Most of Dev`s films have dealt with socially relevant subjects. He always emphasises this in his interviews. He thinks that his films represent his personal points of view.
Dev Anand is one of those few Indian actors/filmmakers who are politically aware and active. He led a group of film personalities who stood up against the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. He actively campaigned against her with his supporters in Indian parliamentary elections in 1977 while very few among the film fraternity paticipated. He also formed a party called the National Party of India, which he later disbanded.