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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?

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 Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Chunni
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
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:

Get Ready for Emotional Atyachar See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is the debut of both Mahie Gill and Kalki Koechlin. 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 film's name appears twice, once as the character's name and then as the film's name itself. See more »

Connections

Features Tezaab (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Aankh Micholi Khel Zindagi
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Amit Trivedi
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 salilpalkarSee 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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