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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The idea of this film was suggested to Anurag Kashyap by Abhay Deol, who plays the lead role. It was once narrated to Anurag at a party by actor Abhay long before he had taken up his acting career. See more »

Goofs

At around 59 mins 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 himself, while this mismatch is carefully patched by adding a dialogue ("Yes, for you") from Chunni, while the camera focuses on Chanda. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film's name appears twice, once as the character's name and then as the film's name itself. See more »

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Version of Devadasu (1974) See more »

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Dil Mein Jaagi Armaye
Written by A. Mani Vannan
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by A. Mani Vannan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Awesome, Mindblowing, Realistic : One of the Bollywood Best
8 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie is a great depiction of modern world or modern love. The movie is absolutely mind blowing. Abhay Deol delivers his best performance till date and he is definitely in main league of actors now. If there is anyone after Aamir khan who we should credited for his choice of movies, its none other than Abhay Deol. I can blindly spent to watch any of his movies without reading any reviews.

Coming back to movie apart from the modern remake of Devdas it explores the modern sexuality. It depicts what is going around and the way youngsters explores their sexual needs. This movie isn't for old age people and they will rate it 1 out of 10 as they wouldn't be able to digest the realism shown in the movie.

First part of the movie is very charming and indulging. Though its not a comedy but you laugh every minute because of the hard hitting sexual dialogs and realistic talks. Direction is superb and actors did more than justice to their role. Second half is not as enjoyable as compared to 1st half but still its very enjoyable.

This movie may turn out to be a flop in actual as its not a family movie, but i think this is more than commercial. Those who understand cinema needs to applaud it all the way. First time in my life i felt that i actually paid less to watch a movie.


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