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Dev D

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Genre : Comedy | Drama | Romance
Awards : 1 win & 1 nomination
language : Hindi Movie Hindi
Printed Format : Colour
Release Year : 2009
Release Info : 6 Feb 2009
Dev D
Hindi Movie  2009
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About Dev D

Dev.D is a 2009 Indian romance film released on 6 February 2009. Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film is a modern day take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Bengali novel Devdas., previously adapted for the screen by P.C. Barua and Bimal Roy and more recently by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Dev.D was embraced by the media, critics and public. The film is set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".

Dev (Abhay Deol) is the son of a rich Punjabi businessman. He and Paro (Mahi Gill) are childhood sweethearts. But Dev, being an insecure narcissist, instead of acknowledging her affection and care, nudges Paro over frivolous things. Dev is sent to London for higher studies when his father senses how spoilt his son is. But while separated by distance, Paro and Dev's youthful love only blossoms more. Dev arrives in Chandigarh to meet Paro. Their endeavor to make love makes for some dark comic moments. The seeds of suspicion are sown here, which the couple will never be able to weed out for a lifetime. When Dev hears rumours about Paro, he immediately believes them and ditches Paro. What makes them fall apart is mutual suspicion and an essentially male vision of how a woman should conduct herself sexually. Paro turns her back on him when she hears him insult her, and agrees to marry whoever her parents choose. On her wedding day, he realizes that the rumors were false. But his ego doesn't let him accept his mistake, and he lets her marry someone else.

Enter Chanda aka Leni (Kalki Koechlin). A Delhi schoolgirl of half-European descent, a date with her much older boyfriend lands Leni in an MMS scandal. Her father commits suicide as he feels humiliated by his daughter's reputation. She is disowned by her family. Refusing to live a life of shame and ridicule with her family, she comes back to Delhi where she works as a prostitute at night, while continuing with her studies during the day. She adopts the nickname Chanda for her profession. Her 'foreign' looks mean her services are reserved for the highest paying customers and she finds some dignity and independence in the new way of living. One night a customer is brought to her room in half-conscious state - it turns out to be Dev.

Dev, tormented by Paro’s wedding, has been seeking refuge in alcohol and drugs. He finds some solace with Chanda, but is unable to forget Paro. Once after he calls Paro's husband in the middle of the night, Paro visits him at the cheap lodge where he is staying. She shows her love for Dev by taking care of him, but spurns his attempts at physical intimacy. The meeting ends on a bitter note, after which Paro goes back to her married life and Dev resolves to go back to Chanda, but confronted by the reality of her profession, he abandons her too. It is only months later, after hitting an all-time low in an aimless life, that he gets a wake up call and decides to put his act together. He seeks Chanda once again, and with her help, sets out to start life afresh.

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Sanjay Maurya
Steaming momo's owner

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Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap
Man who offers Chanda a candy (uncredited)

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Nitin U Chainpuri
Nitin U Chainpuri
Patna Ke Presley

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Sunil's friend

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Satwant Kaur
Satwant Kaur
Dev's mother

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Dev's father

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Surekha Sikri
Surekha Sikri
Bus passenger

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Taj Mahal bellboy


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  Sanjay Kumar as   Leni's father
  Dibyendu Bhattacharya as   Chunni
  Nowaz as   Patna Ke Presley (as Nawazuddin)
  Shena Gamat as   Owner of Hotel Welcome
  Kuldeep Singh as   Paro's father
  Anshul Sharma as   Biker
  Thani as   India Café passerby
  Parakh Madan as   Rasika
  Binu Dhillon as   Dwij Dhillon
  Ajay Rai as   Hotel Welcome customer
  Navin Kaushik
  Vasan Bala as   Trumpeteer
  Shlok Sharma as   Leni's boy friend
  Ashish Shukla as   Waiter
  Anil Chopra as   Junior Dwij
  Aekansh Vats as   Junior Dev
  Sasha Shetty as   Junior Paro
  Roopa Sood as   Paro's mother (as Rupa Sood)
  Anjum Batra as   Sunil - Factory worker
  Sindbad Phgura as   The Twilight Players
  Jimi the Quiff as   The Twilight Players (as Jimi 'The Quiff')
  Helen Jones as   Leni's mom
  Karamjit Anmol as   Cyber Café guy
  Neha Kholsa as   Dwij's wife
  Mohinder Dogra as   Bhuvan's father
  Aseem Sharma as   Bhuvan
  Hareesh as   Band party
  Avtaar Singh as   Taxi driver (as Dr. Avtaar Singh)
  Jasleen Kaur as   TV reporter
  Gurdeepak Kaur as   Leni's grandmother (as Mrs. Gurdeepak Kaur)
  Purshotam Hans as   Chanda's make-up man (as Parshotam Hans)
  Ashutosh Sharma as   Leni's suitor
  Ramesh Bhardwaj as   Leni's uncle
  Bimal Barua as   Lawyer
  Akash Dhaiya as   India Café waiter
  Sanjay Oberoi as   Taj Mahal receptionist
  Ammo 'Too Sweet' as   The Twilight Players (as Ammo 'Too Sweet')

Cast and Crew

The Twilight Players
The Twilight Players (as Ammo 'Too Sweet')
The Twilight Players (as Jimi 'The Quiff')
Paro's father
Dev's father
Leni's father
Dev's mother
Owner of Hotel Welcome
Leni's mom
Dwij Dhillon
Patna Ke Presley (as Nawazuddin)
Patna Ke Presley
Junior Dev
Junior Paro
Junior Dwij
Cyber Café guy
Sunil's friend
Sunil - Factory worker
Paro's mother (as Rupa Sood)
Bhuvan's father
Dwij's wife
Band party
Leni's boy friend
TV reporter
Leni's suitor
Leni's grandmother (as Mrs. Gurdeepak Kaur)
Leni's uncle
Chanda's make-up man (as Parshotam Hans)
Taj Mahal receptionist
India Café waiter
India Café passerby
Bus passenger
Taj Mahal bellboy
Steaming momo's owner
Hotel Welcome customer
Taxi driver (as Dr. Avtaar Singh)
Bar owner
Man who offers Chanda a candy (uncredited)
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