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DEV ANAND - Was the lead hero of a Hollywood Film in 1970. (Did You Know - 40)
07 Nov, 2012 | Did You Know!

The Evil WithinThe sincere, die-hard fans of the “Evergreen Dev Anand” might know about this rare fact but for many young friends here, it should be a fascinating trivia that the one & only Dev Saab also featured in an American film along with Zeenat Aman and Kieu Chinh, a leading lady from Vietnem in the year 1970. In fact, Zeenat Aman was signed for "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" (1971), after Dev Saab chose her to feature in this English film as one of his leading ladies. So before the cult movie HRHK, Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman actually appeared together on the screen in this Hollywood venture.

The crime melodrama titled THE EVIL WITHIN was a 20th Century Fox production, produced by Rolf Bayer and Directed by Lamberto V. Avellana. Though the IMDB page states it as a Philippines movie but originally it was an English language film which was later dubbed and released in Philippines. Plus it was also reportedly known as “Passport To Danger” being its alternative title. Interestingly the cinematographer of this Hollywood film was Fali Mistry who was a close associate of Dev Anand in many of his films of those times including GUIDE (1965).
But as an experiment the film didn’t do that well at the box office and therefore coudnt reach millions of Dev Anand fans in India. And due to this very reason it also got lost in the shining cloud of other memorable films featuring the maestro in that Golden Era of Indian Cinema.

Still I strongly wish to see this worth watching experiment from long but am not able to find any source till date. So if any of our friends here can give us some information about its DVD release or any other source to watch it then it would be simply great and I would be highly obliged for this kind gesture.
Cheers!

(Along with this another worth watching film is the English version of Dev Anand's GUIDE which is also not available anywhere at this moment. But I did find this short clip of the film at Youtube (at the following link) which clearly gives you an idea of the whole film made in English simultaneously.)

Link : http://youtu.be/DCukXQ6ZnXg 

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07 Nov 2012 / Comments ( 24 )
amit joshi

Very nice information,
Bobby can you tell us any actor other than Devanand who did all his film as a solo hero (in bollywood and hollywood) because we never saw Devanand with any lead hero in his entire career (he did some movies with pran and ashok kumar but not with any leading hero like Dilip kumar, Rajender Kumar, Rajkapoor or any other...........can you tell the reason Why?

Bobby Sing

Hi Amit,
You have got a valid point here and as I can remember you wrote this earlier too.
But we couldn discuss it further as I must have missed out the reply that time so I would love to explain it here.

When in the 70s the new trend of Multi-starrer movies began then Dev Anand was not a big supporter of it and felt uncomfortable in acting in a multi starcast project due to his own personal outlook. And that was also one of the reason why he began making his own projects with himself being there as the Solo hero post the 70s.

However unfortunately most of those films couldnt do well as they were actually pretty weak films in reality.
But that doesnt stop anyone like me to keep loving the one and only Dev Anand as always.

Cheers!

Amit Joshi

Thank you very much for the information.........so the multistarrer trend started after 70's........I didn't notice :)

Regards,
Amit Joshi

Bobby Sing

Yeah Amit, The trend actually started post B.R.Chopra's produced and Yash Chopra directed film WAQT which came in 1965. And then its success lead to more such projects in the 70s.

Cheers!

sandeep kumar sinha
Thank you for the information. Have you found any link to this movie yet? If yes then please post the link!!!
Bobby Sing

 The pleasure is all mine Sandeep to share this with all fans of Dev Saab. 
However I have still not found any link or source to see it but would surely let you know if I do get one.
Cheers & Keep Visiting.
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sandeep kumar sinha

Thanks a lot!! Will do the same in case I find it!

Bobby Sing

Thanks and Cheers to that!

Dev Fan
Dev Anand did act with Dilip Kumar in one film ... in the 50s ... Insaniyat.

I too am keen on watching The Evil Within ... I had seen a few pics but that's all.
Bobby Sing

We all wish to see it Dev Fan.
So do let us know if you ever get hold of any source or link in the future.

Cheers!

Naresh I P Singh

There Was Movie In Which Dev Anand Worked With Dilip Kumar The Name Of The Movie Was Insaniyat The Villan In This Movie Was Jyant Amjad Khans Father.

 

Bobby Sing

Dear Naresh I P Singh,
Thanks for visiting and writing your valuable comment here.
I hope you would love reading more articles in the various other sections of the site too.

Cheers!

lalit singh

Bobby have you found any dvd or clippings of movie THE EVIL WITHIN of Dev Anand. If you find please do provide it to me.

Bobby Sing

Dear Lalit,
I am still looking for the same and have requested many friends for it too but haven't been lucky yet.
However will surely inform all as soon as I get something.

So keep visiting!
Cheers!
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Shahil Shah
Anybody who finds the DVD/CD or even VCD for Dev Saab's movie then please post it here.

Long Live Dev Saab :)
Bobby Sing

I am too waiting for the same Shahil Shah and hope someone does gives us the good news soon.
Cheers!

RAJKUMAR AKELA
I AM A DIE HARD FAN OF DEV SAHAB.

I HAVE SEEN ALMOST ALL HIS FILMS.

BUT I HAVE MISSED THIS HOLLYWOOD FILM "THE EVIL WITHIN".

I GOT A CHANCE TO MEET DEV SAHAB IN 1996 AT HIS NAVKETAN OFFICE IN MUMBAI.

I WILL BE HIGHLY OBLIGED IF SOMEONE SHARES IT WITH ME.

I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO A REPLY TILL MY LAST BREATH.

THANKS.

-RAJKUMAR AKELA

rajkumar.akela@yahoo.com
(9845124321)
Bobby Sing

Hi Rajkumar Akela,
Great to know that you love Dev Saab so much and have been a true admirer of his from decades.
Unfortunately I have not been able to trace the movie till now but as soon as I get to it,I would certainly inform all the true fans of the veteran at the earliest.
So just pray and hope that we can reach the film somehow in the coming days.

Till then keep visiting and writing in,
Cheers!
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Elliot James
The Evil Within was shown on the Fox Movie Channel in the States. So they have a good print. I wasn't able to copy because ATT Uverse blocks recording.
Bobby Sing

Thats Good new Elliot, so may be one day we in India would also be able to see it.
Thanks for this valuabe update.
Cheers!

Danny

You can find a trailer of the movie at YouTube. You may purchase a DVD-R from the person who uploaded it.

Bobby Sing

Would surely try to do that Danny and hopefully get to see it.

Keep Visiting and Writing in,
Cheers!

Ashwin Bahl

Hey folks
If you have not seen already, your dream just came true, just like mine, the full film can be grabbed from my Googledrive here.. Fans of Dev and other veterans REJOICE......

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwwJaNa8F6b4OVRqVm9YV01oMGc/view?usp=sharing

Cheers!

Bobby Sing

Dear Ashwin,
The film was uploaded on Youtube by one of our friends only.
But thanks a lot for making a mention here as I had missed updating the article since the recent upload.
Cheers!

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