KATHMANDU, July 7: The Embassy of India in Kathmandu, in association with the B P Koirala Foundation, is jointly presenting a two-day celebration package called “A Tribute to Dev Anand” on July 6 and 8 in Kathmandu.
“Dev Saheb loved Nepal and the Nepali people and he’s quite popular here. Hence, as a tribute to him, we’re organizing this event and showcasing his iconic movies,” informed Bikash Rauniyar, a member of the organizing committee.
Love at Times Square, Return of Jewel Thief, Heera Panna, Prem Pujari, Jewel Thief, Guide, Sharabi, and Hare Rama Hare Krishna are just a few of the late Anand’s famous movies.
Having played lead actor for more than five decades in over 110 movies in Bollywood, Anand even today continues to influence Indian cinema through his films’ unique storylines, novel cinematography, progressive production coordination, and new directorial angles as well as his contemporary penchant for musical contents.
He was also celebrated for discovering new “heroines” at regular intervals, and each new actress would be placed in a major role in his next film. Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman and other starlets were his discoveries, and the rest is history.
This man from Gurdaspur began his movie career in Bombay (now Mumbai) sometime in the 1940s. Other Anand brothers also entered the world’s largest movie industry there.
In India, many fans compared Dev Anand to Gregory Peck. But Anand was unique for his own diverse stylistic trends and industry practices in Indian filmdom.
As a tribute to him, Nepali bands will be covering songs from Anand’s movies during the opening ceremony to be held at the Russian Culture Center for Science and Culture on July 6, and followed by movie screenings of Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Johnny Mera Naam on July 8 at Kumari Cinema. Both venues are located in Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu.
“Hare Rama Hare Krishna” is to be screened at 12 noon while “Johnny Mera Naam” will be screened at 3 pm.