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Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, 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?

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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 Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Chunni
Gurkirtan Gurkirtan ... Satpal Dhillon / Sattu (Dev's father)
Satwant Kaur Satwant Kaur ... Kaushalya Dhillon (Dev's mother)
Parakh Madan ... Rasika
Kuldeep Singh Kuldeep Singh ... Paro's father
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
Shena Gamat Shena Gamat ... Owner of Hotel Welcome
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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Punjabi | English | French | Tamil

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:

INR 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,950, 8 February 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,950, 8 February 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Films DVD was release with an additional DVD which had exclusive two hour footage on making of the film. See more »

Goofs

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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Version of Devdas (1928) See more »

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Emosanal Attyachaar - Rock Version
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Bonnie Chakraborty
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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The movie that earned Kashyap fame!
7 February 2009 | by thepunisher65See all my reviews

Dev D is a modern-day interpretation of the classic novel "Devdas" by Sarat Chandra. Dev (Abhay Deol), Paro (Mahi Gill) and Chanda (Kalki Koechlin) of Dev D reflect the sensibilities, conflicts aggression, and independence. Free thought, exuberance and recklessness of the youth of today. A generation that is jammed between eastern roots and western sensibilities. Dev D is set in the rustic and colorful Punjab and also explores the dingy, morbid, dark underbelly of Delhi. From sprawling mustard fields to a riot of neon. Now we have come through various versions of the novel "Devdas", but "Dev. D" is way different than all the others. It's not actually the remake of Devdas, yet it can be said as it has been just inspired by it. There are minor similarities yet the characters are similar in a way. The new Devdas likes to have his vodka with Coke, asks Paro for some nude pictures of herself, chats with Paro through IM, likes to have sex, smokes even during pissing after waking up in the morning & does other various stuffs according to the current trend of Indian Youth. There are so many reasons why "Dev. D" strikes hard on it's viewers. It's a coming of an age cinema of Bollywood. Bollywood never did witnessed any stuff like Dev. D ever before. The soul of the movie lies within it's characters, specially "Dev.D" along with Paro, Chanda & Chunni. The movie also depicts Delhi in a superior way. Anurag Kashyap always trying to do something new & creative with each of his movies. First it was Black Friday, which portrayed some stunning reality behind the blasts in Mumbai in the year 1993, which also made it highly controversial & then it was "No Smoking", which was an attempt of a cult movie, though it failed to express the real message behind the movie. Anurag Kashyap this time does it in a Tarantino style. A love story in a Tarantino way. Now that's something really innovative! He gives an extra-ordinary direction, with keeping in mind to entertain the viewers. The humor of the movie with it's witty one liners keeps the viewers hooked during the first half. Though the second half looses it's momentum a bit, the movie still strikes in a powerful way. Now if we talk about the performances, Abhay Deol is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. Not only he performs well, but what he did in this movie is called "Class Act". Top class act by Abhay. Also the performances by the two of the new-comers is refreshing & amazing. Adding to all the factors above is the music or the score of the movie. That's something different yet again for Bollywood. The track "Emotional Atyachar" is already famous. But the best tracks of the movie are "Ek Hulchul Si" & "Emotional Atyachar (Rock Version)". It would simply blow the mind of the lovers of rock music. Excellent songs & score by Amit Trivedi. The unusual cinematography of the movie gives the movie a different look, yet a dark look. Dev.D is a fantastic movie to be made in Bollywood history. A never before experienced love story with sex, drugs, drinks & lot many stuffs. A classic love story with fantastic performance by Abhay Deol.


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