke Samne with Nutan, Kinaare Kinaare with Meena Kumari, Maya with Mala Sinha, Asli-Naqli with Sadhana Shivdasani, Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai and Mahal with Asha Parekh and Teen Deviyaan opposite three heroines Kalpana, Simi Garewal and Nanda. In the film Teen Deviyaan, Dev Anand played a playboy.Raj Kapoor though younger than Dev nand, started gaining weight and this affected his career and even Dilip Kumar's films started flopping in the late sixties. But Dev Anand,being slim and fit, continued to look much younger even in the late sixties and seventies.

He gave many popular films till 1990 as the leading man.


His first colour film, Guide with Waheeda Rehman was based on the novel of the same name by R. K. Narayan. Dev Anand himself was the impetus for making the film version of the book. He met and persuaded Narayan to give his assent to the project. Dev Anand tapped his friends in Hollywood to launch an Indo-US co-production that was shot in Hindi and English simultaneously and was released in 1965. Guide, directed by younger brother Vijay Anand, was an acclaimed movie. Dev played Raju, a voluble guide, who supports Rosy (Waheeda) in her bid for freedom. He is not above thoughtlessly exploiting her for personal gains. Combining style with substance, he gave an affecting performance as a man grappling with his emotions in his passage through love, shame and salvation.

He reunited with Vijay Anand for the movie Jewel Thief, based on thriller genre which featured Vaijayantimala, Tanuja, Anju Mahendru, Faryal and Helen. Their next collaboration, Johny Mera Naam (1970), again a thriller, where Dev was paired opposite Hema Malini was a big hit. It was Johnny Mera Naam which made Hema Malini a big star.

His directorial debut, the espionage drama Prem Pujaari, was a flop but has developed a cult following over the years. He tasted success with his 1971 directorial effort, Hare Rama Hare Krishna which talked about the prevalent hippie culture. His find Zeenat Aman, who played the mini-skirt sporting, pot-smoking Janice, became an overnight sensation. Dev also became known as a filmmaker of trenchantly topical themes. This same year, he starred with Mumtaz in Tere Mere Sapne, an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Citadel. The film was directed by Dev's brother, Vijay and was also successful.
In the 1970s, Raj Kapoor started playing roles of father in films like Kal Aaj Aur Kal in 1971 and Dharam Karam in 1974 and films with Dilip Kumar as lead hero were failures at box office. Some of the hurriedly made films with Dev Anand as the leading man – three each opposite Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman and Yeh Gulistaan Hamara with Sharmila Tagore became flops and posed a threat to his career as leading man. But he delivered hits again and romanced young heroines Yogita Bali and Rakhee in Banarasi Babu (1973), Hema Malini in Chhupa Rustam(1973) and Amir Ghareeb(1974), Zeenat Aman in Heera Panna(1973), Warrant(1975) and Darling Darling(1977). In 1976, his brother directed a mystery flick named Bullet which though critically acclaimed was not successful at box office.

Dev Anand has also been politically active. He led a group of film personalities who stood up against the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. He actively campaigned against her with his supporters in Indian parliamentary elections in 1977. He also formed a party called the National Party of India, which he later disbanded.

The 1978 hit Des Pardes, directed by Dev Anand was the debut was actress Tina Munim and this film’s success gave him the tag of evergreen hero. He was 55 but he shared very good chemistry with the 20 year old Tina Munim. Dev Anand was offered lead role in Man Pasand by director Basu Chatterjee. Dev Anand’s successful run at the box office continued in the 1980s with Man Pasand, Lootmaar(both opposite Tina Munim), Swami Dada(1982) being both critically acclaimed and box office hits.
Though Dev Anand’s demand as the lead hero had not decreased even in the 1980s, he decided that it was the right time to introduce his son Suneil Anand in films as the hero. He launched his son in the Kramer vs. Kramer inspired Anand Aur Anand (1984), which was produced and directed by Dev Anand himself and had music by R.D.Burman. He expected the film to do well but the film was a box office disaster and Suneil Anand decided to not act in films any more.

But many films with Dev Anand as the lead hero Hum Naujawan (1985), Lashkar (1989) and Awwal Number(1990), where Dev Anand costarred with Aamir Khan were average grossers and appreciated by critics. He was already sixty year old in 1983 when he acted with Padmini Kolhapuri in Swami Dada but did not look old. In 1989, his directorial venture the critically acclaimed Sachché Ka Bolbala was released but it was a commercial failure.

Since the 1990s except for Awwal Number, rest of the eight films directed by him were box office failures. But Sau Crore (1991) and Censor (2000) were critically acclaimed.

Dev Anand has directed 19 films and produced 31 films of which 7 directorial ventures and 18 films respectively were commercially successful at the box office. He wrote the story for 13 of his films. Critics say his directorial ventures have always been ahead of its time. Dev Anand's films are well known for their hit songs. He is known to have been an active participant in the music sessions of a number of his films. His association with music composers Shankar-Jaikishen, O. P. Nayyar, Kalyanji-Anandji, Sachin Dev Burman and his son Rahul Dev Burman, lyricists Hasrat Jaipuri, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Neeraj, Shailendra, Anand Bakshi, and playback singers Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar produced some very popular songs. S.D Burman, R.D Burman, Rafi and Kishore Kumar were his special friends.

In September 2007, Dev's own autobiography "Romancing with Life" was released at a birthday party with the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.In February 2011, his 1961 black and white film Hum Dono was digitised and colourised and released.

Dev Anand is credited with giving actors like Jackie Shroff in Swami Dada, Tabu in Hum Naujawan and Richa Sharma a break into the film industry and encouraging music composer Rajesh Roshan. Amit Khanna started his career with Navketan as executive producer in 1971 and had been secretary to Dev Anand in 70's. He adds, "The uniqueness of Navketan today is that it's the only film company in the world still run by the one who started it."

With deliberately awkward pastiches (Owing their origins to Gregory Peck and Cary Grant), Dev reveled in playing the mischievous lover boy chasing the heroine. To quote Amit Khanna

"Dev Anand's forte was the boy next door. Part lover, part clown, part do-gooder." 

