The best films of Dev Anand

A list that covers the legendary actor's films from his debut in 1946, right up to his last blockbuster in 1970.
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1.
Johny Mera Naam (1970)
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Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their... (159 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
“ The blockbuster of the superstar, it was the highest grossing film of 1970. He plays the role of Sohan Kumar, an honest police officer, and takes on the false identity of Johny, a petty thief, and in the midst of it all, romancing the heroine, Hema Malini, or Rekha. ” - xFuntoosh
 
2.
Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)
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After years of rivalry, two wealthy men, Lala Karamchand and Lalal Jagannath, decide to build their individual bunglows... (149 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
“ Taking on the identity of Rakesh Anand, Dev goes on here to play the son who is caught up between the rivalry of his father and his girlfriend's dad. A light-hearted, fun comedy, with timeless classic tunes thrown in, directed by none other than his genius brother Vijay Anand, this one isn't to be missed. ” - xFuntoosh
 
3.
Guide (1965)
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A Guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
“ How can one ever leave this film out? Widely regarded as Dev's best performance of his career, it started off negatively, but, in a filmi style, turned out to be a movie that will be remembered eternally. Whether it's the way he romances Waheeda Rehman in "Gaata Rahe Mera Dil", or his heart-wrenching performance (sung tunefully by Mohd Rafi!) in "Din Dhal Jaye", this is one of his best. ” - xFuntoosh
 
4.
Solva Saal (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A con man (Dev Anand) helps a damsel who, after eloping with her boyfriend, finds that her boyfriend has stolen her necklace... (135 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
“ Even if it was never regarded as one of his best, I think this one deserves a special mention. Dev here is a newspaper reporter on the prowl for a story (or else his Editor will sack him!), lands up in a train with his friend, Gogi. There, he meets the eloping Waheeda Rehman, goes on to sing "Hai Apna Dil To Awaara" in Hemant Kumar's voice, and what follows is a fun-filled adventure through one night. ” - xFuntoosh
 
5.
Nau Do Gyarah (1957)
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Runaway wealthy heiress, Raksha, joins a traveller, Madan, in a small truck, heading toward the home of his uncle... (170 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
“ Acting alongside his wife, Kalpana Kartik in his brother's directional debut here, Dev immerses himself in the role of Madan, a loveable bounter who's going to Bombay from Delhi in a truck, and meets the beautiful Raksha. After some quibbles, stubborness, and lovely, lovely songs thrown in, the two fall in love. What happens next? Watch it to find out! ” - xFuntoosh
 
6.
Hum Dono (1961)
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An Indian army captain must break bad news to a sick woman. (164 mins.)
Director: Amar Jeet
“ Playing a double role here, as the young, handsome Captain Anand, and the moustached army Major Manohar Verma, he delivers what is one of the finest performances of a double role. To sweeten the deal, there are two heroines, and amazing songs like "Abhi Na Jao Chod Kar" and "Main Zindagi Ka Saath" are thrown in. ” - xFuntoosh
 
7.
C.I.D. (1956)
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A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person... (146 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
“ Opposite the beautiful Shakila, Dev here becomes the C.I.D, Inspector Shekhar. After a misunderstanding, the two fall in love, but his duties call, and while investigating a murder case, gets framed. Egged on by his friend, he jumps bail, and next comes a real crime thriller, produced by the master Guru Dutt, and directed by none other than Raj Khosla. ” - xFuntoosh
 
8.
Taxi Driver (1954)
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Take a nostalgic journey circa 1960s Bombay with it's quiet, peaceful and scenic background, trams, and a unique taxi driver... (133 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
“ With his stunning performance in this movie, it isn't hard to see why this film catapulted Dev to fame. He married Kalpana Kartik on the sets of this movie - a secret midnight marriage! ” - xFuntoosh