New Delhi: Sixty five years in Bollywood and six decades years of being the romantic ever-green hero, Dev Anand breathed his last in London today. What started with 'Hum Ek Hain' in 1946 finished with 'Chargesheet' in 2011. And perhaps if Dev Anand had not left us today - a few more movies were surely on the cards.
We look back at his most memorable movies:
Hum Ek Hain (1946) - This was Dev Anand's first movie as an actor. Dev Anand was working with his brother Chetan Anand as a member of the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and he was offered the movie by Prabhat Talkies. During the shooting of this movie in Pune, he met Guru Dutt and that was the beginning of a long and fruitful friendship.
Ziddi (1948) - Dev Anand was given his first break by Ashok Kumar. He spotted Anand on the sets and took him in for the Bombay Talkies production 'Ziddi'. 'Ziddi' was directed by Shaheed Latif. The movie helped the stars Dev Anand, Kamini Kaushal and Pran make their foothold in Bollywood.
Afsar (1950) - Directed by Chetan Anand, 'Afsar' was a romantic comedy produced by Dev Anand who starred in it as well. The movie co-starred Suraiya who also did the playback singing for the film.
Baazi (1951) - The crime thriller was directed by Guru Dutt and had the hit music given by SD Burman. Dev Anand'a Navketan production house produced this movie. Apparently the moive was produced by Dev Anand's house because of the promise he has made to Guru Dutt during their days of struggle. The movie starred Geeta Bali and Kalpana Kartik and is a tribute of sorts to the 40's Film Noir Hollywood which had the morally ambiguous hero. The movie was a big hit.
Jaal (1952) - 'Jaal' was Guru Dutt's second movie with Dev Anand after the success of 'Baazi'. The movie starred Geeta Bali, Dev Anand, K.N. Singh and Johnny Walker. 'Jaal' saw the beginnings of the indomitable signature style of Dev Anand.
Taxi Driver (1954) - Directed by Chetan Anand and produced by Navketan Production house, the movie starred Dev Anand, Kalpana Kathik and Johnny Walker. The movie was a runaway hit of its times. The story was about a taxu driver in Mumbai and his adventures in the Bombay of the 1950's.
Insaniyat (1955) - 'Insaniyat' was produced and directed by SS Vasan. The film starred The film stars Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Bina Rai, Jayant and Shobhana Samarth. A remake of a 1950's Tamil movie - it was the only production that starred Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand together.
Funtoosh (1956) - Directed by Chetan Anand the movie starred Dev Anand and Sheila Ramani. The music was given by Sachin Dev Burman.
C.I.D (1956) - Produced by Guru Dutt, it was directed by Raj Khosla, 'C.I.D' was a crime thriller. The movie starred Dev Anand, Shakila, Johnny Walker, K. N. Singh and Waheeda Rehman. Dev Anand played the role of a police inspector in the movie.
Paying Guest (1957) - Directed by Subodh Mukherjee, the movie starred Dev Anand, Nutan and Shobha Khote. The lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. 'Paying Guest' was the second hit film of the team of Mukherjee, Hussain, Dev Anand and SD Burman, who had created the successful 'Munimji', two years earlier.
Nau Do Gyarah (1957) - The movie marked the directorial debut of Vijay Anand, Dev Anand's brother. 'Nau Do Gyarah' starred Dev Anand, Shakeela, Kalpana Kartik, Madan Puri, Shashikala and Jeevan. It had the hit song - 'Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke…'
Solva Saal (1958) - The Hemant Kumar song 'Hain apna dil to awara' is a part of this movie. The movie starred Waheeda Rahman, Dev Anand and Pran. The Aamir Khan-Pooja Bhatt movie, 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin' was inspired from this movie.
Kalapani (1958) - Directed by Raj Khosla, the movie was based on the AJ Cronin novel, 'Beyond This Place'. The movie starred Dev Anand, Madhubala and Nalini Jaywant. The movie had the famous song 'Acha ji main hari chalo'.
Kala Bazar (1960) - Was written by Vijay Anand who also had a role in the movie. The film starred Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Nanda, Chetan Anand, Madan Puri, Leela Chitnis and Helen. The music was by SD Burman. This movie had the guest appearance by Dilip Kumar, Geeta Dutt, Guru Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Sohrab Modi, Mohammed Rafi, Nargis, Nadira and Nimmi, in one particular scene.
