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Deven Varma is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 23 october 1937

Deven Varma

Deven Varma
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Nationality Inde
Birth 23 october 1937
Death 2 december 2014 (at 77 years)
Awards Filmfare Awards

Deven Varma (23 October 1937 – 2 December 2014) was an Indian film and television actor, particularly known for his comic roles, with directors like Basu Chatterji, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar. He has also produced and directed some films including Besharam. He has won Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor and Angoor, the last being directed by Gulzar and still considered one of Bollywood's best comedies.


Deven Varma est né dans le district de Kutch, au Gujarat (Raj britannique), le 23 octobre 1937 et mort à Pune (Maharashtra, en Inde) le 2 décembre 2014.

Deven Varma a travaillé avec des réalisateurs comme Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee et Gulzar. Il a aussi produit et réalisé quelques films dont Besharam.

Il a remporté plusieurs prix Filmfare du meilleur acteur comique dans un film en hindi pour ses rôles dans Chori Mera Kaam, Chor Ke Ghar Chor et Angoor, ce dernier film tourné sous la direction de Gulzar et considéré comme l'une des meilleures comédies produite à Bollywood.

Usually with

Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(22 films)
A. K. Hangal
A. K. Hangal
(16 films)
Aruna Irani
Aruna Irani
(18 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Deven Varma (123 films)

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Calcutta Mail, 2h7
Directed by Sudhir Mishra
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Manisha Koirala, Sayaji Shinde, Saurabh Shukla, Satish Kaushik
Rating57% 2.8519852.8519852.8519852.8519852.851985
Avinash (Anil Kapoor) comes to Calcutta to search for his only son and finds himself engulfed with too many people interested in him. His only lead is a telephone number given to him by a cop before coming to Calcutta.
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, 2h39
Directed by Sanjay Gadhvi
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Uday Chopra, Tulip Joshi, Jimmy Shergill, Bipasha Basu, Dina Pathak, Deven Varma
Rating54% 2.7028152.7028152.7028152.7028152.702815
Sanjay Malhotra (Uday Chopra) is living in Mumbai with his friend Ria (Bipasha Basu). He receives a phone call from his childhood friend Anjali Sharma (Tulip Joshi) who shocks him with the news that she is getting married. Unfortunately Sanjay has loved Anjali for years. Jealous and frustrated Sanjay makes his way to Anjali with one intention - to stop her marriage.
Kya Kehna
Kya Kehna (2000)
, 2h35
Directed by Kundan Shah
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Chandrachur Singh, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Mamik Singh
Rating58% 2.900772.900772.900772.900772.90077
The story is about Priya Bakshi (Preity Zinta), the daughter of Gulshan (Anupam Kher) and Rohini Bakshi (Farida Jalal). Priya's parents, brothers and best friend, Ajay (Chandrachur Singh) love and support her. Ajay is secretly in love with her, and wishes to marry her in the future. But as she enters her first year in college, she catches the eye of Rahul (Saif Ali Khan) who quickly becomes attracted to her. She succumbs to his charm but her brothers and parents are unsure about Rahul. His womanizing worries them and they tell her to stay away from him. However, Priya is unable to leave Rahul. She convinces her parents to meet him but when they talk about marriage he backs off and he leaves Priya. Priya is devastated but moves on with her life. She later learns that she is pregnant with Rahul's child. Her parents go back to Rahul to talk about marriage but to their shock he refuses to marry her. Priya is faced with a decision, and she chooses to keep the child. Her decision prompts her father to chuck her out the house. Alone and neglected Priya is devastated. Later; however her parents and brothers find it hard to live without her and they bring her back. But now she has to face the society and overcome the disdain of her neighbors, among others. Society virtually ostracizes her and her family. Upon going back to college she finds out that all of her friends now mock her, and girls prefer to stay away from her due to her bleak character. During all this time Ajay sticks by her like a true savior, and Priya starts falling for him. With his support and with the courage she was nurturing in her womb, she makes people realize that she isn't a fornicator, but a girl who loved someone immensely. She could have gotten rid of the child she holds in her body, but she didn't because her child was a being and not a piece of trash. She says that if only she had gotten married, maybe the scenarios would have been different, maybe her child would have been loved and valued, rather than abused and insulted. With these words, she eventually gains the support of those who had earlier disrespected her. Her friends finally accepted her the way they did before and she was having a back to normal life. At the same time she manages to change Rahul's views as well and he decides to marry her. in a fit of a moment, Ajay and Rahul both propose her. Priya, who had already started feeling for Ajay selects him over Rahul stating a spineless guy like Rahul can never be a reliable husband.
Heera Lal Panna Lal, 2h10
Actors Mithun Chakraborty, Johnny Lever, Mohan Joshi, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, Deven Varma
Rating38% 1.943111.943111.943111.943111.94311
Heeralal Pannalal is a comedy entertainer with Mithun and Johnny stars in Parallal roles. It is the story of 'two sets' of 'twins' and both has been named as Heeralal and Pannalal, set out in search of love and adventure, but they are quite unaware of the presence of the another 'set' of Heeralal and Pannalal.
2001: Do Hazaar Ek
Directed by Raj N. Sippy
Genres Drama
Actors Dimple Kapadia, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Rajat Bedi, Suresh Oberoi, Gulshan Grover
Roles Billu's uncle
Rating39% 1.9554951.9554951.9554951.9554951.955495
Following the brutal slaying of a call-girl named Julie in Bombay city, two police inspectors, namely Anil Sharma and Rajat Bedi, are assigned to investigate and bring the culprit(s) to book. Anil & Rajat note that the killer leaves "2001" marked on the body of the victim. Anil comes to know that the man staying in Julie's room is a prominent Member of State Parliament, Ramaswamy, and would like to list him as a suspect. Julie's death is followed by more killings in the same style, and killed are Advocates Sarkari and Kajal, and a man named Krishna Rao. Then Ramaswamy himself is attacked, but survives and is hospitalized. When he regains consciousness for a brief period of time, he points an accusing finger at Rajat and then relapses. Not wanting to take any chance, Police Commissioner Malik has Rajat under house arrest. Then Anil comes across some evidence that links the killing to none other than Malik himself, while Rajat starts to gather together evidence against Anil.
Salaakhen (1998)

