This Article is From Dec 15, 2011

Mehboob studio to hold memorial service for Dev Anand

Mehboob studio to hold memorial service for Dev Anand

Highlights

  • A memorial service will be held at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, tomorrow for legendary actor, producer and director Dev Anand who died in London on December 3.
  • He was cremated locally at Putney Vale cemetery and crematorium in London, last Saturday.
  • Dev Anand’s son Suneil, who landed in Mumbai yesterday and then travelled to Nashik in the afternoon to immerse his father’s ashes in the Godavari River today said Dev Anand's 1965 movie, Guide, probably his most popular, is to be re-released in a technically superior version.
  • Suneil revealed, "An American company has restored Guide. It's being converted to wide screen and we will do a fresh soundtrack, maybe in the Czech Republic (where full scale orchestras are available to undertake such challenges at reasonable cost)."
  • Among projects that were under way but will now need completing is the re-release of Guide, which was scripted and directed by Dev Anand's younger brother, Vijay. The story of Raju, the tourist guide, remains one of Dev Anand's most popular films, with Waheeda Rehman as his leading lady and memorable music by S D Burman.
  • "It's a big, big responsibility, the world is watching me, I will have to live up to their expectations," said Suneil.
  • At Dev Anand's funeral at Putney Vale cemetery and crematorium on Saturday, one fan stood with a makeshift banner, which summed up his sentiments. These were: "Evergreen. Raju Guide." Barely 100 of the 300 or so people who turned up for the service were able to squeeze into the tiny chapel.
  • Dev Anand's widow, Kalpana Karthik (Mona), came from Mumbai but stayed away from the cremation service.
  • In his eulogy, Dev Anand's nephew, Tony Sarin, suggested others might help in giving new life to his legacy. "He inspired Shekhar Kapur the son of his late sister Sheila Kapoor; Ketan Anand, the son of his late brother, Chetan Anand; and Vibhu Anand, who is the son of his late brother, Vijay Anand. Together the three legendary Anand brothers were the great triumvirate of Indian cinema and came together to create one of its most successful and iconic production houses, Navketan Films, which was in 1949."
  • Invite to the memorial service Memorial Service for the late Shri. Dev Anand
  • It is with deep regret that we notify you of the passing away of my dear and respected Father, the late, great Shri. Dev Anand ji, on the 3rd December 2011 in London. The funeral (Antim Sanskar) was performed peacefully by his close family and friends on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in London.
  • A Memorial Service has also been organised to pay tribute and pray for the peace and sadgati of the departed soul. You are all kindly invited to attend the service with your family and friends.
  • Venue: Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai.
  • Date: Friday December 16, 2011.
  • Time: 5 pm to 7 pm, IST
  • With grateful thanks,
  • Yours lovingly,
  • Suneil, Mona, Devina, Gina and
  • the entire Anand Family.
Mumbai: A memorial service will be held at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, tomorrow for legendary actor, producer and director Dev Anand who died in London on December 3.

He was cremated locally at Putney Vale cemetery and crematorium in London, last Saturday.

Dev Anand's son Suneil, who landed in Mumbai yesterday and then travelled to Nashik in the afternoon to immerse his father's ashes in the Godavari River today said Dev Anand's 1965 movie, Guide, probably his most popular, is to be re-released in a technically superior version.

Suneil revealed, "An American company has restored Guide. It's being converted to wide screen and we will do a fresh soundtrack, maybe in the Czech Republic (where full scale orchestras are available to undertake such challenges at reasonable cost)."

Among projects that were under way but will now need completing is the re-release of Guide, which was scripted and directed by Dev Anand's younger brother, Vijay. The story of Raju, the tourist guide, remains one of Dev Anand's most popular films, with Waheeda Rehman as his leading lady and memorable music by S D Burman.

"It's a big, big responsibility, the world is watching me, I will have to live up to their expectations," said Suneil.

At Dev Anand's funeral at Putney Vale cemetery and crematorium on Saturday, one fan stood with a makeshift banner, which summed up his sentiments. These were: "Evergreen. Raju Guide." Barely 100 of the 300 or so people who turned up for the service were able to squeeze into the tiny chapel.

Dev Anand's widow, Kalpana Karthik (Mona), came from Mumbai but stayed away from the cremation service.

In his eulogy, Dev Anand's nephew, Tony Sarin, suggested others might help in giving new life to his legacy. "He inspired Shekhar Kapur the son of his late sister Sheila Kapoor; Ketan Anand, the son of his late brother, Chetan Anand; and Vibhu Anand, who is the son of his late brother, Vijay Anand. Together the three legendary Anand brothers were the great triumvirate of Indian cinema and came together to create one of its most successful and iconic production houses, Navketan Films, which was in 1949."

Invite to the memorial serviceMemorial Service for the late Shri. Dev Anand

It is with deep regret that we notify you of the passing away of my dear and respected Father, the late, great Shri. Dev Anand ji, on the 3rd December 2011 in London. The funeral (Antim Sanskar) was performed peacefully by his close family and friends on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in London.

A Memorial Service has also been organised to pay tribute and pray for the peace and sadgati of the departed soul. You are all kindly invited to attend the service with your family and friends.

Venue: Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai.
Date: Friday December 16, 2011.
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm, IST
With grateful thanks,
Yours lovingly,
Suneil, Mona, Devina, Gina and
the entire Anand Family.