 Awards, honours and recognition

1955 - Filmfare Awards - Nominated Best Actor for Munimji
1958 - Winner Best Actor for Kalapani
1959 - Nominated Best Actor for Love Marriage
1960 - Nominated Best Actor for Kala Bazar
1961 - Nominated Best Actor for Hum Dono
1966 - Winner Best Film for Guide
1991 - Winner Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

 National honours and recognitions

1996 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 – Mumbai Academy of Moving Images Award for his Outstanding Services to the Indian Film Industry
1998 – Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ujala Anandlok Film Awards Committee in Calcutta
1999 – Sansui Lifetime Achievement Award for his 'Immense Contribution to Indian Cinema' in New Delhi
2000 – Film Goers' Mega Movie Maestro of the Millennium Award in Mumbai
2001 – Padma Bhushan Award (India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India)
2001 – Special Screen Award for his contribution to Indian cinema
2001 – Evergreen Star of the Millennium Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards
2002 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence
2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema" at IIFA Award in Johannesburg, South Africa[citation needed]
2004 – Legend of Indian Cinema Award at Atlantic City (United States)
2004 – Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his contribution to the Indian entertainment industry
2005 – Sony Golden Glory Award
2006 – ANR Award by the Akkineni International Foundation
2006 – Glory of India Award by IIAF, London
2007 – Punjab Ratan (Jewel of Punjab) Award by the World Punjabi Organisation (European Division) for his outstanding contribution in the field of art and entertainment.
2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Ramya Cultural Academy in association with Vinmusiclub
2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Rotary Club of Bombay
2008 – Awarded at the IIJS Solitaire Awards
2009 – Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the Max Stardust Awards
2010 – Phalke Ratna Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy
2010 – Rashtriya Gaurav Award
2011 – Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh[citation needed]
2011 – NDTV Indian of the Year's Lifetime Achievement Award with Rahul Dravid

 International honors and recognitions

* In July 2000, in New York City, he was honoured by an Award at the hands of the then First Lady of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema'.
* In 2000, he was awarded the Indo-American Association "Star of the Millennium" Award in the Silicon Valley, California.
* Donna Ferrar, Member New York State Assembly, honoured him with a "New York State Assembly Citation" for his 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cinematic Arts Worthy of the Esteem and Gratitude of the Great State of New York' on 1 May 2001.
* In 2005, he was honoured with a "Special National Film Award" by the Government of Nepal at Nepal’s first NationIndian film festival in Stockholm.
* In 2008 he was guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Provost of Highland Council in Inverness, Scotland to celebrate 10 years since he first worked in the Scottish Highlands. He spent several days in the area, en route to Cannes, as a guest of the Highlands and Islands Film Commission.

Chargesheet (2011)
Aman ke Farishtey (2003)
Censor (2001)
Return of Jewel Thief (1996)
Sau Crore (1991)
Awwal Number (1990)
Sache ka Bol Bala (1989)
Hum Naujawan (1985)
Anand aur Anand (1984)
Swami Dada (1982)
Man Pasand (1980)
Lootmaar (1980)
Des Pardes (1978)
Kalabaaz (1977)
Darling Darling (1977)
Saheb Bahadur (1977)
Jaaneman (1976)
Bullet (1976)
Warrant (1975)
Amir Garib (1974)
Ishq Ishq Ishq (1974)
Prem Shastra (1974)
Joshila (1973)
Banarsi Babu (1973)
Chhupa Rustom (1973)
Shareef Badmash (1973)
Heera Panna (1973)
Yeh Gulistan Humara (1972)
Tere Mere Sapne (1971)
Gambler (1971)
Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)
Prem Pujari (1970)
Johny Mera Naam (1970)
Mahal (1969)
Duniya (1968)
Kahin Aur Chal (1968)
Jewel Thief (1967)
Pyar Mohabbat (1966)
Teen Deviyaan (1965)
Guide (1965)
Sharabi (1964)
Kinare Kinare (1963)
Tere Ghar ke Saamne (1963)
Asli Naqli (1962)
Baat Ek Raat ki (1962)
Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja (1961)
Jab Pyar Kisi se Hota Hai (1961)
Hum Dono (1961)
Maya (1961)
Manzil (1960)


Three  Memorable  Movies  of  Dev  Anand

(1)  HUM  DONO

Banner    --------- Navketan Films

Directed by------- Amarjeet

Produced by ----- Dev Anand

Written by ------- Vijay Anand (Screenplay & Dialogue)  

                -------- Nirmal Sircar(story)

*Cast        -------- Dev Anand (Double Role) 

                 ------- Sadhna

                   ------ Nanda

                    ------ Leela Chitnis

Music by    ------- Jaidev

Lyrics by --------- Sahir Ludhinavi

Released --------- 1961
Country ---------- India

Language --------- Hindi

Hum Dono is a 1961 Hindi film produced by Dev Anand and Navketan films. Written by Vijay Anand, the film is directed by Amarjeet. The film stars Dev Anand in a double role, and also has Nanda, Sadhana and Leela Chitnis. It has been relaunched in Colour exactly after 50 years on 4th February 2011. Film is also known for its music by Jaidev. The film became a box office hit.

Contents ----
1. Plot summary
2. Nominations
3. Colorized version

1. Plot summary

Mahesh Anand and Major Verma have two things in common. Both are in the army and both look-alike.

When Major Verma is missing in action (MIA) in Burma Campaign during World War II, believed dead (KIA) during the battle, Mahesh is asked to convey this news to his family. Upon arrival, he is mistaken for Major Verma. He meets with Verma's mom, Mrs. Verma, as well as his ailing wife, Ruma. Unable to break the news of Verma's death and shatter their fragile world, Mahesh gets mistaken as Verma and is welcomed home. This creates complications in Mahesh's life as his sweetheart, Meeta, thinks that Mahesh no longer loves her.

Then Ruma finds out that her husband is in love with another woman. Mahesh finds himself in a deep quandary, for he is unable to confide to anyone, and the only one who can assist him find his way back to his own life and family - is Major Verma.

Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor---Dev Anand
Director Amarjeet was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 1962 Berlin International Film Festival.


The film has superhit songs --
* "Mai Zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya"   by-- Mohammed Rafi
* "Allah tero naam" by-- Lata 
* "Abhi na jaao chhodkar" by-- Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhonsle.
* "Kabhi khud pe kabhi halat pe rona aya" by-- Mohammed Rafi
* "Jahan mein aisa kaun hai" by-- Asha Bhonsle

3.Colorized versionA colorized version of the film was released theatrically in 2011.



Directed by......... Vijay Anand

Produced by........ Gulshan Rai

Written  by......... Vijay Anand

                     ...... K.A. Narayan

Editing  b      y... Vijay Anand
Starring              ... Dev Anand

                           ... Hema Malini

                           ... Pran

                           ... Jeevan

                           ... Premnath

                           ... I.S. Johar

Music  by           ... Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyrics                 ... Indeevar

                           ... Rajendra Krishan

Cinematography.... Fali Mistry

Studio                ... Mehboob Studios

Distributors.       .. Trimurti Films Pvt. Ltd.

