Dev D (2009)
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After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ...
Sindbad Phgura ...
The Twilight Players
Ammo 'Too Sweet' ...
The Twilight Players (as Ammo 'Too Sweet')
Jimi the Quiff ...
The Twilight Players (as Jimi 'The Quiff')
Parakh Madan ...
Kuldeep Singh ...
Paro's father
Gurkirtan ...
Dev's father
Sanjay Kumar ...
Leni's father
Aseem Sharma ...
Satwant Kaur ...
Dev's mother
Shena Gamat ...
Owner of Hotel Welcome
Helen Jones ...
Leni's mom


Dev who, after spurning Paro's love due to a misunderstanding, turns to drugs and vodka for solace. Paro moves on but Dev still is in remorse. He meets Chanda, a prostitute with problems of her own. Dev likes her but his penchant for self-destruction prevents him and Chanda from truly getting together. He also meets sleazy people like Chunni, Chanda's pimp who drags Dev further into self-destruction to further his own needs. Written by Anonymous

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All Dev ever wanted was LOVE.... See more »


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6 February 2009 (India)  »

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INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,950 (USA) (6 February 2009)


$10,950 (USA) (6 February 2009)

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(at around 1 min) Chunni calls out to Chanda to show her the bike he has purchased for her. While Chanda looks out from the balcony, Chunni points to himself, his body language leading to my conclusion that it is for him, while this mismatch is carefully patched by adding a dialogue ("Yes, for you") from Chunni, while the camera focuses on Chanda. See more »

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The end credits appear in reverse from the top before straightening out themselves as if the camera was held upside down. See more »


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Paayaliya Chhan Chhan Shor
Written by Shruthi Pathak
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Shruthi Pathak
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Darker version of a modern devdas
7 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well this was one of the most awaited movies for people who like different kind of cinema.Dev d a story about modern Devdas is a good adaption from the previous versions.The movie setup up in north of India brings up something new and unique as a build up to the character.The story is how a boy destroys his life for his childhood love.

The darkness of the movie can be seen after he loses the girl and takes a road to utter disdain and destruction of his life.Dev meets Chanda a prostitute who also falls for his charm.Her story is completely different and well put up.The performance by all the actors is laudable and up to the mark.The camera-work and and direction is excellent and audiences will notice that after they watch the movie.The director makes a very good attempt to create a more dark ambiance once the Dev loses his love.

The background score of the movie is good considering the dark ambiance.Drinks,smoke,drugs you will see all this in abundance as it leads to destruction of his life.

This is not a movie for people who cant take dark films as it just leaves u a bit sapped after you watch it.

Go for Dev D if you want something different from commercial cinema.I would rate the movie a 8/10 and say go for it.

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