By ARYEMAN RAJ
He’s a visionary in the true sense of the word. Dev Anand has always made films ahead of the times, is undeterred when they fail to rake in the moolah at the box-office or garner critical acclaim. Bang on and all set to release his latest film CHARGESHEET on 30th Sept 2011, Dev saab was in his true elements at the party unveiling the promo of his film.
As usual, Dev Anand plays the protagonist role of an ex-high ranking Police Officer Gambhir Singh to investigate the high profile murder of Bollywood actress Minnie and shockingly discovers a web of sex, lies, and the infamous Bollywood-Underworld-Politician-Police nexus. A reflection of our present times, Chargesheet is a suspense drama also starring Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Divya Dutta with Riya Sen in a guest appearance and Amar Singh in a special appearance.
Dev Anand in his usual imitable style held fort of the entire party proceedings and garnered all the mileage. Not perturbed by the taunts of his earlier films not doing well, it is highly commendable that someone like him continues making films which are scripted, produced and directed by his production house. The never-say-die spirit and constant quest to launch newcomers in his films without following industry norms is Dev saab’s faith in himself as a film-maker. Hats off to him and somehow one truly hopes he rekindles the magic of his earlier successful films.