Kolkata, June 5, 2017: The second Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF) got underway here on Monday with a rich roster of regional, foreign and silent films, organisers said.
Films in Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and silent films in addition to projects from the US, France, Italy, Britain, Bangladesh, and New Zealand are being screened till June 11 in the festival organised by Bengal Film & Television Chamber of Commerce (BFTCC).
“We are trying our very best to create a favourable climate for movie making in the state and that is the motto of BFTCC. The film festival is to inspire amateurs, budding and professional film makers to come up with more original and inspiring material,” said Firdausul Hasan, President of Film Federation of India. (IANS)
Dev Anand was considered as the most handsome actors of his times
The Bollywood superstar was so popular among girls that he was asked not to wear the black suit in public
It was the Indian iconic actor Ashok Kumar who inspired Dev Anand to become an actor
Dev Anand is the evergreen hero of Bollywood, who worked in more than 100 films and has entertained us with films like Guide, Des Pardes, Hare Krishna Hare Ram, Johnny Mera Naam and many more. He holds a special place in everyone’s heart. Dev Anand was considered as the most handsome actors of his times.
The full name of Dev Anand goes as Devdutta Pishorimal Anand but was famously known as Dharam Dev Anand. Loved ones called him by the name of ‘Chiru’.
The Bollywood superstar was so popular among girls that he was asked not to wear the black suit in public apparently because women would go crazy seeing him dressed in black and would jump from buildings. he is best remembered for his romantic roles and style statements which left an impressive impact on the many generations to come.
Before trying his hands on acting, Dev Anand used to earn a mere Rs. 160. He spent his early years in Gharota village near Gurdaspur town. He did his schooling from Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie and completed his college from Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Later, Dev got his BA degree in English Literature from the Government College, Lahore in British India.
The legendary superstar worked as a clerk in an accountancy firm for a meagre salary of Rs 85 to make ends meet. Dev Anand spent many years struggling in Mumbai before getting into acting. He also toiled hard at the Military Censor Office and earned Rs. 160.
It was the Indian iconic actor Ashok Kumar who inspired Dev Anand to become an actor. Dev Anand got his first break in the film ‘Ziddi’. The film was a hit of that time and was directed by Shaheed Latif.
Dev Anand was quite famous in the Bollywood industry for his love for one of the most graceful actress of that time, Suraiya. According to reports in the media, the love chemistry between Dev Anand and Suraiya’s blossomed on the sets of the film Vidya. One day, while shooting for the song ‘Kinare kinare chale jaayenge’, the boat on which Dev Anand and Suraiya were shooting got capsized and like a real Bollywood hero, he rescued Suraiya. But unfortunately, their love story didn’t end well. Suraiya’s maternal grandmother opposed the marriage with Dev Anand due to inter-religious faith.
Dev Anand Movies
The legendary Bollywood actor had many superhits films to his name. He had been phenomenal throughout his career. Cherish at some of the greatest hits of Dev Anand and let yourself get relaxed in the older times of the Hindi Cinema.
Guide – 1965
Hum Dono – 1961
Hare Rama Hare Krishna – 1971
Tere Ghar Ke Samne – 1963
Jewel Thief – 1967
Johny Mera Naam – 1970
C.I.D. – 1956
Paying Guest – 1957
Gambler – 1971
Kala Pani – 1958
Dev Anand is been honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. Throughout his career of 65 years, he played a main solo lead role in 92 films out of 114 films that he did.
His film Guide was India’s official entry to the Oscars and for it, he received Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance. Dev Anand has also been critically acclaimed in films such as Baazi, CID, Kala Pani, Kala Bazar, Solva Saal, Jewel Thief and much more to count.
Known for his blockbuster hits, Dev Anand films have produced some evergreen songs, just like the actor himself. We have compiled a list of top 10 songs from his films, have a look:
Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara – Jewel Thief – 1967
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata – Hum Dono – 1961
Pal Bhar Ke Liye Koi – Johny Mera Naam – 1970
Abhi Na Jaao Chhodkar Ke – Hum Dono- 1961
Main Aaya Hoon – Amir Garib – 1974
Dum Maro Dum – Hare Rama Hare Krishna – 1971
Dil Pukare Aare Aare – Jewel Thief – 1967
Kanchi Re Kanchi Re – Hare Rama Hare Krishna – 1971
Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar – Tere Ghar Ke Samne – 1963
Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – Guide – 1965
Dev Anand is known to be an active participant in the music sessions of a number of his films. His association with music composers Shankar-Jaikishen, O. P. Nayyar, Sachin Dev Burman and his son Rahul Dev Burman is well-known. Playback singers like Mohammed Rafi, Hemant Kumar and Kishore Kumar produced some very popular songs for Dev Anand’s film. Mohammed Rafi, Pran, Kishore Kumar, S.D Burman and R.D Burman were said to be his closest friends from the film industry.
Even, critics and audiences have frequently regarded Dev Anand as one of Bollywood’s finest actor and charismatic man. For his acting skills and talent, he was titled as Mr Evergreen by film critics and analysts. He is remembered as the most energetic person, throughout the Bollywood Industry.