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Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 February 2009 (India)
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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?

Director:

Anurag Kashyap

Writers:

Saratchandra Chatterjee (novel), Abhay Deol (concept) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abhay Deol ... Dev / Devindra Dhillon
Mahie Gill ... Paro / Parminder
Kalki Koechlin ... Leni / Chanda
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Chunni
Manoj Bakshi ... Inspector
Gurkirtan Gurkirtan ... Satpal Dhillon / Sattu (Dev's father)
Satwant Kaur Satwant Kaur ... Kaushalya Dhillon (Dev's mother)
Parakh Madan ... Rasika
Kuldeep Sharma Kuldeep Sharma ... Paro's father (as Kuldeep Singh)
Jimi the Quiff Jimi the Quiff ... The Twilight Players (as Jimi 'The Quiff')
Ammo 'Too Sweet' Ammo 'Too Sweet' ... The Twilight Players (as Ammo 'Too Sweet')
Sanjay Kumar Sanjay Kumar ... Leni's father
Sinbad Phgura Sinbad Phgura ... The Twilight Players (as Sindbad Phgura)
Aseem Sharma Aseem Sharma ... Bhuvan
Helen Jones 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Anurag Kashyap got Abhay Deol to drink all night then come shoot in the morning. He needed a hangover look of tired eyes and puffy face. 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 end credits appear in reverse from the top before straightening out themselves as if the camera was held upside down. See more »

Connections

References Dead in 3 Days (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Paayaliya Chhan Chhan Shor
Written by Shruthi Pathak
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Shruthi Pathak
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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My God ! Is this an Indian movie ?
6 February 2009 | by thenameisprayagSee all my reviews

I've been waiting for this movie since the past 2 months. I had gone to see another movie around 2 months back and there was a poster of Dev. D. It starred Abhay Deol. From that moment, I knew this movie is gonna be one of a kind. It takes place in the modern era. The instances shown in the movie are very life-like. The story deals with a loser ( Abhay Deol ) and how he deals with his life. Its like a modern rip-off from Devdas.

Everything about this movie is top notch. Right from the direction to the sets, its stunning. The screenplay is impeccable & the cinematography couldn't get better. The visuals are delightful. The music score is exceptional. Even though it is a slow movie, the pace seems very fast. The editing also is so well done. The dialogues are perfect, used in a really vulgar tone. The story is set in & around Delhi. The locations shown are ideal.

I really don't remember the last time I had seen such a good bollywood movie. But this flick is not one that will please all audiences. Only connoisseurs of movies will respect & admire this class act. Hats off to Anurag Kashyap. Legend.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dev D See more »

Filming Locations:

Chandigarh, Punjab, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,950, 8 February 2009

Gross USA:

$18,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,047,969
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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