The ultimate winner from this one is Anuragh Kashyap. This movie is miles ahead of the ‘emotional attyachar’ he made us go through in ‘No Smoking’. Expecting another jaded so-called modern version of Devdas, this movie totally blows you apart and is much more than that… It certainly is not the ‘old wine in new bottle’ that I expected it to be….
The start of the movie with the opening scenes and the bold-language gives u a taste of what to expect from the film. Dev, Paro, Chanda & Chunni, the movie keeps the main characters same but that’s where the similarities end. Where Devdas was a weak & pitiable character, Dev evokes sympathy & is likeable. Paro isn’t the sati-savitri that she has always been portrayed as but is a modern woman who gets what she wants by hook or by crook. Chanda has the strongest character & her transformation has been captured for the first time in a Devdas movie.
The movie not only glorifies the relationship & love between individuals but also ventures into the dark & inner side of the human mind. The background music is the high point of the movie especially when Dev is on his hedonistic pursuits and the way Kashyap captures those moments with some smart camera work makes Dev D a must watch.
Cheers to Abhay Doel for effortlessly slipping into the character and the women have done a very good job as well…All in all, watch it to see the transformations that are happening in the Hindi film industry