                           .. Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd.

Released on       ...11 November 1970

Country              ... India

Language           ... Hindi

Johny Mera Naam is a 1970 Indian Hindi movie. Directed by Vijay Anand, it stars the director's brother, Dev Anand and Pran in the role of a pair of brothers separated in childhood. Hema Malini, Jeevan, Premnath, I. S. Johar and Iftekhar also star in this movie. It is considered a Dev Anand classic.

Contents --

1. Plot
2. Cast
3. Box Office
4. Soundtrack
5. Interesting Facts

1. Plot --

Monu and Sonu are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath).

Mohan kills the goon and takes refuge in a car boot, and goes missing. Years later Sohan (Dev Anand) goes on to become a CID officer called Sohan Kumar, who solves his cases taking up different guises.

He takes the identity of Johny a petty thief and gets himself in Jail, befriends Heera (Jeevan) and goes to solve a case wooing Rekha (Hema Malini) and finding the criminal.

2. Cast --

Dev Anand ... Johny / Sohan
Hema Malini ... Rekha
Pran ... Moti / Mohan
Jeevan ... Heera
Premnath ... Ranjit / Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh
I.S. Johar ... Pehle Ram (Palmist) / Dooja Ram / Teeja Ram
Padma Khanna ... Tara
Randhawa ... Babu
Sulochana Latkar ... Sohan's & Mohan's mother (Sulochana)

3. Box Office --
It was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1970 and also the 7th highest grossing Bollywood movie of the 1970's.

4. Soundtrack--

Song ---------------------------------Singer(s)----------------------------Picturized On

O Mere Raja ---------------- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle---- Dev Anand and Hema Malini

Pal Bhar Ke Liye------------ Kishore Kumar      ------------------- Dev Anand and Hema Malini

Mose Mora Shyam Rootha-- Lata Mangeshkar -------------------- Hema Malini
O Babul Pyare --------------- Lata Mangeshkar -------------------- Hema Malini

Nafrat Karne Walon Ke----- Kishore Kumar ---------------------- Dev Anand and Hema Malini

Husn Ke Lakhon Rang------- Asha Bhosle ------------------------ -Premnath and Padma Khanna 

5. Interesting Facts--


* The song "Pal Bhar Ke Liye" composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, and performed by Kishore Kumar in this film was very popular, it was used at the end of The Simpsons episode Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006).

* A scene of the film is shown in the 2007 thriller Johnny Gaddaar, prompting a character to give "Johnny" as a fake name and hence the film title.

* The song "Pal Bhar Ke Liye" was picturized at the "Godawari" garden near Kathmandu, in which the glamor girl, Hema Malini, appears in beautiful getup.



Guide is a 1965 Hindi film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who also contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan, and is widely considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Indian film industry.

Directed by -----Vijay Anand
Produced by -----Dev Anand
Written by ------Vijay Anand
                         R. K. Narayan (novel)

Starring             Dev Anand
                         Waheeda Rehman
                         Leela chitnis
                         Kishor Sahu
                        Anwar Hussain
                        Rashid Khan
Music by --------S.D.Burman
Cinematography-- Fali Mistry
Editing by------ Vijay Anand
                         Babu Sheikh
Release date    6 February 1965
Country India
Language  Hindi
The film proved to be a box office hit upon release.This movie proved memorable for its award-winning performances by the lead actors and memorable music by S. D. Burman.
A 120-minute U.S. version was made with additional directing and writing. It was produced by Tad Danielewski.The film was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 42 years after its release.

Contents ---

1 Plot
2 Production
3 Cast
4 Music
5 Awards
6 Won
7 Nominations
8 Differences from the novel

Plot --
Dev Anand stars as Raju, a freelance guide, who earns his living by taking tourists to historic sites. The movies starts with Raju being released from jail, and then the story runs in flashback. One day, a wealthy and aging archaeologist Marco comes to the city with his young wife Rosie (Waheeda Rehman) the daughter of a courtesan. Marco wants to do some research on the caves outside the city and hires Raju as his guide. He discovers a new cave and ignores Rosie.

While Marco devotes himself to the discovery of the cave, Raju takes Rosie on a tour and appreciates her dancing ability and innocence. Raju learns about Rosie's background as a daughter of a prostitute and how Rosie has achieved respectability as the wife of Marco but at a terrible cost. She has had to give up her passion of dancing since it is unacceptable to Marco. Meanwhile, Rosie tries to commit suicide by consuming poison. Marco, upon knowing the incidence returns from the caves to see Rosie and gets furious on Rosie after seeing her alive. He tells Rosie that her act of committing suicide was a drama, otherwise she would have consumed more sleeping pills so that she could really have died. On returning to Caves which were discovered, Rosie learns that Marco is spending time and enjoying the company of a native tribal girl. Rosie is mad at Marco and both indulge in a serious heated discussion and then Rosie leaves the caves, and again wants to end her life. But Raju calms her by saying that committing suicide is a sin, and that she should live to pursue her dream.

She finally says good-bye to the relation of being the wife of Marco. But now she needs support and a place to live. It is here that Raju takes her to his home.

Rosie is considered a prostitute too, by Raju's community( as classical dancing traditionally was related with prostitute at Royal court) which leads to many problems including his mother and her brother insisting that Rosie be kicked out. Raju refuses and his mother leaves him. His friend and driver also falls out with him over Rosie. Raju loses his business and the entire town turns against him. Undeterred by these setbacks, Raju helps Rosie embark on a singing and dancing career and Rosie becomes a star. As she rises as a star, Raju becomes dissolute—gambling and drinking. Marco comes back on the scene. Trying to win Rosie back, he brings flowers and has his agent ask Rosie to release some jewelry which is in a safe deposit box. Raju, a bit jealous, does not want Marco to have contact with Rosie and forges Rosie's name on the release of the jewels.Meanwhile Rosie and Raju drift apart due to Rosie's incomprehensible behaviour when she tortures Raju by not obliging him a caring hug even and asks him to leave her room else she says she will have to go out. Before this they also had a discussion about how a man should live when Rosie remembers Marco and tells Raju that Marco was probably correct when he used to say that a Man should not live on a woman's earnings.Raju retorts by saying that she is under a misunderstanding that she has become a star on her own and this was Raju's efforts which has helped her a lot in becoming a star.

