Navketan Films

Navketan Films was a film production house based in Mumbai, India. Started in 1949 by actor-director and producer Dev Anand and his elder brother Chetan Anand, whose debut film, Neecha Nagar, received the Palme d'Or (Best Film) award, at the first ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Younger brother Vijay Anand, also directed numerous films for the company, like Guide (1965), Jewel Thief (1967) and Johny Mera Naam (1970). Chetan and Vijay parted ways with company later and today Dev's son Suneil Anand is currently heading the production house.[1][2][3] The last film released by Navketan films was Chargesheet in 2011 and since then this production house has not produced any more films and is no longer active.


Year Film Director Notes
1950 Afsar Chetan Anand First film of banner
1951 Baazi Guru Dutt
1952 Aandhiyan Chetan Anand
1953 Humsafar
1954 Taxi Driver Chetan Anand
1955 House No. 44 M K Burman
1956 Funtoosh Chetan Anand
1957 Nau Do Gyarah Vijay Anand
1958 Kala Pani Raj Khosla
1960 Kala Bazar Vijay Anand
1961 Hum Dono India's entry for the Berlin International Film Festival, In 2011 coloured version came
1963 Tere Ghar Ke Samne Vijay Anand
1965 Guide Vijay Anand
  • Dev Anand co-produced English version of the film with the American Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck
  • First Indian Movie Classic ever to be selected by the Cannes Committee to be showcased in ‘Cannes Classics’ at the Festival de Cannes in 2008.
  • Indian entry for Oscar
  • Won Filmfare awards in six categories
1967 Jewel Thief Vijay Anand
1970 Prem Pujari Dev Anand
1971 Tere Mere Sapne Vijay Anand
1971 Haré Raama Haré Krishna Dev Anand
1973 Shareef Budmaash Raj Khosla
1973 Chhupa Rustam Vijay Anand
1973 Heera Panna Dev Anand
1974 Ishk Ishk Ishk
1976 Jaaneman Chetan Anand
1976 Bullet Vijay Anand
1978 Des Pardes Dev Anand
1980 Lootmaar
1982 Swami Dada
1984 Anand Aur Anand
1985 Hum Naujawan
1989 Sachché Ká Bol-Bálá
1990 Awwal Number
1991 Sau Crore
1993 Pyaar Ka Tarana
1994 Gangster
1998 Main Solah Baras Ki
2001 Censor
2001 Master Suneil Anand First Martial Arts Film
2003 Love at Times Square Dev Anand
2005 Mr Prime Minister
2011 Chargesheet


  1. ^ "With Navketan Films, Anand brothers among Bollywood's first families". Economic Times. 5 December 2011.
  2. ^ "60 yrs of Dev Anand behind the scenes". Economic Times. 30 August 2009.
  3. ^ "History of a forward-looking studio". The Sunday Guardian.
  • Romancing With Life, An Autobiography, by Dev Anand. Penguin/ Viking, 2007. ISBN 0-670-08124-8.
  • Cinema Modern: Navketan Story, by Sidharth Bhatia. Harpercollins, 2011. ISBN 978-93-5029-096-5.

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