8 films that made Dev Anand great

Shramana Kar

Dev Anand, the legend

Dev Anand, one of the greatest actors in Hindi cinema, was awarded Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke, two of India’s most prestigious honours, for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

Dev Anand - Evergreen hero

Anand’s distinctive acting style, marked by his rapid dialogue delivery and signature head-nodding gesture - all became an iconic trademark, widely emulated by the other actors, who sought to capture his unique charm on screen.

Jewel Thief (1967)

A charming young man named Vinay gets wrongly accused of being a jewellery thief. Soon he teams up with the police to catch the real culprit, Amar, to clear his name.

Johny Mera Naam (1970)

Heeralal, a gangster, forms an alliance with Johnny, a local thief, in prison. Upon release, Heeralal seeks Johnny’s help in a high-stakes diamond smuggling mission.

Guide (1965)

A tour guide inspires an unhappy married woman to pursue her dancing dream, leading to her meteoric rise to success. However, her newfound fame and his ego soon threaten their relationship.

C.I.D. (1956)

Journalist Shrivastav exposes a wealthy man’s criminal connection, but soon gets murdered. Inspector Shekhar’s investigation leads him down a dangerous path, where he faces lethal secrets.

Haré Rama Haré Krishna (1971)

A young man embarks on a journey to Kathmandu to rescue his long-lost sister from a group of hippies. But his mission gets complicated by the allure of his sister’s new lifestyle, filled with secrets.

Heera Panna (1973)

Heera’s life is shattered after the tragic death of his lover in a plane crash. But life takes a surprising turn when he encounters Panna, the sister of his lover, who is a thief, and has hidden diamonds in his car.

Paying Guest (1957)

Lawyer Ramesh Kumar faces eviction over unpaid rent. Later he pretends to be an old man to secure a new lodge, leading to a comedic and unexpected turn of events.

Taxi Driver (1954)

Taxi driver Mangal rescues a woman named Mala, who was being harassed by two thugs. Later Mangal and Mala fall in love with each other. But Mangal’s empathy towards a dancer drives Mala mad.