From Sadhana to Waheeda Rahman, Usha Kiran to Nalini Jaywant, Dev Anand romanced most of the beauties of the black and white era. The songs picturised on him and his leading ladies boosted his romantic image and made him the heartthrob of millions.
Here are some of the memorable numbers.
'Yeh raat yeh chaandni phir kahaan' ('Jaal' 1952): This was one of the first few hit songs of Dev Anand. It shows him strumming a guitar on a moonlit evening, and singing for his love, played by Geeta Bali.
'Yaad kiya dil ne kahan ho tum' ('Patita' 1953): Another song with beautiful lyrics and lilting music, it was well-picturised on Dev Anand and Usha Kiran. The song is an all time favourite of music lovers.
'Ankhon hi ankhon mein ishara ho gaya' ('C.I.D.' 1956): Through the song, the actor expresses his feelings for his love interest, played by Shakeela.
'Chod do anchal zamana kya kahega' ('Paying Guests' 1957): A playful number, it is picturised in Dev Anand and Nutan and even today sounds refreshing.
'Khoya khoya chand khula asman' ('Kala Baazar' 1960): A beautifully picturised love song in the outdoors with Waheeda Rehman playing the love interest. Lyrics and music are married so well, that it plays with the listeners' heartstrings.
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Phoolon ke rang se (sung by Kishore from Prem Pujari)
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Phoolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hai (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
and many many more...
BTW its not Zindagi ke safar mein rahi...its JEEVAN ke safar mein rahi miltey hain bichhad jaaney ko...
Edited on:07 December 2011 at 3:16pm
2011 needs to go away..
This year has taken away many of our gems..
Jagjit Singh.. MF Hussain.. Shammi Kapoor.. and now Dev Anand...
I haven't watched any of his movies BUT the fact that i know almost all his songs shows how famous he was.. his movies were.. How famous his songs were..
The news is so sad. The fact that I know a lot of the songs listed above, without having actually seen the films, just goes to show what a legend Dev Anand was.
May his soul rest in peace, and may his loved ones have the strength to cope with such a loss.
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