Dev D (2009 - Hindi)
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Actress Kalki Koechlin, who made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap’s directorial venture Dev D, says the husband-wife duo do not have any immediate plans to work together.
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Dev D by Anurag Kashyap is a modern day Devdas inclusive of all modern day accessories. Sarat Chandra’s Devdas has been remade in different period of time. But for the first time, keeping the theme intact, the approach is changed. Like the basis, the characters remain the same and only their role has been altered. Though Dev D is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra’s Devdas, many things can be experienced for the first time. The plot was changed and the story takes the turn of modern day vulgarity and exploitation. Besides other facts, the film deals with MMS scandal. The film ...
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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 ...» Read full review
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Amit Trivedi, who has earlier composed for Aamir gets his biggest break till date as he is allowed full creative freedom sans any boundaries for his original soundtrack of Dev D. The man certainly makes full use of the opportunity meted out to him and goes all out in getting a totally unexpected score for the film in place. He tries out just about everything, whether it is rock, 'bhangra', fusion, classical and the works. He goes overboard too at a few junctions, justifiably so, since the film allows him to explore the avenues hitherto unexplored in hardcore Bollywood ...» Read more
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Director Cameo: [Anurag Kashyap] One of Chanda's first clients. The guy whose coat Chanda takes off during the "Paayaliya" song sequence.
There are a number of references to the film Devdas (2002/I) (since Dev D and Devdas (2002/I) are both based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel "Devdas"). The film Lennie/Chanda is watching in the bus and later in her room in the brothel where she chooses her name to be Chanda is Devdas (2002/I). Outside the hidden bar in New Delhi that Dev visits, has a poster of Shahrukh Khan lighting a cigarette taken from Devdas (2002/I).
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Also spelt like: Dav D, DavD, Dave D, Dev, Devd