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ఎవర్ గ్రీన్ హీరోకి అశ్రునివాళి

ఎనభై ఎనిమిది ఏళ్ల వయసులోనూ చలనచిత్రాలు నిర్మించి, దర్శకత్వం వహించి అందులో ప్రధాన పాత్రలు పోషిస్తూ ఎవర్ గ్రీన్ హీరో గా పేరు పొందిన దేవానంద్ ఇవాళ లండన్ లోని ఒక ఆసుపత్రిలో గుండెపోటు కారణంగా మరణించారు. 1946 లో తన సినీ ప్రస్థానాన్ని మొదలు పెట్టిన దేవానంద్ దాదాపు 66 ఏళ్ల పాటు నిర్మాత గా , దర్శకుడిగా, నటుడిగా తన జీవితాన్ని సినిమాకే అంకితం చేశారు. తన కొన ఊపిరి ఉన్నంత వరకూ ఆయన సినిమా యే ప్రాణంగా నడిచారు. ఇటీవలే ఆయన “ఛార్జ్ షీట్” అనే చిత్రాన్ని నిర్మించారు. మరణించే నాటికి ఆయన “సాంగ్ ఆఫ్ లైఫ్” అనే మరో చిత్ర నిర్మాణ పనుల్లో ఉన్నారు. ఆనారోగ్య కారణంగా గత కొద్ది రోజులుగా లండన్ లో ఉంటున్న దేవానంద్ నిన్న రాత్రి గుండె పోటుతో మరణించారన్న విషయం ఆయన అభిమానులను తీవ్ర దిగ్భ్రాంతికి గురిచేసింది. ఎవర్ గ్రీన్ హీరో, నిత్య యవ్వనుడు, బహుశా అమరుడేమో అనుకున్న దేవానంద్ ఇక లేరన్నది నిజమైనప్పటికీ దాదాపు ఏడు దశాబ్దాల పాటు ఆయన చేసిన కళా సేవ, ఆయన సృష్టించిన పాత్రలు, నిర్మించిన చిత్రాల ద్వారా ఆయన సినీ అభిమానుల హృదయాల్లో ఎవర్ గ్రీన్ గా మిగిలిపోతారన్నది నిజం. ఆయన మరణం హిందీ సినీ పరిశ్రమకే కాక సినీ అభిమానులందరికీ తీర్చలేని లోటే. ఆయన మరణానికి నవతరంగం సంతాపం తెలియచేస్తోంది.

దేవానంద్ – ఎవర్ గ్రీన్ హీరో

DEV ANAND was the ‘Evergreen Romantic Superstar’ of Indian Cinema. Just the mention of his name conjures up images of youthfulness, romance, style, and extremely good looks in the minds of his millions of fans and admirers the world over.

After having played the Lead Actor for more than five Decades in over 110 motion pictures, the awe-inspiring DEV ANAND continued to bestride Indian Cinema till his last breath. He has given a new dimension to that magical state known as Stardom.

DEV ANAND made his debut as a Lead Actor in 1946 in Prabhat’s “Hum Ek Hain”. By the time his “Ziddi” was released in 1947 he was a Superstar and has never looked back. Since then, he has given countless hits with every heroine of the day. The Versatile DEV ANAND has proved his mettle as a Lead Player, time and again–be it in his Romantic roles as in “Paying Guest”, “Baazi”, and “Jewel Thief “, or his Action roles, as in “CID”, “Johny Mera Naam”, “Amir Garib”, and “Warrant”, or in his emotional roles, as in “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” and “Des Pardes”. He has always remained eternally youthful by his remarkable ability to live always in the present and the future–never in the past.

DEV ANAND established his Film Production Company NAVKETAN INTERNATIONAL FILMS in 1949 and has Produced more than 35 memorable Motion Pictures-all of which have stood the test of time. Navketan’s “Hum Dono”, was India’s entry at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1960. In 1964. he Produced “Guide”–a landmark in Indian Cinema. “Guide” went on to win Filmfare Awards in Five Categories. He Co-Produced the English Version of ” Guide ” with the late American Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck (of “The Good Earth” fame). “Guide” was India’s entry for the OSCAR that year.

DEV ANAND’s creative sensibilities eventually got the better of him and he started writing and directing his own Motion Pictures. In 1969 he directed his first film ” Prem Pujari “. From then on, the firebrand DEV ANAND has directed 17 Motion Pictures-many of them considered Classics today. He has made his films from his keen awareness of happenings around the World and from his sometimes impetuous flair for escapist fantasy.

In 1972, the DEV ANAND directed film “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, based on the Drug Problem and Flower Children of the ’70s, assumed Cult Status. In 1978, his Mega-Hit “Des Pardes” was lauded for its contemporary theme on the illegal immigration of Indians to the West. In 1982, he directed “Swami Dada” a film based on an Indian Godman seduced by an American Girl. Then in 1989, his “Sacche Ka Bol Bala”, based on an upright journalist fighting injustice was noticed and acclaimed. More recently, his “Love at Times Square”, a romantic story set around the time of the tragic September 11th incident in New York City, was given good reviews by the American Press.

DEV ANAND has been the darling of every generation and continues to hold sway over his audiences till today. He has introduced a multitude of talent to the Indian Film Industry by way of Actors, Directors, Music Composers, and Cinematographers. Today DEV ANAND continues to introduce new talent to World Cinema and experiment with new ideas for movies. He also heads one of the finest Film Sound Post-Production Facilities in India–Anand Recording Studios Pvt. Ltd–which has to its credit more than 3,000 Indian Feature Films that have been Mixed/ Surround Mixed for Worldwide release.

For his exemplary work, he was awarded the PADMA BHUSHAN- a Title awarded to a person of extraordinary talent for his outstanding contribution and/or achievements in his discipline by the PRESIDENT OF INDIA. On 29th of December 2003, he was also honored with the prestigious ‘DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD’ for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema, by the then President of India Mr. A P J ABDUL KALAM.

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