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Besides directing films that have become indelible classics (Guide, Teesri Manzil, Johnny Mera Naam), the late Vijay Anand was a whirlwind who revolutionised our notions of that Hindi film staple: the songs.

Anand created a frieze of images around the actors -- with long shots, plush backdrops, frenzied intercutting and a certain subtextual busyness -- that captivated the eye like never before.

rediff.com trains the arclights on six super sizzlers from the Anand repertoire.

Text: Dinesh Raheja
Design: Uday Kuckian

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