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Watch: Dev Anand's most popular songs

Last updated on: December 6, 2011 18:09 IST

Watch: Dev Anand's most popular songs

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Dev Anand has left behind a legacy of memorable films and songs for us to remember him by.

After the first part of this special series, we bring here another set of the late actor's popular songs that were a reflection of his flambouyant personality and the realistic characters he played in most of his films.
 
Take a look.

Aasman Ke Neeche, Jewel Thief (1967)

Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the song beautifully captures the playful chemistry of two lovers.

Dev Anand is his usual charming self while Vyjayantimala looks regal in the song. Composer S D Burman fuses magic in this song with a unique blend of classical and lilting tunes.

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Image: Aasman Ke Neeche, Jewel Thief


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Jiya O Jiya Kuch Bol Do, Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961)

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Trying to placate his lady love, Asha Parekh, Dev Anand climbs on top of a moving car and pleads her to talk to him while she is in a train and feigns indifference.

Composed by Shankar-Jaikishan, Mohammed Rafi's silky voice compliments the mood of the song.

The song also had a female version which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Image: Jiya O Kuch Bol Do, Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai


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Teri Zulfon Se Judai, Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961)

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Another gem of a song from Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai, this song is also sung by the great Mohammed Rafi.

Dev Anand sings of his sadness over a misunderstanding that's separated him from his beloved.

Image: Teri Zulfon Se Judai, Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai


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Ruk Jaana O Jaana, Warrant (1975)

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All the songs from the film Warrant went on to become hits and the lyrics, penned by Anand Bakshi, were widely popular.

The song is picturised on Anand and his love -- Zeenat Aman.

Disguised with a fake moustache and a cap, Anand arrives in a bulldozer to stop his angry girlfriend who's trying to get away from him.

Image: Ruk Jaana O Jaana, Warrant


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Panna Ki Tamanna Hai, Heera Panna (1973)

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Heera Panna was one of the many films that Dev Anand wrote, produced and directed for his home production Navketan films.

In the song sequence, Zeenat Aman is trying to implicate Dev Anand in a robbery case while actually both of them are trying to outwit each other. The lyrics of the song give away the actual situation in the song.

The film's music was composed by R D Burman while the song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.


Image: Panna Ki Tamanna Hai, Heera Panna (1973)


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Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni Phir Kahan, Jaal (1952)

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After Baazi, Dev Anand proved his mettle as an actor with Jaal and developed his unique style. 

Anand and Guru Dutt were good friends and this was their second film together.

The song, sung by Hemant Kumar, beautifully captures the longing of a man for his lover while he tries to catch her attention.

Sahir Ludhianvi lends his magical words to the song composed by S D Burman.

Image: Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni Phir Kahan, Jaal


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Ae Maine Kasam Lee, Tere Mere Sapne (1971)

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Yet another S D Burman composition, the lyricist for this song was Neeraj.

Leading lady Mumtaz and Dev Anand vow to never part as they happily cycle through scenic fields. The film was written and directed by Vijay Anand. Hema Malini did a cameo in the film just because of her rapport with Dev Anand.

Image: Ae Maine Kasam Lee, Tere Mere Sapne


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Din Dhal Jaaye, Guide (1965)

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Considered one of the best sad songs sung by Mohammed Rafi, Din Dhal Jaye has a crestfallen Dev Anand singing the song as he drowns his pain in alcohol.

Image: Din Dhal Jaaye, Guide


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Apni To Har Aah Ik Toofan Hai, Kala Bazar (1960)

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Another song picturised in a train, Dev Anand takes a breather from work and travels to Ooty just so he can be close to his love.

Dev Anand's brothers Vijay Anand and Chetan Anand had special appearances in the film. Nanda played Dev Anand's sister
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Image: Apni To Har Aah Ik Toofan Hai, Kala Bazar


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Mera Man Tera Pyaasa, Gambler (1971)

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A thriller directed by Amarjeet, Gambler did considerably well at the box office.

This film had Mohammed Rafi and Kishore both singing for Dev Anand, both of their voices complimented Anand. 

Chudi Nahi Hai Mera Dil Hai, from the same film and sung by Kishore Kumar, accentuates Dev Anand's playful demeanour.

Image: Mera Man Tera Pyaasa, Gambler


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