Dev.D: Directed by Anurag Kashyap. With Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya. 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?
“Dev D is a modern-day interpretation of the classic novel u0026quot;Devdasu0026quot; 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 u0026quot;Devdasu0026quot;, but u0026quot;Dev. Du0026quot; is way different than all the others. Itu0026#39;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 u0026amp; does other various stuffs according to the current trend of Indian Youth. There are so many reasons why u0026quot;Dev. Du0026quot; strikes hard on itu0026#39;s viewers. Itu0026#39;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 itu0026#39;s characters, specially u0026quot;Dev.Du0026quot; along with Paro, Chanda u0026amp; Chunni. The movie also depicts Delhi in a superior way. Anurag Kashyap always trying to do something new u0026amp; 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 u0026amp; then it was u0026quot;No Smokingu0026quot;, 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 thatu0026#39;s something really innovative! He gives an extra-ordinary direction, with keeping in mind to entertain the viewers. The humor of the movie with itu0026#39;s witty one liners keeps the viewers hooked during the first half. Though the second half looses itu0026#39;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 u0026quot;Class Actu0026quot;. Top class act by Abhay. Also the performances by the two of the new-comers is refreshing u0026amp; amazing. Adding to all the factors above is the music or the score of the movie. Thatu0026#39;s something different yet again for Bollywood. The track u0026quot;Emotional Atyacharu0026quot; is already famous. But the best tracks of the movie are u0026quot;Ek Hulchul Siu0026quot; u0026amp; u0026quot;Emotional Atyachar (Rock Version)u0026quot;. It would simply blow the mind of the lovers of rock music. Excellent songs u0026amp; 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 u0026amp; lot many stuffs. A classic love story with fantastic performance by Abhay Deol.”