Mark Twain said, Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. This perfectly applied to Dev Anand. He didn’t seem to age as if he had some magic potion. The time finally caught up with him and we lost him on 3rd December.
But does it matter if he is not on the planet now? It doesn’t. We loved him, and will continue to love him. In many ways, unknown to him, he contributed to my life and made it more wonderful through his work. My favourite movie is Tere Ghar Ke Samne. I wanted to pay my homage to him, but how do I do it? And then I hit upon this idea.
Except for his roles in Guide & Hum Dono, no one accused Dev Anand of acting. . In all his movies, he was himself. He was known for his style. And nowhere else did his style was as visible, as in his songs.
I would write about my favourite songs from his movies. They are my favourites because apart from Dev Anand’s style, in one way or other, they are connected to me, have touched me.
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya: Hum Dono
To many of us, this song provided a philosophy for life. It talked about going with the flow. Before I quit smoking, whenever I lighted up, faced with some worry, I imagined myself in place of Dev Anand smoking away my worries.
Hai Apna Dil To Awara : Solva Saal
Every young heart desires that it meets the person of it’s dreams, and wins it over. Dev wooed his heroines and all of us young folks imagined ourselves in his place. Another song of the same genre is Apni To Har Aah Ek Toofaan from Kala Pani.
In this song, Dev Anand very cleverly conveys his feelings to Vahida without anyone else suspecting him.
And the evergreen Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara from Jewel Thief.
Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hai : Guide
And off course all this wooing is successful and results in the loving hearts coming together.
However, even after that, there are always times when the girl gets upset and needs to be won back. Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahi : Paying Guest
And sometimes, the girl pleads with the boy to forgive and forget. Achcha Jee Main Haari : Kala Pani.
These are not all, but now I need to wind up. Will probably continue tomorrow. In the meanwhile, if you like this, share it with others. Also comment about your favourite Dev songs and tell me why you like them.