Then later Rosie learns of the forgery release. Raju is convicted of forgery, resulting in a two year sentence. Rosie does not understand why Raju indulged in forgery. It was not money, it was the loving fascination for Rosie which urged Raju not to reveal Marco's visit to Rosie so that she doesn't remember him again and to eliminate the probability of Rosie and Marco's togetherness, if at all, there was any little chance even. On the day of his release, his mother and Rosie come to pick him up but they are told that he was released six months ago because of his good behaviour.

Upon his release Raju wanders alone. Despair, poverty, rags, hunger, loneliness engulf him until he finds a wandering group of sadhus(holy men) with whom he spends a night at a derelict temple in a small town. He sleeps and one of the itinerant holy men places a shawl upon him while he sleeps. The holy men leave. The next morning, a farmer (Bhola) finds Raju sleeping under the orange shawl. Bhola thinks Raju is a holy man. Bhola is having a problem with his sister because she refuses to marry. Raju impresses upon the woman the logic in taking a husband and she submits, which convinces Bhola that Raju is a swami (holy man). Impressed by this Bhola spreads the news through village. Raju is taken as the holy man for the village. The farmers bring gifts for him and start consulting him with their problems. Raju assumes the role of village holy man (Swami Ji) and engages in skirmishes with the local pandits. In telling a childhood story, Raju speaks of a holy man whose 12 day fast resulted in God's bringing rain to end a drought.

A drought and ensuing famine hit the region hard. Through miscommunication of a village fool, Raju's (Swami Ji) words are interpreted by villagers that he will fast for 12 days to end the drought. He finds himself trapped by villagers' belief. At first Raju opposes the idea, going as far as telling Bhola that he is just a human like any one of them and even worse a convict who has undergone trial and served a jail sentence over a woman. But even the confession was not enough for the villagers to give up on their belief who quote the story of dacoit Ratnakar who became Valmiki. He reluctantly begins the fast, although he does not believe that there is any relation between a man's hunger and rain. With the fast, Raju undergoes a spiritual transformation. As the fast goes on, his fame spreads. People by the thousands come to see him and take his blessings. An American journalist asks him whether he truly believes that his fast would bring rain, he smiles and says "These people have faith in me, and I have faith in their faith". Upon hearing his fame Rosie pays him a visit, so does his mother and his friend Gaffoor, who is Muslim .Bhola does not allow him to enter the temple on the grounds that he is of a different religion. Raju comes out and asks Bhola what is his religion. He tells Bhola that humanity,love and helping the others is his religion. Then Bhola begs excuse and sees them hugging each other sentimentally and his eyes becomes wet. Raju understands that He now has everything he has lost a long time back. His health starts falling, and he thinks about the meaning of his life. On one side there is Rosie, his Mother and a chance to get back to his past life and on the other side there is a noble cause to fast and hope for the rain.

He gets enlightened by the concept that his past sins are washed away by his anguish and the Guide Raju he knew has died. And now the only thing that remains is the spiritual Raju, which is indestructible. He is reconciled with his mother, Rosie and the driver during his ordeal. He transcends this life. Amidst thunder clap and heavy downpour, his soul departs this earth while the crowd rejoices and his beloveds cry.

The climax also teaches the Bhagavad Gita's principles: "Man does not die it is only body which dies. Soul remains for ever."

 Production --

Dev Anand was approached by American director Tad Danielewski and Pearl Buck to be cast in an American film based on a novel by an Indian author. Although Dev Anand had refused, he took up the opportunity for a collaboration when he met Tad again at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival. Somebody suggested The Guide. Dev Anand purchased the book and read it at one go. He called up Pearl who invited him to the United States to discuss on the project. With their approval, he called up R. K. Narayan and procured the rights to the book.

The movie was planned to be an Indo-American co-production to be shot simultaneously in Hindi and English. The idea was to film the scenes common to both versions simultaneously. Pearl tutored Waheeda Rehman on her diction for the English part. But because of differences of opinion between the two production teams, Dev Anand postponed the Hindi version, thereby freeing Chetan Anand to direct Haqeeqat which was later highly acclaimed. It also became an opportunity for Vijay Anand who stepped in, as the film proved a landmark for him.

 Cast --

* Dev Anand as Raju
* Waheeda Rehman as Rosie Marco / Miss Nalini
* Leela Chitnis as Raju's Mother
* Kishore Sahu as Marco
* Gajanan Jagirdar as Bhola
* Anwar Hussain as Gaffoor
* Ulhas as Raju's Maternal Uncle
* Krishan Dhawan as Inspector Girdhari

 Music --
The music for this film was composed by Sachin Dev Burman, the songs were written by Shailendra and the songs were sung by Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Sachin Dev Burman. The soundtrack was listed by Planet Bollywood as number 11 on their list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks.
Song ----------------------------------Singer(s)------------------ Picturised on

"Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna"    -----Lata Mangeshkar                  Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
"Din Dhal Jaaye"             --- -------- Mohammed Rafi                   Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
"Gaata Rahe Mera Dil"        --- ----- Kishore Kumar & Lata         Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
"Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya"          ------- Mohammed Rafi                   Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
"Piya Tose Naina Laage Re"   --- ---Lata Mangeshkar                  Waheeda Rehman
"Saiyaan Beimaan"             --------- Lata Mangeshkar                   Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
"Tere Mere Sapne"             --------- Mohammed Rafi                   Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
"Wahan Kaun Hai Tera"       ------   Sachin Dev Burman              Dev Anand
"He Ram Hamare Ramchandra" ----Manna Dey & Chorus            Dev Anand
"Allah Megh De Paani De"       -----Sachin Dev Burman               Dev Anand

 Awards --

* The film was selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 38th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

* Guide was also first film to win all four of the major awards (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress) at the Filmfare awards.

Won --
Filmfare Best Movie Award ------------ Dev Anand
Filmfare Best Director Award ---------- Vijay Anand
Filmfare Best Actor Award ------------- Dev Anand
Filmfare Best Actress Award ----------- Waheeda Rehman
Filmfare Best Story Award -------------- R. K. Narayan
Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award - Fali Mistry
Filmfare Best Dialogue Award ---------- Vijay Anand
 Filmfare Best Female Playback Award - Lata Mangeshkar


Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Sachin Dev Burman

Differences from the novel
In the film, Raju meets a celebrity death surrounded by his near and dear ones and the media with rain ending the drought in the village. However, in the novel, this event is anonymous with an unclear ending about his death or the end of the drought.

