Dev DCast: Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Kalki Koechlin and others; Director: Anurag Kashyap; Ratings: 3 out of 5.

One more Devdas. This time director Anurag Kashyap has come up with the latest version. If you watch the movie, you’ll find a major difference between K.L. Saigal, Dilip Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Abhay Deol’s Devdas.

The first three films were faithful to Sarat Chandra’s legendary novella, while Anurag Kashyap’s deviant take on Devdas is contemporary and differs from the original work.

Let me clarify that how the DEV D is different from others. Dev, the lead character of the move, is into drugs and vodka. Paro sends her nude pic to Dev via email and later, wants Dev to have sex with her in the fields. Chanda, a hooker, indulges in phone sex mainly. Clearly, Kashyap’s Dev, Paro and Chanda are audacious and rebellious.

Emotional Attyachar BandOne can say that DEV D is a bridge between original and Bhasali’s Devdas. In ‘Dev D’ the director takes just the spirit of ‘Devdas’ and woven it around contemporary headlines from the last 10-15 years. Though, Kashyap accepted that he never liked Sarat Chandra’s novel.

While earlier versions of “Devdas” were shot in West Bengal, especially Kolkata, Kashyap has based his film in Punjab and Delhi.

The story of the movie revolves around Dev (Abhay Deol), son of a rich industrialist, who is sent away to London when he was 12.

Dev returns to his hometown and to Paro (Mahi Gill), his childhood sweetheart. Inseparable as they seem, a misunderstanding puts their lives in a tizzy; Paro is married off to someone else and Dev goes into severe depression.

Post Paro’s marriage, DEV D starts going downhill. Lenny/Chanda’s MMS scandal is straight out of life and the reasons that make her turn into a hooker are well explained. But the sequences between Dev and Chanda lack fizz.

Amit Trivedi’s music sounds good to the ears.

Source: Fresh News

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