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Vijay 'Goldie' Anand was primarily the reason why #DevAnand continued to shine beyond the 1950s and #ShammiKapoor got his most enduring memory in 'Teesri Manzil'

Born on this day in 1934, Goldie Anand remains one of the greatest ever filmmakers ever.
A mastercraftsman, Goldie Anand at 19 wrote 'Taxi Driver' that became the first big hit of his elder brother Dev Anand's production house, Navketan, and also his eldest brother's, Chetan Anand, first commercial success.
A dew years later while driving to a location, Kalpana Kartik, who had married Dev Anand after 'Taxi Driver,' asked Goldie to entertain her. Goldie narrated what became 'Nau Do Gyarah.

Dev Anand was in the car too but Goldie narrated on the condition that he'd direct the film.
Vijay Anand's 'Kala Bazar' adds to the iconic Dev Anand persona that emerged post-1950s' noir-inspired films 'Baazi', 'CID' and 'Jaal.'

A successful black marketer is in a dilemma after falling for a morally upright girl. Also, the only film to feature all three Anand brothers
Goldie Anand's great body of work often makes 'Tere Ghar Ke Saamne' an afterthought

The film where an architect (Dev Anand) balances emotions while working on adjoining plots to keep his father and his lover's (Nutan) father happy still remains fresh even after nearly 60-years.
The 1960s were truly the 'Goldie era' - 'Kala Bazar' (1960) and 'Tere Ghar Ke Samne' (1963), 'Guide' (1965), 'Teesri Manzil' (1966), 'Jewel Thief' (1967)

Kahin Aur Chal (1968) might've joined the list. The producer reportedly wanted it to fail.

Pearl Buck suggested R.K. Narayan's 'The Guide' instead when Dev Anand expressed interest in adapting her book, 'The Good Earth'

'Guide' had many possible directors like Raj Khosla to Chetan Anand, finally, Vijay Anand's writing and directing transformed it into a masterpiece
One of the breeziest entertainers, 'Teesri Manzil' underwent a change both behind as well as in front of the camera.

Shammi Kapoor replaced Dev sahab and Goldie Anand took over the reins from Nasir Husain. The rest is history.
A film made by Vijay Anand to get out of the post-'Guide' heaviness, 'Jewel Thief', remains the greatest capers ever in Indian cinema.

A masterclass in storytelling unlike any, the film's near-perfect screenplay and mise-en-scène firmly establish Goldie Anand all-around genius.
Shifting gears with the times, the 1970s saw Vijay Anand experiment with the thriller-caper genre.

In 'Johny Mera Naam' (1970), 'Chupa Rustum' (1973) and 'Blackmail' (1973), Goldie adopted elements of pulp fiction and noir in an Indian context to create a new kind of template.
Perhaps the most underrated Vijay Anand film, 'Tere Mere Sapne' (1971) is also the last of the great Dev Anand performances.

Adapted from A.J. Cronin's novel 'The Citadel', the film features a restrained Dev Anand, a poignant Mumtaz along with a stellar Hema Malini cameo.
Vijay Anand, the 'actor', front-lined films such as 'Kora Kagaz' (1974), 'Double Cross' (1972), 'Chor Chor' (1974) with a standout performance in 'Tere Mere Sapne.'
The 1980s were a tough time for many filmmakers from the 1950s and 1960s such as Raj Khosla and Vijay Anand.

In hindsight, ‘Ram Balram‘ (1980) and ‘Rajput’ (1982) seem befitting of the era, and even passable, but look closer and you see how Vijay Anand’s not all there.
What would have happened to Goldie Anand’s career in the 1980s had he managed to get ‘Ek Do Teen Chaar’ going?

The film was to feature Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Rishi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Amjad Khan, Tina Munim, and Rakhee.
For an entire generation, Vijay Anand was always be the ace detective Sam De’Silva from ‘Tehkikaat’ who cracked impossible cases.

The series had a successful run on Doordarshan and also introduced to the world Saurabh Shukla, who played Sam’s partner Gopichand.
Vijay Anand also served as the Chairman of the CBFC and wanted to initiate some revolutionary changes.

Derided for suggesting an ‘X’ rating certification, which would help keep a check on what was being exhibited, he resigned from the post.

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