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Dev (2004)

Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, the balancing force between the political interests of Chief ... See full summary »

Director:

Govind Nihalani

Writers:

G.P. Deshpande (dialogue), Nida Fazli (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... JCP Dev Pratap Singh
Om Puri ... Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla
Fardeen Khan ... Farhaan Ali
Kareena Kapoor ... Aaliya
Amrish Puri ... Chief Minister Bhandarker
Rati Agnihotri ... Dr. Bharati Singh
Milind Gunaji ... Mangal Rao
Ehsan Khan Ehsan Khan ... Latif
Pramod Moutho ... Ali Khan
Achyut Potdar ... Qureshi
Rajesh Tailang ... ACP Waman Bhonsle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masood Akhtar ... Farid
Suresh Bhagwat ... Terrified Hindu
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Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, the balancing force between the political interests of Chief Minister Bhandarker and Dev's commitment to the law, are lifelong friends, each with his own ideals. Farhaan, a law graduate, was brought up with ideals of non-violence and patriotism. Dev unwittingly gives Farhaan the wound that plunges him into rage and violence after witnessing the death of his father during a peace demonstration. Taking advantage of the situation, corrupt politician Latif sets the vulnerable young man on a path of violence and destruction that threatens to ignite the city. Aalyn is the light in Farhaan's life. Beautiful and innocent, the young woman also gets caught in extraordinary circumstances that transform her life and she dares to stand up for the truth. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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He choose to walk the razor's edge...

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Drama

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Kareena Kapoor sang "Jab Nahin Aaye". This was her first song in her career See more »

Quotes

JCP Dev Pratap Singh: The question is not even whether I may live or get killed.
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: The question is whether, as a police officer... am I doing my duty or not as a human being...
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: am I fighting for the truth, for Justice or not Faced with victory or defeat...
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: a soldier's duty is to fight till his last breath, till the last drop of his blood, fight...
JCP Dev Pratap Singh: for Truth and Justice. Keep up the struggle.
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Allahu
Written by Nida Fazli
Composed by Aadesh Shrivastava
Performed by Aadesh Shrivastava and Asha Bhosle
Courtesy of Times Music
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Muslims vs. Hindus
21 April 2013 | by jahangirhussain74See all my reviews

Dev explores the age-old communal riots between the Muslims and the Hindus. Fardeen Khan plays a rebellious unemployed youth who is outraged by the death of his father in a violent peace demonstration. A corrupt politician takes advantage of the situation and sets Fardeen against the Hindus, telling him that an upright police commissioner played by Amitabh Bachchan was the cause of the death of his father. Therefore, Fardeen takes on the path of violence, trampling on the values of his father who taught him the lesson of non violence and peace. Dev tests a topic that has been tried numerous times in Bollywood. We know that parity exists between the Hindus and Muslims as shown earlier in Bombay but Dev lacks the novelty to carry off the topic well. I mean what new is shown in the movie that will engross viewers to be able to keep glued to their seats till the last frame?

The script of the film is so contrived. Much of the film's time is employed in developing the tensions between the two religions and the resulting violence. Amitabh Bachchan as usual is brilliant. His chemistry with Om Puri is mesmerizing as it is the first time that these two veterans have shared screen space. Fardeen Khan is and always will be a bad actor. Only can hardly see the spark of anger in his eyes and his anglicised voice only makes the situation worse. An actor like Bobby Deol or Hrithik Roshan would've made a much greater impact in the role of an angry young man. The only actor who puts her best effort in an otherwise boring movie is Kareena Kapoor. I always wondered whether this girl can ever be big in this industry. After Chameli, Kareena proves once again that she has what it takes to be a commanding personality in Bollywood. Her emotional scenes in Dev truly stand out, especially the scene where she openly points out a corrupt cop responsible for the death of her family in the riot. Om Puri is in his terrific form once again. Rati Agnihotri fulfills what she has to do in her short role. Amrish Puri had nothing to do.

Overall, Dev is a one time watch! I give it 3.5/10.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (India) See more »

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Наставник See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,728, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$84,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,357
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Udbhav Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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