• Friday, December 08, 2023


Celebrate Dev Anand’s century of cinematic excellence with his timeless films on ZEE5 Global

By: Mohnish Singh

Today, we celebrate a century of charisma, talent, and timeless cinema as we mark the 100th birth anniversary of the legendary actor Dev Anand. Often hailed as the ‘eternal romantic’ and the ‘style icon’ of his era, Dev Anand left an indelible mark on Bollywood. His magnetic screen presence and ability to bring characters to life continue to enchant audiences across generations. Today, on this momentous occasion, we embark on a cinematic journey through his most iconic films, each a testament to his enduring legacy and the sheer magic he brought to the world of entertainment. Witness his cinematic magic with these titles currently streaming on ZEE5 Global.

Johny Mera Naam

Johny Mera Naam is a 1970 crime thriller film directed by Vijay Anand, starring Dev Anand, Pran, Hema Malini, Jeevan, Premnath, and others. It revolves around two sons of a police inspector who are killed by a criminal. Years later, one son goes on to become a CID officer who solves his cases by taking up different guises. He adopts the identity of Johny, a petty thief, and has himself arrested. In jail, he befriends a criminal who becomes his resource to find the main criminal. In this action-packed film, Dev Anand portrays Johny, a charismatic and resourceful character who becomes entangled in a web of crime and deception. With his charming persona and quick wit, he seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding him.

Amir Garib

Amir Garib is a 1974 Hindi drama film directed by Mohan Kumar and starring Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Ranjeet, and Sujit Kumar. Dev Anand plays the titular character, Amir Garib, a man who lives a dual life, functioning as both a magician and a thief who robs the rich to help the needy and poor. He falls for a girl but soon discovers that she is not who she claims to be.


In Joshila, Dev Anand takes on the role of Shekhar, a man wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He must navigate a world filled with danger and deceit, showcasing his determination and resilience. ‘Joshila’ is a 1973 thriller directed by Yash Chopra, starring Dev Anand, Rakhee, and Hema Malini. Amar has been sentenced for murder and is in Jailor Manmohan’s custody. Manmohan’s daughter, the beautiful poet Shalini, meets Amar and falls in love with him. As she spends time with him, she learns that he had been falsely implicated for killing the brother of his former lover. She tries her best to get Amar released and to live happily with him.

Banarasi Babu

Banarasi Babu is a 1973 Hindi film directed by Shankar Mukherjee. The film stars Dev Anand, Yogeeta Bali, and Rakhee. It follows the story of Sohan Lal (played by Dev Anand), a rich businessman who is abducted and imprisoned. When Gulabiya helps him escape from the prison, he meets with an accident. He then attempts to sort out his jeopardized life.


Patita is a 1953 Hindi drama directed by Amiya Chakrabarty, starring Dev Anand, Usha Kiran, Agha, and Lalita Pawar. It follows the story of a poor girl called Radha who is forced to beg. Nirmal, an honest man played by Dev Anand, helps her get a job. When everything seems to fall into place, Radha gets raped by her landlord. Too ashamed to tell her father or Nirmal, Radha leaves home. She’s pregnant and on the verge of committing suicide when Mastram stops her


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