See also--

* List of submissions to the 38th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
* List of Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film


Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar--"The Tragedy King"

Dilip Kumar  is an Indian actor and a former Member of Parliament.He lives in Pali Hill, Bandra in Mumbai, India. 

He is commonly known as "Tragedy King", and is described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray.

Full Name :       DILIP  KUMAR
Real Name :      YUSUF KHAN
Date Of Birth :  1922
Height :             5'10"
Wife :                SAIRA BANU

Starting his career in 1944, Kumar's career has spanned five decades and over 60 films. He is widely considered to be the greatest actor in the history of Hindi Cinema. Kumar was the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award and holds the record for the most number of Filmfare Awards won for that category along with Shahrukh Khan; 8 wins. He starred in a wide variety of roles such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961). In 1976, Kumar had a five-year break from film performances. In 1981, he returned with a character role in the film Kranti and continued his career playing central character roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila in 1998. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

(1) Early life

Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan at Mohallah Khudadad, in Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar, British India (now Pakistan). He was born to a Pathan/Pakhtun Peshawari family with twelve children. His father, Lala Ghulam Sarwar, was a fruit merchant who owned large orchards in Peshawar and Deolali in Maharashtra near Nashik. The family relocated to Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1930s and in the early 1940s Yusuf Khan moved to Pune and started a canteen business and supplying dried fruits.

In 1943, actress Devika Rani, who was also the wife of the founder of the Bombay Talkies film studio, Himanshu Rai, helped Khan's entry into the Bollywood film industry. Hindi Author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave him the screen name Dilip Kumar and gave him the leading role in his film Jwar Bhata (1944). Devika Rani and her husband Svetoslav Roerich spotted Khan in one of Pune's Aundh military canteens.

(2) Career

His first film with Nisar Bhai and Hamed Bhai Jwar Bhata was released in 1944 which went unnoticed. His first major hit was the 1947 film Jugnu. He appeared in many hits thereafter including the romantic melodramas Mela (1948), Andaz (1949), Deedar (1951), Daag (1954), Devdas (1955), Yahudi (1958) and Madhumati (1958). These films established his screen image as the "Tragedy King".

He also played lighthearted roles in films such as Aan (1952), Azaad (1955) and Kohinoor (1960). In 1960 he portrayed Prince Salim in the historical film Mughal-e-Azam which as of 2008 was the second highest grossing film in Hindi film history.

In 1961 he produced and starred in Ganga Jamuna in which he and his real-life brother Nasir Khan played the title roles. This was the only film he produced. In 1962 British director David Lean offered him the role of Sherif Ali in his 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, but Kumar declined the part.The role eventually went to Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor. His next film Leader (1964) was below average at the box office.In 1967 Dilip Kumar played a dual role of twins separated at birth in the hit film Ram Aur Shyam. His career slumped in the 1970s with films like Dastaan (1970) and Bairaag (1976) where he played triple roles failing at the box office.He took a five year hiatus from films from 1976 to 1981.

In 1981 he returned with the multi-starrer Kranti which was the biggest hit of the year.He went onto play character roles in hit films including Shakti (1982), Vidhaata (1982), Mashaal (1984) and Karma (1986).In 1991 he starred alongside veteran actor Raaj Kumar in Saudagar which was his last successful film.In 1993 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1996 he was attached to make his directorial debut with a film titled Kalinga but the film was shelved. In 1998 he made his last film appearance in the unsuccessful film Qila where once again he played dual roles as an evil landowner and his twin brother investigating his death. His films Mughal-E-Azam and Naya Daur were fully colorized and re-released in 2004 and 2008 respectively.

(3) Voices

Dilip Kumar had three voices during his Bollywood career.
* Talat mahmood Dilip Kumar's first voice
* Mukesh till 1958The Dilip-Mukesh combi had to break up because Mukesh was the main voice of his competitor Raj Kapoor
* Mohammed Rafi Dilip Kumar's main voice

(4) Public life

Dilip Kumar has been active in efforts to bring the people of India and Pakistan closer together. He has been a member of the upper house of Parliament since 2000.

He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. In 1998 he was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan. He is the second Indian to receive the award. At the time of the Kargil War, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray demanded Kumar return his Nishan-e-Pakistan, arguing that "He must return Nishan-e-Imtiaz following that country's blatant aggression on Indian soil."

Dilip Kumar refused, saying: "This award was given to me for the humane activities to which I have dedicated myself. I have worked for the poor, I have worked for many years to bridge the cultural and communal gaps between India and Pakistan. Politics and religion have created these boundaries. I have striven to bring the two people together in whatever way I could. Tell me, what does any of this have to do with the Kargil conflict?"

(5) Personal life

Kumar married actress and beauty queen Saira Banu in year 1966 when he was aged 44 and she was 22. His brothers are Nasir Khan, Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan.Kumar's younger brother Nasir Khan was also an actor and appeared opposite him in Ganga Jamuna (1961) and Bairaag (1976).

(6) Ill health rumours

Around September 10, 2011 it surfaced that the health of Dilip Kumar is going on worsening. Some incredible tweets even mistakenly spread news of his death.

Later Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Banu, made a public statement that the actor is good in health and in high spirits. She quoted in a public statement:

 "I am releasing this statement with a tinge of displeasure because this is not the first time such a rumour has spread without any basis, reason or cause. I have been woken up from sleep at odd hours this time and on previous occasions by phone calls seeking to know the fact and my staff and close friends have also had to answer calls at odd hours just because some sadistic mind has been at work and has triggered a distasteful rumour."

Born in Peshawar as Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar was initiated into the world of arc lights and grease paint by the prime actress of his times, Devika Rani. After his debut in Jwar Bhata in 1944, he played a variety of characters over the span of six decades; but nostalgiaphiles venerated him as the monarch of tragedy. With Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, he formed that star trinity of the 1950s backed with the success of motion pictures such as Andaz, Aan, Daag, Madhumati, Ganga Jamuna and Ram Aur Shyam. His performances in Oedipal dramas Deedar and Devdas are often regarded as the epitome of emoting.
Slender in physique once, today at the age of 72, this proud recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke award, is inevitably filled-out. But the charisma lingers, the eyes have the same inquiring gaze, the voice has a cultured, mellow timbre. You cannot expect the same doomed romantic hero of yore, the smile that was always under the shadow of tragedy. His switch to comedy gave a new class to tomfoolery. His peers went on to become directors while Dilip Kumar turns director only now with the under-production Kalinga.

