Monday, February 09, 2009

Review of 'Dev D' - Hindi Movie.

The movie is a remake of Devdass. As far as I know this movie was released early in black and white, Devdass was the first commercial movie in Tamil regional language and there was a recent remake with Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai. The wikipedia suggest this Devdass has been remade 9 times!

What do you expect from this film where you know the story, plot, characters and behaviour? I guess you get a lot more than you expect from Dev D. You know the storyline, Dev loves Paro from childhood and they love each other even when Dev is far from her. The day comes when Dev comes back to her Paro only to hear wrong things about her. This enrages Dev and he ignores Paro. She is devastated and gets married to another guy. This time Dev cannot hide his emotions of losing Paro and gets into drinks. Break.

Chandramukhi or Chanda in this new Dev D is introduced as a school girl and the journey from there to Chandramukhi is shown brilliantly. Hats off to Anurag who does an excellent job of twining the recent known incidents which was talk of the country. Break.

The next part is Dev D falling at Chanda place. Dev D is addicted to drinks and drugs. He comes to Delhi with no intention just filled with cash to spend on drugs & drinks. During one of those nights in the streets of Delhi he is thrown to Chanda and from there he makes visits to Chanda whenever he needs to talk. Chanda too falls for him because he is not one of her 'regular' customer. This intriguing part between Chanda and Dev is well acted by both the lead actors. They both comfort each other and share their stories. Break.

The time comes when Dev goes back to usual drunken state and gets into trouble. Another recent incident is highlighted that is talk of the country still now! Dev goes all around North India, goes to Himalayas and returns back to Delhi after a while. The self-realisation hits hard on Dev and goes in search of Chanda. He realises that he loved Chanda and finally meets her.

The movie is well written, characters developed fully and it is a treat to watch such good movies. I could not find any fault on the story telling except where Dev is addicted to drinks and drugs, the movie seem to drag a bit. But otherwise it is an excellent movie.. a must watch movie.

I almost forgot to mention... it's strictly an adult movie.

My rating for this movie is 4 stars out of 5.

Rating Details:
***** - Classic & Outstanding.
**** - Must Watch. Don't Miss!
*** - Good Movie. Watch it.
** - Watch it only if you really want to.
* - Not worth your money.