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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dev
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Dibyendu Bhattacharya ...
Chunni
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 ...
Rasika
Kuldeep Singh ...
Paro's father
Gurkirtan ...
Dev's father
Sanjay Kumar ...
Leni's father
Aseem Sharma ...
Bhuvan
Satwant Kaur ...
Dev's mother
Shena Gamat ...
Owner of Hotel Welcome
Helen Jones ...
Leni's mom
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Storyline

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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Budget:

INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$10,950 (USA) (6 February 2009)
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There are a number of references to the film Devdas (2002) (since Dev D and Devdas (2002) are both based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel "Devdas"). The film Lennie/Chanda is watching in the bus and later in her room in the brothel where she chooses her name to be Chanda is Devdas (2002). Outside the hidden bar in New Delhi that Dev visits, has a poster of Shah Rukh Khan lighting a cigarette taken from Devdas (2002). See more »

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Dev calls Paro and the time shown in the movie is 11PM. Just after the call Dev goes to buy liquor but Dev is staying in Delhi and in Delhi liquor shops are closed by 10PM. 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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Hikknaal Lage Jind Teri
Written by Shellee
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Labh Janjua (as Labh Jajua)
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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DevD is an 'its own movie'.
7 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is 'not' a remake of Devdas. Probably, Anurag Kashyap wanted to borrow the base story from there, but I repeat if you are a big fan of Devdas then this movie isn't for you. But then again this is one of the most insane movies to come out of Bollywood. You might probably end up with a headache after watching it, but its completely worth it. There are few movies with such exceptional cinematography and music which blends completely with the movie.

The characters are well defined, but also over the top. Abhay puts in a real perfect act of a self-sympathetic fool, who drinks and does drugs just in the obsession of Paro. He becomes completely lost and finally ends up in the arms of Chanda. Paro has apparently never known the words 'shy' nor 'blush'. Chanda has seen a lot of pain and is the only character who slowly becomes sure of herself.

This movie is more about how they have painted the characters rather than the characters themselves. This is a first in Bollywood and I have never heard such dark, yet at times beautiful music. Its loud at times, but Amit Trivedi's work is a sheer genius one. If you do end up liking the movie, you would give half the credit to the music.

Anurag and the entire team have poured in their heart for this movie. Most of the work and the ideas are genuine and is not picked up from some other random movie. It is an 'its own movie'.


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