(7) Legacy and awards

* Dilip Kumar is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi Cinema.

* Dilip Kumar holds the Guinness World Record for having won the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.

* He has received many awards throughout his career, including 8 Darsh Award for Best Actor awards and 19 nominations.

* He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

* The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 - the highest award for cinematic excellence in India.

* In 1980, he was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai, an honorary position.

* In 1991, he was awarded Padma Bhushan from the Government of India.

* In 1997, Kumar was awarded, Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan's highest civilian award.

* He received in 1997 the NTR National Award.

* He was also awarded CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

 Aaj ki raat mere


 Nain lad jai hain

(8) Filmography
Year                   Film                             Role                            Awards

1944               Jwar Bhata                      Jagdish 
1945               Pratima  
1947               Milan                               Ramesh 
                       Jugnu                               Sooraj
                       Shaheed                           Ram 
                       Nadiya Ke Paar  
1948               Mela                                Mohan 
                       Ghar Ki Izzat                   Chandan 
                       Anokha Pyar                    Ashok 
1949               Shabnam                          Manoj 
                       Andaz                               Dilip 
1950               Jogan                               Vijay 
                       Babul                               Ashok 
                      Arzoo                                Badal 
1951              Tarana                              Motilal 
                      Hulchul                             Kishore
                      Deedar                              Shamu 
1952              Sangdil                             Shankar 
                      Daag                                 Shankar                  Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
                      Aan Jai                             Tilak 
1953              Shikast                              Dr. Ram Singh 
                      Footpath                           Noshu 
1954              Amar                                Amarnath 
1955              Udan Khatola  
                      Devdas                             Devdas                   Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
                      Azaad                                                              Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1957              Naya Daur                        Shankar                  Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1958              Yahudi                             Prince Marcus 
                      Madhumati                      Anand/Deven           Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1959              Paigham                          Ratan Lal                  Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1960              Kohinoor                         Winner,                    Filmfare Best Actor Award
                      Mughal-E-Azam              Prince Salim 
1961              Gunga Jumna                    Gunga                      Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1964              Leader                             Vijay Khanna           Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1966              Dil Diya Dard Liya          Shankar/Rajasaheb  Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1967              Ram Aur Shyam               Ram/ Shyam            Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1968              Sunghursh                                                         Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
                      Sadhu aur Shaitan  
                      Aadmi                             Rajesh/ Raja Saheb   Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1970              Sagina Mahato  
                      Gopi                                Gopi                          Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1972              Dastaan                           Anil/ Sunil 
                      Anokha Milan  
1974              Sagina                                                               Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
                      Phir Kab Milogi  
1976              Bairaag                                                             Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1981              Kranti                              Sanga/Kranti 
1982              Vidhaata                          Shamsher Singh 
                      Shakti                              Ashvini Kumar         Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1983              Mazdoor                          Dinanath Saxena 
1984              Duniya                             Mohan Kumar 
                      Mashaal                           Vinod Kumar             Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1986              Dharam Adhikari  
                      Karma                             Vishwanath Pratap Singh, alias Rana 
1989              Kanoon Apna Apna         Collector Jagat Pratap Singh 
1990              Izzatdaar                          Brahma Dutt 
                      Aag Ka Dariya  
1991             Saudagar                           Thakur Veer Singh       Nomination, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1998             Qila                                   Jaganath/Amarnath Singh 
 Dilip Kumar's costars in movies

          AAG KA DARIYA            Dilip Kumar, Rekha
          SAGINA                            Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu
          SANGDIL                          Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Nutan
          TARAANA                        Dilip Kumar, Madhubala
          YEHUDI                            Sohrab Modi, Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari
1944  JWAR BHATA                  Mridula, Shamim, Aga Jaan
1947  NEEL KAMAL                  (intr.) Raj Kapoor, (intr.) Madhubala, Dilip Kumar
1948  MELA                                Dilip Kumar, Nargis
1949  ANDAZ                             Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Raj Kapoor
1950  JOGAN                              Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Rajendra Kumar
1951  DEEDAR                           Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nargis
1952  AAN                                  Dilip Kumar, Nadira, Nimmi (first technicolor movie)
      DAAG                                   Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, Lalita Pawar
1953  FOOT PATH                     Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Romesh Thapar
1955  AZAD                                Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Pran
      DEVDAS                               Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vijayanthimala
      INSANIYAT                          Dillip Kumar, Dev Anand
      UDAN KHATOLA                Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, Tun Tun
1957  MUSAAFIR                       David, Kishore Kumar, Dilip Kumar
      NAYA DAUR                        Dilip Kumar, Vijayanthimala, Johnny Walker
1958  MADHUMATI                   Dilip Kumar, Vijayanthimala, Pran
          YAHUDI                            Sohrab Modi, Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari
1959  AMAR                               Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Nimmi
      PAIGHAM                             Dilip Kumar, Vijayanthimala, Raaj Kumar
1960  KOHINOOR                      Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Kumkum
      MUGHAL-E-AZAM              Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala
1961  GANGA JUMNA               Dilip Kumar, Vijayanthimala, Nazir Khan
1964  LEADER                            Dilip Kumar, Vijayanthimala
1966  DIL DIYA DARD LIYA     Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Pran
1967  RAAM AUR SHYAM        Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rran
1968  AADMI                               Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Manoj Kumar
      SANGHURSH                        Dilip Kumar, Vijayanthimala, Balraj Sahni
1971  DASTAAN                         Dilip Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bindu
1976  BAIRAAG                          Dilip Kumar, Helen, Sujit Kumar
1981  KRANTI                             Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor
1982  SHAKTI                             Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil
      VIDHAATA                           Dilip Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Shammi Kapoor
1983  MAZDOOR                        Dilip Kumar, Nanda, Raj Babbar
1984  MASHAAL                        Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri
1985  DUNIYA                            Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh
1986  DHARAM                          Sridevi, Dilip Kumar
      KARMA                                 Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Jackie Shroff
1989  KANOON APNA APNA   Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Sanjay Dutt
1990  IZZATDAAR                     Dilip Kumar, Govinda, Madhuri Dixit
1991  SAUDAGAR                      Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar, (intr.) Vivek Mushran
1998  QILA                                  Dilip Kumar, Rekha, Mamta Kulkarni

(9) Interesrting facts

* Interestingly, Dilip Kumar refused Guru Dutt's Pyaasa (1957) feeling that the character of the poet Vijay in the film was just an extension of his role in Devdas.
* He also turned down 20th Century Fox's offer of The Rains Came and David Lean's offer of the role which ultimately went to Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and which made a major Hollywood star out of Omar Sharif.
However to quote Dilip Kumar, "In your own bazaar you enjoy a certain status. What's the point of venturing out into fields unknown where you have no say? No contact with the subject matter."
* Dilip Kumar's acting has inspired many Indian actors to try and copy his style but none have even remotely been able to match him. Which just goes on to prove that Dilip Kumar was, sorry... is truly one and one of a kind.
* In Ramesh Sippy's Shakti (1982),  his larger than life author-backed role confirmed his legendary status. It was yet another brilliant performance. To quote one of the writers of the film, Salim Khan...
"We were amazed that he has given a whole new dimension to the character we had written. It happens very rarely that you have a competent script and the film goes beyond what you imagined…Dilip Kumar understood the character and enhanced it his own way."

