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Dev D (2009)
"Dev.D" (original title)

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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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6 February 2009 (India)  »

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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

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 »

Goofs

(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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Version of Devadasu (1974) See more »

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Pardesi O Pardesi Mitthasa
Written by Shellee
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Tochi
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Two thumbs up for AK's piece of art.
7 February 2009 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

Well I had been waiting for over two months for this film to release. And It has been worth the wait. Anurag Kashyap's Dev.D is a contemporary take on the immortal Devdas, whose boldness will dazzle you, to say the least. The direction and screenplay, as expected, are top-notch. The music is terrific, and has been used creatively to take the story forward. The performances are excellent too, with Abhay Deol delivering a brave, powerful performance that won't be easy to forget. Mahie Gill and Kalki are very impressive too. Watch this movie also for some gems- Paro going in the fields to get laid with Dev with mattresses tied to her bicycle and Chanda and Dev in the sauna-there are many more I promise. AK has successfully ironed out the flaws in the original Devdas, and that's what makes this dark film also a feel-good film at times. AK has handled sexuality and some real-life incidents (MMS scandal, BMW hit- and-run case) in a very mature manner, without being sensationalist. Don't miss it for anything. Watch it for its sheer audacity.

"I give a 10/10 and two thumbs up for AK's newest piece of art."


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