WORTH THE WAIT
I watched Dev D after ages. Had missed it in the hall and had to wait for the DVD. (It is still running in some vague halls which I couldn't visit). So it was a long wait. But after watching it I felt that it was worth the wait indeed.
I thought that Anurag Kashyap did a great job of taking from the old and making it his own. A completely different treatment but surprisingly very much a part of the original storyline.
Mahi Gill was the surprise of the film. Amazing screen presence and a natural. Abhay Deol got the hopelessness, arrogance and egotistical nature of the character of Devdas, quite perfect. Kalki fit her part to the T and was also refreshing. Liked the end as wel.
However, felt that the latter part of the movie was stretched and was not as gripping as the first part of the movie. Also some scenes of Dev doping and getting smashed seemed repetitive.
But all in all a good watch.