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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 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When asked why he cast newcomer Abhay Deol, director Anurag Kashyap simply replied, "He has turned out to be one of the best. When everybody wants to be a Hero, he plays the character. 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 »

Connections

Version of Devadas (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Emosanal Attyachaar - Brass Band Version
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Rangeela and Rasila
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Darker version of a modern devdas
7 February 2009 | by jayraj-raoSee all my reviews

Well this was one of the most awaited movies for people who like different kind of cinema.Dev d a story about modern Devdas is a good adaption from the previous versions.The movie setup up in north of India brings up something new and unique as a build up to the character.The story is how a boy destroys his life for his childhood love.

The darkness of the movie can be seen after he loses the girl and takes a road to utter disdain and destruction of his life.Dev meets Chanda a prostitute who also falls for his charm.Her story is completely different and well put up.The performance by all the actors is laudable and up to the mark.The camera-work and and direction is excellent and audiences will notice that after they watch the movie.The director makes a very good attempt to create a more dark ambiance once the Dev loses his love.

The background score of the movie is good considering the dark ambiance.Drinks,smoke,drugs you will see all this in abundance as it leads to destruction of his life.

This is not a movie for people who cant take dark films as it just leaves u a bit sapped after you watch it.

Go for Dev D if you want something different from commercial cinema.I would rate the movie a 8/10 and say go for it.


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