Prabhat Talkies, one of the Hindi films’ guiding lights in its early days, was skeptical about Dev Anand’s mannerism when they offered him the lead role in Hum Ek Hain (1946).
In fact, nobody was sure about his star power at the ticket window till Ziddi (1948) hit theatres. But, from there onwards, he became a phenomenon. An actor who knew what style meant.
While his style was a hit among his legion of fans, there were rumours too about why he wouldn’t wear black suits in normal life till his last days.
So, what was so special about a thin guy with a unique hairdo? We try to explain the first superstar’s mannerism in GIFs.
You may find his way of speaking a bit dramatic, but it was a great tool to fetch attention. Who wouldn’t listen to a person with so much swag?
Will you not buy ice-cream from this vendor?
His coolness will kill you before you blink.
Smoking is injurious to health, more so when you enjoy it like Dev Anand!
Well, that cap could get this kind of reaction.
No, he isn’t drunk.