Sent to a boarding school in London, for being rude and calling his parents by their first names, Chandigarh-based slacker, Dev, leaves his childhood-sweetheart, Paro, behind. He struggles to even maintain his grades, while she tops in her studies. Years later he returns home, where Satpal, his dad, hopes he will marry Paro, even though she comes from a poor family. Dev is attracted to Paro, who has many admirers, as she has blossomed into a true beauty, but humiliates her, and prefers the company of Rasika. Events will soon spiral out of control for him… —IMDbPro
Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. As a director, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film about the 1993 Bombay bombings, followed by No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009) and Gulaal (2009). As a screenwriter, he wrote the scripts for the Filmfare Award-winning Satya (1998) and the Academy Award-nominated Canadian film Water (2005).
In 1999, Kashyap won the Best Screenplay award for Satya at the Star Screen Awards. The next year, his short film Last Train to Mahakali won the Special Jury Award at the same awards. His feature film debut Black Friday won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005), and was a nominee for the Golden Leopard (Best Film) at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival (2004). Recently, he announced his association with Tumbhi where he and his team will make 6 short films for Tumbhi and start his blog with them as well –… read more
Watched it again yesterday. Of the film's three sections - named after the three protagonists - "Chanda" seems the least convincing. "Paro" gets almost everything right (Kashyap has a flair for handling character comedy which he often ignores) and "Dev D" is like a sensual head-trip, which is of course apt for the character. The redemption surprisingly rings true.
did the production design of this film, hope MUBI adds the credits someday, anyway great to be part of thi movie
Well its movie which should have defined the indian cinema. Its diresction, art , scenes are made to be the the life in India is, its a tell tale of modern india with all the rhetoric and brute world in which w elive in. only sad point was if the rest of movies were true to reality of Indian life.
Dev D is a modern day take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Bengali novel Devdas, previously adapted for the screen by such revered filmmakers as P.C. Barua and Bimal Roy and more recently by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Dev.D was embraced by the media, critics and public alike, and is considered to be amongst path breaking films in Hindi for the way it presented itself.