Genres Drama, Action
Actors Sunny Deol, Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Amrish Puri, Deven Varma
Roles Giri Rao
Rating54% 2.709582.709582.709582.709582.70958
Kandivli-based Sachidanand Agnihotri is a honest school-teacher, who has always faced problems due to his honesty, first with Poornima School; then in a Government school, and now he has come forward to testify against the sexual assault and murder of a young woman from Worli. Sachidanand points an accusing finger at Nagesh, the son of prominent and influential Jaspal Rana. Sachidanand's family, which consists of his wife, Gayetri, and son, Vishal, attempt in vain to talk him out of testifying. The Police are forced to arrest Nagesh and hold him in a cell. Then the Police, headed by a corrupt Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kamble, attempt to intimidate Sachidanand and follow him everywhere on the pretext of protecting him. Sachidanand is literally driven out of his mind, and on the day of the testimony, Nagesh's lawyer, Ashok Pradhan, confuses him to such an extent that Sachidanand kills himself. Vishal, who is being held in prison for assaulting several policemen, breaks out, abducts Nagesh, and then kills Ashok Pradhan. When Kamble comes to Nagesh's rescue, Vishal kills both of them. He then hunts down Jaspal and eventually kills him. On the run from the Police, he recruits prominent advocate, Khurana, who defends him and gets him acquitted. After the acquittal, instead of thanking his lawyer, Vishal surprisingly kills him in open court.
Udaan (1997)

