If there is a synonym for yesteryear beauty then ofcourse we can think of Anjali Devi only. This Tollywood beauty died early this month due to heart complications.
Completely backed by her husband throughout her career path, Anjali Devi dominated the black and white era for a long time. She was introduced in the movie Gollabhama’ directed by C. Pulliah in 1946. She also portrayed her best acting skills ten years back in the movie ‘Brundavanam’.
Speaking of this movie ‘Brundavanam’ , Miyya Miyya Maama Miyya is fun sound track to listen to. She is one actress to have bagged the Filmfare Awards in her early stage of her career itself. Her movie Anarkali bagged the lovely black lady in 1955 itself. Within two years, her brilliant performance in the movie Suvarna Sundari won her another Filmfare.
Anjali Devi has done her bit in the Tamil Film industry as well. She has acted alongside veterans like MGR, Sivaji Ganesan and U.P .Chinnappa.Have you heard the scintillating ‘Nilavu Neram Iravu kaayam’? This is one of the best tracks that we could associate with the movie ‘Annai Or Aalayam’ starring this lovely lady.
Another ‘not worth a miss’ movie by Anjali devi is ‘Manalane Mangaiyin Baghyam’ along side Gemini Ganesan. ‘Azhaikkathe’ is one memorable song from this movie. Special attention must be given to the way this heroine brings out expressions in her songs. Her stint in Kollywood was well appreciated and infact she was even complimented for her performance in the movie ‘Chakravathi thirumagal’ with M.G.R.
An ace actress that she was, we can say no other actress has matched up to her bold rendition and expressive features. The Kollywood and the Tollywood industry is lucky to have had such a brilliant actress. Raaga.com regrets the demise of this black and white beauty.