The Anchor: Piyush Pandey picks his 6 all-time favourite Dev Anand numbers

05 Dec,2011

By Piyush Pandey 

#1 Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya, har fikr ko dhuen main udata chala gaya from the movie Hum Dono. The philosophy of life that the lyrics of this song embody makes it my favourite. It’s about being happy, and not looking back but moving ahead in life.

#2 Yeh dil na hota bechara, kadam na hote aawara from the movie Jewel Thief. All the songs I am listing express emotions in a beautiful manner. These do not rely on any kind of musical gimmick but are genuine pearls on life and its ways.
#3 Hum bekhudi mein tumko pukare chale gaye, sagar mein zindagi ko utare chale gaye from Kala Pani. The song is a perfect example of stringing emotions with powerful lyrics.
#4 Apni to har aah ik toofan hai, upar wala jaan kar anjaan hai from Kala Bazaar. The song plays a pun on the word uparwala. Its picturised in a train and Dev Anand in the song actually means the girl on the upper berth but puns the word to signify uparwala as God.
#5 Dil aaj shayar hai, gham aaj nagma hai from Gambler. Dev Anand’s songs, like the man himself, reflect his passion for life. He had been romancing life through all of his songs and somewhere this passion kind of drips from the work he did.
#6 Phoolon ke rang se, dil ki kalam se tujhko likhi roz paati from Prem Pujari. I am a big fan of Dev Anand’s, and have seen some of his movies like Johnny Mera Naam repeatedly.

When asked to list my favourites, I actually wrote down these songs on a piece of envelope recalling his work. I don’t use the internet so I didn’t rely on Google to help me with these songs. These are songs that have left an impression on me and are stored somewhere within me.


Piyush Pandey is the Executive Chairman & Creative Director, Ogilvy South Asia

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