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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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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

Film was a surprise hit with no big stars and did good business at box office. 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 »

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

References Pyaasa (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhol Yaara Dhol
Written by Shellee
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Shilpa Rao and Kshitij
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Get ready for contemporary Hindi cinema
6 February 2009 | by texantSee all my reviews

Ever thought of going to a 'remake' Hindi movie and getting apprehensive whether it will turn out to be better or as good as the previous, in this case, Devdas? well, here it is. And its not a remake, its much better. The most striking feature of this movie is the part played by Abhay Deol,(guy s got talent) which is simply very subtle and practical. No overacting (unlike any other Hindi hero), no songs around mountains and valleys, no getting emotional over your love (yes, believe me). Just chronological events that takes place with three characters around. Thats it. With a gist of recent events which include the DPS girl blow-job MMS, and the famous Drink n drive BMW mauling case in New Delhi, Anurag Kashyap has proved its possible to relate recent events in Indian cinema, which it lacks today. Never once in the movie you need a toilet break even if u need to pee really bad. Even the boldness in using the words like f*** (which i guess is the first time in commercial Hindi movie)is so well mixed, it never strikes out of the ordinary or routine. Must appreciate- Screenplay, direction, Abahay Deol. Music sucks mostly,( not a very good experiment) except a few times. Overall a very good experience, will be the most appreciated movie of 2009, unless anything else comes up.


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