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Dev Anand on a Sunday afternoon

My first ever crush was on Dev Anand. I remember being awe struck with this charming man while watching ‘Paying Guest’ on Doordarshan many years back. Please do not make judgements about my age here. Just that I’ve grown up in company of family and friends who have been deeply into old Hindi movies, especially the songs and somehow as far as good hindi songs are concerned, DA does take the cake. Most of the songs picturised on him are classic. Every Hindi oldies lover will agree with me on this one. Any music collection is incomplete without ‘The best of Dev Anand’ CD in it. I know there are many more good actors and many more lovely songs but somehow I cannot help but be partial towards this man who made my heart race at an age which my daughter is going to reach within a matter of few years (now that’s a pretty scary thought!) 

This Sunday afternoon has been about the realisation that I still cannot take my eyes off  DA while watching some of my favourite songs picturised on him. It’s very difficult to pick a few of his songs from amongst the hundreds of them but I’m going to go ahead and select a few that made my growing-up years beautiful and can still perk me up on a dry, hot Sunday afternoon like this. Hope you all enjoy them too.

1. Of all the heroines that DA was paired with, I liked Nutan the best. Her understated charm and elegance beautifully complimented DA’s flamboyance. This song with its interesting picturisation is a classic.

2. Another one with DA and Nutan in it. Noone can woo the way DA did. And please do not miss that black bandgala.

3. All time favourite. I feel Hemant Kumar’s voice complemented DA so well.

4. This one has an infectious energy about it.  Saman (a friend from school) and I used to sing it at the top of our voices while taking walks on the terrace.

5. For me, conversation between two lovers doesn’t get better than this.

6. I don’t know of too many people who can look this good in a simple black shirt. And I know how to get that fluffy hairstyle..have practiced it on my brother for years.

7. I feel this song was meant for DA. Love the whistling bit.

8. A song from ‘Manzil’ with one of my favourite pairs of Hindi cinema. And uncle, this one is specially for you. 🙂

There are so many more songs that I want to post and share trivia about but I guess I should leave it for another summer afternoon. There is no dearth of them anyways!

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