(10) Epitome of emoting

Born in Peshawar as Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar was initiated into the world of arc lights and grease paint by the prime actress of his times, Devika Rani. After his debut in Jwar Bhata in 1944, he played a variety of characters over the span of six decades; but nostalgiaphiles venerated him as the monarch of tragedy. With Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, he formed that star trinity of the 1950s backed with the success of motion pictures such as Andaz, Aan, Daag, Madhumati, Ganga Jamuna and Ram Aur Shyam. His performances in Oedipal dramas Deedar and Devdas are often regarded as the epitome of emoting.
Slender in physique once, today at the age of 72, this proud recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke award, is inevitably filled-out. But the charisma lingers, the eyes have the same inquiring gaze, the voice has a cultured, mellow timbre. You cannot expect the same doomed romantic hero of yore, the smile that was always under the shadow of tragedy. His switch to comedy gave a new class to tomfoolery. His peers went on to become directors while Dilip Kumar turns director only now with the under-production Kalinga.



(A)   Mughal - E - Azam (1967)

Directed by-            K.asif
Produced by-           K. Asif
Written by-              Aman
                                Kamal Amrohi
                                Wajahat Mirza
                                Ehsan Rizvi
Music-                     Naushad
Lyrics-                     Shakeel Badayuni
Release Date-          5 August 1967 (Black & White)
Country-                   India

Language-                 Urdu
Budget-                     Rs.1,50,00,000
Box office-               Rs.5,50,00,000

*  Cast

Prithviraj Kapoor    as  Akbar
Dilip Kumar            as  Prince Salim
Madhubala              as  Anarkali
Durga Khote            as  Jodha Bai
Nigar Sultana          as  Bahar
Ajit                          as  Durjan Singh
M. Kumar                as  Sculptor Sangtaraash
Murad                     as  Raja Mann Singh
Jilloo Bai                as  Anarkali's Mother
Sheela Delaya         as  Suraiya, Anarkali's Sister
Jalal Agha               as  Young Prince Salim

Mughal-E-Azam  is a 1960 Indian historical epic film produced under the banner of Sterling Investment Corporation Pvt Ltd, and directed by K. Asif. With its unmatched production, K. Asif's magnum opus took nine years and $3 million to complete this movie. This was when a typical Bollywood film would cost around $200,000 only. The film created box office records in India when released and held the record for the highest grossing film ever until the 1975 film Sholay broke its unadjusted record.
In 2004, Sterling Investment Corp Pvt Ltd released a restored color version of the film. This again was a huge success and the film successfully completed 25 weeks at the Box Office.
This is one of the biggest box office hits in Indian cinema. The film netted 5.5 crore at the box office worldwide. Adjusted for inflation, this amounts to 132.7 crore. This was one of only two films K.Asif completed.



The film re-tells a popular Indian tale, which was previously filmed as Loves of a Mughal Prince (1928) and Anarkali (1953). It is loosely based on an episode in the life of the Mughal Prince Salim, who went on to become the Emperor Jahangir. In the movie, the great conqueror Akbar (r. 1556 - 1605) (played by Prithviraj Kapoor) and his Rajput wife, Jodha Bai (played by Durga Khote) pray to have a son. Akbar himself offers rituals, so that he may have a successor. The news of the son's birth is brought to Emperor Akbar by Anarkali's mother, a maid. Overjoyed at his prayers being answered, the Emperor gives to the maid his ring and promises to grant her any one wish she asks.
The son, Salim, grows up to be a weak and pleasure-loving prince, played by Dilip Kumar. Salim falls in love with Anarkali (Madhubala), a court-dancer. He wants to marry her and arranges secret meetings between Anarkali and himself. However, the jealous Bahaar, a dancer of a higher rank, wants the crown of India and she attempts to make the prince love her so she may ascend to queenship. She exposes the love between the Salim and the dancer Anarkali. Salim pleads for Anarkali's hand, but his father objects and throws Anarkali into prison. Despite imprisonment, Anarkali refuses to reject Salim.

Salim rebels against his father, is defeated in battle, and is sentenced to death. Before his sentencing, Akbar's subjects spontaneously erupt into a gathering and plead before the Emperor to not kill his only son, and the Empire's only prince.

Anarkali too pleads for Salim's life in exchange for her own, and is condemned to death by entombment alive. However, it is revealed to Akbar that he owed a favor to Anarkali's mother, since she informed him of the birth of his son. Anarkali's mother takes advantage of this, and begs for her daughter's life. The emperor relents, and arranges for Anarkali's secret escape into exile. Unfortunately, it is still announced that Anarkali was killed, and Salim is heartbroken.
Most tales of Salim and Anarkali end with the death of the latter, even though the movie version is slightly more optimistic. However, Salim is still left to believe that Anarkali is dead and the lovers are separated for the rest of their lives.


* Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya
* Mohe Panghat Pe
* Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani
* Yeh Dil Ki Lagi Kam Kya Hogi
* Zindabad-zindabad Aiye Mohabbat Zindabad
* Jogan Ban Gayi


 (B) Naya  Daur

Directed by-     B.R.Chopra

Produced by-    B.R. Chopra

Written by-       Akhtar Mirza
                         Kamil Rashid

Music-              O.P.Nayyar

Lyrics-              Sahir Ludhianvi

Release-           1957 (black & white)

Re-release-       2007(coloured)

Box office -      Rs.5,40,00,000
Language-         Hindi

Starring-           Dilip Kumar
                         Vyjayanti Mala
                         Chand Usmani
                         Johny Walker
                         Baby Daisy Irani

(By the end of its theatrical run, Naya Daur collected around Rs. 5,40,00,000 thus becoming the second  highest grossing film of 1957 behind the critically acclaimed Mother India with the verdict.)