Directed by Asrani
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Rekha, Saif Ali Khan, Prem Chopra, Madhoobala Shah, Dalip Tahil, Mohan Joshi
Roles Madhu's Uncle (Mama)
Rating37% 1.88821.88821.88821.88821.8882
A wealthy industrialist is killed by a villainous trio. The industrialist's daughter Varsha (Rekha) slowly starts to unravel the truth about her father's death, she is quickly disposed off to an asylum. Varsha escapes from there with the help of a man named Raja (Saif Ali Khan). Now, Varsha and Raja together start on a difficult journey to bring the villains to justice. The film with other subjects also deals with product Adulteration and injustice in society.
Dil To Pagal Hai, 3h
Directed by Yash Chopra
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Farida Jalal, Yash Chopra
Roles Ajay's father
Rating69% 3.499243.499243.499243.499243.49924
Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and Nisha (Karisma Kapoor) are members of a massive dance troupe. They are the best of friends, although Nisha is secretly in love with Rahul. Rahul announces his desire to direct a musical named Maya. The members of the troupe, including Nisha, have their doubts about the title character when Rahul describes "Maya" as a girl who believes in true love and waits for her prince charming who will surely turn up and take her away.Meanwhile, Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) also has a passion for dancing. Having been orphaned at a young age, she has been raised by close friends of her parents.
Ishq (1997)
, 2h42
Directed by Indra Kumar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Shweta Menon, Dalip Tahil
Roles Behram
Rating67% 3.398813.398813.398813.398813.39881
Ranjit Rai (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) and Harbanslal (Dalip Tahil) are two wealthy business magnates who despise the poor. Thus, they decide their children, Ajay (Ajay Devgan) and Madhu (Juhi Chawla), will marry wealthy spouses. They try to break their children's friendship with Raja (Aamir Khan) and Kajal (Kajol), who are both poor. They fix up Ajay's marriage with Madhu and send Ajay to meet Madhu. As fate would have it, Ajay falls in love with Kajal instead and Raja and Madhu fall in love. This angers the two men, and they try to bribe Raja and Kajal into leaving Madhu and Ajay. When this doesn't work, they try to get Raja and Kajal killed. When the children realize what their fathers really did, they refuse to back down, their determination set in stone.
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, 3h12
Directed by Umesh Mehra
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Rekha, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Gulshan Grover, Inder Kumar, Dolly Bindra
Rating59% 2.99972.99972.99972.99972.9997
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi is about the deadly game of survival in a ruthless world of crime and sleaze. A criminal don, Maya (Rekha), hosts illegal wrestling matches in Canada (Toronto) and has the full support of the local Police Commissioner. Ajay Malhotra has relocated to Canada and has started his own orchestra with the help of some of his friends.
Tu Chor Main Sipahi, 2h32
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Pratibha Sinha, Usha Nadkarni, Amrish Puri
Roles ACP Verma, Amar's dad
Rating51% 2.5565752.5565752.5565752.5565752.556575
Raja (Saif Ali Khan) is a notorious criminal mainly robbing well to do people. Amar (Akshay Kumar) is a macho police officer tracking him and willing to do anything to catch him. Roles are reversed when Amar loses his memory and ends up in a remote village where Raja is posing a police officer. They both team up to help the villagers from a ruthless man, Thakur Gajendar Singh (Amrish Puri).
Akele Hum Akele Tum, 2h34
Directed by Mansoor Khan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala, Rohini Hattangadi, Deven Varma, Tanvi Azmi, Paresh Rawal
Roles Kanhaiya
Rating68% 3.4477853.4477853.4477853.4477853.447785
Rohit Kumar (Aamir Khan) is an aspiring playback singer while Kiran (Manisha Koirala) is an ambitious classical singer-in-training. They meet, relate to each other's sentiments, fall in love and get married. When Kiran's parents oppose their marriage, they decide to lead a separate life.
Gundaraj (1995)
, 2h24
Origin Inde
Genres Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Usha Nadkarni, Asrani, Mohnish Bahl
Rating43% 2.1829152.1829152.1829152.1829152.182915
Ajay Chauhan lives with his parents and younger sister. He is in love with Pooja, and hopes to marry her someday. His father wants him to get a job and settle down, and then get married. Ajay applies for a job in Bombay, and soon receives a letter asking him to appear for an interview. He attends the interview, and is hired. Delighted to see all his dreams coming true, he goes to offer his thanks to God, and it is there a woman named Pratika Jetley sees him and notifies the police that he is indeed the one who had brutally raped three young women in a college campus. Ajay vehemently denies this, but is personally identified and criminally held responsible, convicted and sentenced to prison. Several years later he is released from prison, and finds out that his father and Pooja had committed suicide while his mother and sister are untraceable. He sets out to put his life together and meets with a ruthless police inspector, whose daughter was one of the rape victims. It is then Ajay finds out about the conspiracy behind this plot to frame him.