Jaali Note (1960) - Directed by Shakti Samanta, the movie was based on the scam of counterfeit money. The movie starred Dev Anand along with Madhubala, Om Prakash, Madan Puri and Helen.
Bombai ka Baboo (1960) - Written by Rajinder Singh Bedi and directed by Raj Khosla - the movie has Suchitra Sen making a rare appearance in Bollywood.
Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961) - The movie has been written, produced, and directed by Nasir Hussain. The movie starred Asha Parekh and Dev Anand. Pran plays the villain in the movie.
Hum Dono (1961) - The movie was directed by Amarjeet and written by Vijay Anand. The movie had Dev Anand in a double role, and also had Nanda, Sadhana and Leela Chitnis. The movie was relaunched in colour exactly after 50 years on 4th February 2011.
Asli Naqli (1962) - Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed this movie that starred Dev Anand alongside Sadhana, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain, Sandhya Roy and Keshto Mukherjee. The movie was a huge box office hit.
Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963) - Written and directed by Vijay Anand the movie was produced by Dev Anand and starred Nutan, Rajindernath and Om Prakash. It was a comedy movie that came with a social message.
Teen Devian (1965) - The movie had Dev Anand starring opposite three heroines - Simi Garewal, Nanda and Kalpana. The music of the moive was one of the last few masterpieces od SD Burman.
Guide (1965) - Directed by Vijay Anand this famous movie starred Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel, 'The Guide', by R K Narayan. The movie was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, 42 years after its release.
Jewel Thief (1967) - Produced by Navketan films and directed by Vijay Anand - this hit flick starred Dev Anand, Vyjayantimala, Ashok Kumar, Tanuja, Faryal, Anju Mahendru, Sachin, and Helen. Tanuja bagged the Filmfare for the Best Supporting Actress for this film. The movie had a great number of hit songs to its credit.
Prem Pujari (1970) - This movie was written and directed by Dev Anand himself. The movie starred Waheeda Rehman, Shatrughan Sinha, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri, Amrish Puri and Dev Anand. The movie had the hit songs - 'Dil Ki Kalam Se' and 'Rangeela Re'.
Johny Mera Naam (1970) - Directed by Vijay Anand, the movie starred Dev Aand and Pran playing the role of two brothers separated at childhood. The movie that is considered a Dev Anand classic also starred Hema Malini, Jeevan, Premnath, IS Johar and Iftekhar also star in this movie. The movie made Hema Malini in to a star.
Tere Mere Sapne (1971) - Produced by Dev Anand, and written and directed by his brother Vijay Anand for Navketan Films, the movie also starred Vijay, Mumtaz, and Hema Malini. The story was based on AJ Cronin's novel - 'The Citadel'.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) - Starring Zeenat Aman and Dev Anand - the movie was a super hit. The songs 'Dum Maro Dum' and 'Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka' are still famous. Zeenat Aman won the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress for her role. The film also starred Mumtaz.
Heera Panna (1973) - Written, produced and directed by Dev Anand, the film stars Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee, Rehman and Jeevan The film's music is composed by RD Burman. The movie had the famous song - 'Panna ki Tamanna hai ki Heera mujhe mil jaaye'.
Des Pardes (1978) - The movie produced and directed by Dev Anand was the debut movie for Tina Munim. The movie also had Ajit, Pran, Amjad Khan, Shreeram Lagoo, Tom Alter, Bindu, Prem Chopra, AK Hangal, Sujit Kumar, Mehmood and Paintal in supporting cast. Dev Anand chose Rajesh Roshan to direct the music of the film.
Swami Dada (1982) - This movie was the first screen debut for Jackie Shroff. The movie starred Naseeruddin Shah, Mithin Chackraborty, Padmini Kholapure, newcomer Christine O'Neil and Dev Anand.
Awwal Number (1990) - The movie based on cricket was directed by the 67 year old Dev Anand who also starred in the movie. He played the role of DIG Vikrma Singh in the movie that starred Aditya Pancholi and Aamir Khan.
Return of Jewel Thief (1996) - A sequel of sorts to the 1967 movie - this movie starred Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra and Jackie Shroff.
Censor (2001) - Starring Hema Malini, Jacky Shroff and Dev Anand - the movie was directed and produced by Dev Anand.
Charge Sheet (2011) - Directed by Dev Anand, starring Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah and Divya Dutta in lead roles, while Riya Sen appears in an item-number - is Dev Anand's last role on screen and will now be his last movie. The movie released September 2011.