by Nitin A. Gokhale
Pune city in the early 1980s was a movie-goers delight. Some 37-38 theatres (before multiplexes of cinema halls!) spread across the city offered a rich menu of movies—English, contemporary Hindi films and the Hindi film musicals of the 1950s and 60s.
And if you had the inclination—and money—you could watch three movies in a day!! Which we did on weekends!
Typically, Saturdays started with morning shows featuring Dev Anand or Shammi Kapoor romancing Nutan, Waheeda Rehman or Asha Parekh, progressed into watching a Paul Newman or Robert Redford con act in The Sting and ended with a night show with Amitabh Bachchan bashing Amjad Khan or Ranjeet.Movies became an integral part of my life in Pune and Dev Anand—along with Shammi Kapoor—my favourite star!!
Thirty years have passed since I left college but Dev Anand and the music of his movies continue to remain at the top of my choice and will remain forever. As Sunday morning brought the news of his passing away, all thoseRead More »from Dev D(ebonair)