Four of legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand’s most iconic films – CID, Guide, Jewel Thief, and Johnny Mera Naam – were screened at over 50 theaters in India, on September 23 and 24. This film festival, titled Dev Anand@100 – Forever Young was organized by the Film Heritage Foundation with the National Film Development Corporation and the National Film Archive of India to celebrate the movie star’s 100th birth anniversary, which is on September 26. 

Starting in the 1940s, Dev Anand enjoyed an illustrious career in Hindi cinema, starring in multiple blockbuster films and frequently collaborating with his brother and film director Vijay Anand. For his contribution to cinema, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honor in 2001. 

In 2011, he suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away, only a few days after releasing his final film, Chargesheet.

Tanay Gokhale is a Community Reporter at India Currents through the California Local News Fellowship cohort of 2023. Born and raised in Nashik, India, he moved to the United States for graduate study in...