The film is set in post-independence India where industrialization is slowly creeping in. The focus is on tongawallahs who earn their living transporting people on tongas (horse carts). Their livelihood is threatened when the son of a rich landlord (Jeevan) begins operating a bus service in the town, which he subsidizes heavily with the sole intention of first driving the tongawallahs out of the town and then making profits.

Dilip Kumar plays one of the tongawallahs who petitions the landlord over this injustice. Jeevan's character proposes a competition to decide which service is the best: The bus or the tonga? It is decided that there will be a race between the vehicles. If the bus wins, the tongawallahs will not complain further. If the tonga wins, the bus service will stop. This competition was a farce from the start since nobody could dream that a horse cart could beat a machine. Kumar, however, accepts the challenge to everybody's surprise. His logic is that they would be driven to starvation if the bus service continues. This race at least gives them an opportunity to try to do something.

The rest of the tongawallahs do not share his hope. They blame him for his foolishness. In the end, he is left alone with nobody's support except his sweetheart, played by Vyjayanthimala. As the movie unfolds, a hopeless situation begins to turn around because of the way the people come together. Mishap after mishap occurs, but nothing can deter the determined. The highlight of the film is definitely the heart-stopping final race where the underdog wins.


* Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawno ka
* Uden jab jab Zulfein Teri
* Saathi Haath Badhana
* Reshmi Salwar Kurta Jaali Ka
* Main Bambai Ka Baabu
* Maang Ke Saath tumhara
* Aana Hai To Aa


(C)  Madhumati


* Directed by  - Bimal Roy
* Produced by-  Bimal Roy
* Written by-     Ritwik Ghatak
                          Rajendra Singh Bedi
* Music-            Salil Choudhury
* Lyrics-            Shailendra
* Editted by-      Hrishikesh Mukherjee
* Country-          India
* Language-       Hindi

Star Cast-

              * Dilip Kumar
              * Vyjayanti mala
              * Pran
              * Johny Walker

On a stormy night, Devendra (Dilip Kumar), an engineer, drives down a hill road with his friend, to fetch his wife and child from the railway station. A landslide blocks their path and the friends take shelter in an old mansion just off the road. Devendra finds the house uncannily familiar. In the large front room he finds an old portrait which he recognizes. His friend and the old caretaker join him, and Devendra, amidst flashes of memory from another life, sits down to tell his story while the storm rages outside.

 Anand (Dilip Kumar) had come to Shyamnagar Timber Estate as its new manager. An artist in his spare time, he roamed the hills and forests with his sketching pad and fell in love with Madhumati (Vyjayantimala), a tribal girl whose songs have haunted him from a distance. Soon Anand meets his employer, Ugranarayan (Pran), a ruthless and arrogant man. Anand refuses to bend down to him like the others, and incurs his wrath. Anand also has enemies among his staff who have been fudging the accounts till his arrival. Sent away on an errand suddenly, he returns to find that Madhumati has disappeared. Anand learns from Charandas how Madhumati had been taken to Ugranarayan in his absence. He confronts Ugranarayan whose men beat him unconscious. Anand's life is saved, but his mind wanders. One day in the forest he meets a girl who looks exactly like Madhumati. She says she is Madhavi (Vyjayantimala), but Anand refuses to believe her and is beaten up by her companions when he tries to plead with her. Madhavi finds a sketch of Madhumati in the forest and realizes he was speaking the truth. She takes the sketch to the rest house where Anand now stays and learns his story from Charandas.

Meanwhile Anand is haunted by the spirit of Madhumati who tells him that Ugranarayan is her killer. Seeing Madhavi at a dance recital where she dresses as a tribal girl, he appeals to her to pose as Madhumati and appear before Ugranarayan and help him get a confession out of him. She agrees.
Returning to Ugranarayan's palace, Anand begs permission to do a portrait of him. Next evening with a storm brewing outside Anand paints Ugranarayan. At the stroke of eight, Ugranarayan sees Madhumati in front of him. Shaken, and goaded by Madhumati, he confesses the truth. The police who have been waiting outside the room now come and take him away. Anand suddenly realizes that the questions the false Madhumati asked were on matters unknown to him. How did Madhavi know where Madhumati was buried? The girl just smiles and moves towards the stairs. Madhavi dressed as Madhumati rushes into the room. She is late, for the car failed on the way.

Anand realizes that Madhumati herself had come and runs up to the terrace where her ghost beckons him. She had fallen from the same terrace trying to escape Ugranarayan. Anand follows her falling to his death. Devendra's story is over. "But," he says "I finally did have Madhumati as my wife. In this life - Radha." Just then news comes that the train in which his wife was traveling has met with an accident.

The road has been cleared, and the two friends rush to the station. From one of the coaches, Devendra's wife Radha (Vyjayantimala) appears unhurt with her baby...


* Aaja re pardesi -                       Lata Mangeshkar

* Chadh gayo papi bichhua -        Lata Mangeshkar & Manna Dey

* Dil tadap tadap ke -                  Mukesh & Lata Mangeshkar

* Ghadi ghadi mora dil dhadke -  Lata Mangeshkar
* Hai bichhua hai re hai-              Lata Mangeshkar

* Ham haal-e-dil sunaenge -         Mubarak Begum
* Jungle mein mor naacha -          Mohammad Rafi

* Kancha le kanchi lai lajo -        Asha Bhonsle, Sabita Chowdhury & Ghulam Mohammad

* Suhana safar aur yeh mausam -  Mukesh
* Tan jale man jalta rahe -           Dwijen Mukherjee
* Toote huye khwabon ne  -         Mohammad Rafi
* Zulmi sang aankh ladi -             Lata Mangeshkar

Awards and nominations

Madhumathi was the record holder for the most awards (9) received by a film at the Filmfare Awards for 37 years until in the release of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

1959 Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Best Movie Award
Filmfare Best Director Award for Bimal Roy
Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Salil Choudhury
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Johnny Walker
Filmfare Best Art Direction for Sudhendu Roy

Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for Lata Mangeshkar singing "aa ja re pardesi"
Filmfare Best Editing Award for Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer for Dilip Gupta
Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Rajinder Singh Bedi


* Filmfare Best Actor Award for Dilip Kumar

* Filmfare Best Actress Award for Vyjayanthimala

* Filmfare Best Story Award for Ritwik Ghatak

1959 National Film Awards
* President's Silver Medal (Best Feature Film in Hindi)

* The film was also selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 31st          Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.