Vijay Anand (Hindi film maker)

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Vijay Anand
Born (1934-01-22)22 January 1934
Gurdaspur, Punjab, India[1]
Died 23 February 2004(2004-02-23) (aged 70)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Other names Goldie Anand
Years active 1954–1998
Spouse(s) Sushma Anand
Children Vaibhav Anand
Awards Filmfare Best Director Award:Guide (1965)
Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Guide (1965)
Filmfare Best Editing Award: Johnny Mera Naam (1970)

Vijay Anand (Hindi: विजय आनंद, Punjabi: ਵਿਜੇ ਆਨੰਦ; 22 January 1934 – 23 February 2004), also known as Goldie Anand, was an Indian filmmaker, producer, screen writer, editor, and actor, who is known for acclaimed films like Guide (1965) and Johny Mera Naam (1970).[2] He made most of his films for the in-house banner Navketan Films and is part of the Anand family.

Biography[edit]

Vijay Anand was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India to well-to-do advocate Pishori Lal Anand. He was the youngest of the four Anand siblings, including producer and director Chetan Anand and Dev Anand, one of the greatest and most beloved of Hindi film stars, his sister is Sheela Kanta Kapur, who is the mother of acclaimed Indian film director Shekhar Kapur.[3]

Though Vijay Anand has had a career as an actor, screenwriter, editor, and producer, he will primarily be remembered as a director. In 1957, he made his directorial debut with Nau Do Gyarah, which he shot in 40 days.[4]

Some of his successful movies as director are Johny Mera Naam (1970), Jewel Thief (1967), Teesri Manzil (1966), Kala Bazar (1960), Ram Balram, Rajput. Teesri Manzil, which he made for producer Nasir Hussain, was his first non-Navketan film as a director. Some of his major films are Tere Mere Sapne (1971) and Guide (1965). Guide, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman is Vijay Anand's most critically acclaimed movie. It is based on R.K. Narayan's novel The Guide. Navketan attempted an international release of a remake of Guide without much success.[citation needed]

Vijay Anand is known for his stylish song picturization, like "O Haseena" (Teesri Manzil ), "Kaaton Se Kheech" (Guide ) and "Honthon Mein Aisi Baat" (Jewel Thief ) numbers.[5]

As an actor, his most memorable roles were in films Haqeeqat (1964), Kora Kagaz (1974), in which he starred opposite Jaya Bachchan, and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978). 'Chor Chor' was a song-less thriller where Leena Chandavarkar was his heroine. He acted in 'Ghoonghroo Ki Aawaz', 'Double Cross' and 'Chhupa Rustam.'

To the younger generation of the 1990s he is also known for playing detective Sam in the television series Tehkikaat (1994).

He served a short stint as the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, India's censor board, a position from which he resigned, in 2002, after he ran into ideological differences with the government over introduction of ratings for adult movies.[6]

He caused a major controversy by marrying his much younger niece.[7] He was in the inner circle of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.[8]

Goldie, as he was affectionately called, died on 23 February 2004 due to a heart attack. He was aged 70.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

Year Title Production company Notes
1957 Nau Do Gyarah Navketan Films
  • Directorial Debut
1960 Kala Bazar Navketan Films
1963 Tere Ghar Ke Samne
1965 Guide
1966 Teesri Manzil
1967 Jewel Thief
1968 Kahin Aur Chal
1970 Johny Mera Naam
1971 Tere Mere Sapne
1973 Black Mail
1973 Chhupa Rustam
1976 Bullet
1978 Snehikkan Samayamilla Sundarlal Nahata
  • Malayalam
1978 Adavukal Pathinettu C.V.Hariharan, R.S. Prabhu
  • Malayalam
1979 Aavesam C.V.Hariharan, R.S.Prabhu Jayan, Sheela, M.N. Nambiar
  • Malayalam
1979 Angakkuri C.V.Hariharan Jayan, Sukumaran
  • Malayalam
1980 Ram Balram
1980 Ek Do Teen Chaar
1982 Rajput
1982 Chilanthivala Sanjay Productions
  • Malayalam
1983 Deeparadhana TKB's Prem Nazir, M.G. Soman
  • Malayalam
1983 Nadi Muthal Nadi Vare Eeraly Mammootty, Ratheesh
  • Malayalam
1983 Bandham Mohan Sharma Prem Nazir, Madhu, Lakshmi
  • Malayalam
1988 Main Tere Liye

Legacy[edit]

Sriram Raghavan's Johnny Gaddar, a noir style thriller is dedicated to his influence on the Hindi noir/thriller genre. It also pays tribute to him in a scene in which his movie Johny Mera Naam is being watched by a character and there he takes the name johnny to hide his identity.

A retrospective of his films was held at International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held at Goa in 2007.[10]

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