Dev.D (2009)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 24 mins

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Dev who, after spurning Paro's love due to a misunderstanding, turns to drugs and vodka for solace. Paro moves on but Dev still is in remorse. He meets Chanda, a prostitute with problems of her own. Dev likes her but his penchant for self-destruction prevents him and Chanda from truly getting together. He also meets sleazy people like Chunni, Chanda's pimp who drags Dev further into self-destruction to further his own needs.

Cast: Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Mahie Gill

Crew: Anurag Kashyap (Director), Rajeev Ravi (Director of Photography), Amit Trivedi (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 06 Feb 2009 (India)

Tagline: Get Ready for Emotional Atyachar

Hindi Name: देव डी

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Did you know? When asked what was the significance of the three guys (the Twilight Players), shown in the movie from time to time, Anurag Kashyap answered, "No significance. They were just there witnessing the story. Like Sanjay in the Mahabharat." Read More
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as Dev
as Leni
as Paro
as Junior Dev
as Junior Dev
as Man who offers Chanda a candy
as Leni's suitor
as Bar Lady next to Abhay Deol
as Leni's grandmother
as Dev's father
as Cyber Café guy
as Patna Ke Presley
as Bar owner
as Leni's father
as Steaming momo's owner
as Junior Paro
as Dev's mother
as Owner of Hotel Welcome
as Leni's boy friend
as Bus passenger

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
01 
02:00
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shellee
Playback Singer: Labh Janjua
03 
03:51
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Playback Singer: Amit Trivedi
04 
04:00
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Playback Singer: Amit Trivedi
05 
03:43
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Playback Singer: Aditi Singh Sharma
06 
04:00
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shellee
Playback Singer: Tochi Raina
07 
03:08
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Playback Singer: Amit Trivedi
08 
05:54
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shruti Pathak
Playback Singer: Shruti Pathak
09 
03:12
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Playback Singer: Amit Trivedi
10 
04:10
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shellee
Playback Singer: Shilpa Rao, Kshitij Apte
11 
04:28
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Playback Singer: Joi Barua
12 
03:47
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shellee
Playback Singer: Labh Janjua
13 
03:01
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Anusha Mani
Playback Singer: Anusha Mani
14 
04:01
15 
01:47
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shellee
Playback Singer: Shilpa Rao, Kshitij Apte
16 
01:21
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Shellee
Playback Singer: Labh Janjua
17 
02:23
18 
01:47
Taglines:
Get Ready for Emotional Atyachar
All Dev ever wanted was LOVE....
Goofs:
Continuity
(at around 1 min) Chunni calls out to Chanda to show her the bike he has purchased for her. While Chanda looks out from the balcony, Chunni points to himself, his body language leading to my conclusion that it is for him, while this mismatch is carefully patched by adding a dialogue ("Yes, for you") from Chunni, while the camera focuses on Chanda.

Factual Mistake
Dev calls Paro and the time shown in the movie is 11PM. Just after the call Dev goes to buy liquor but Dev is staying in Delhi and in Delhi liquor shops are closed by 10PM.

Miscellaneous
At around 59 mins Chunni calls out to Chanda to show her the bike he has purchased for her. While Chanda looks out from the Balcony, Chunni points to himself, his body language leading to my conclusion that it is for himself, while this mismatch is carefully patched by adding a dialogue ("Yes, for you") from Chunni, while the camera focuses on Chanda.
Trivia:
Director Danny Boyle helped Anurag Kashyap with the 'tripping away' scenes by introducing him to a special camera he (Boyle) had got from Holland. This let Kashyap show whats going on inside characters mind during the drug shots without actually showing drugs.

When asked why he cast newcomer Abhay Deol, director Anurag Kashyap simply replied, "He has turned out to be one of the best. When everybody wants to be a Hero, he plays the character.

When asked what was the significance of the three guys (the Twilight Players), shown in the movie from time to time, Anurag Kashyap answered, "No significance. They were just there witnessing the story. Like Sanjay in the Mahabharat."

The idea of this film was suggested to Anurag Kashyap by Abhay Deol, who plays the lead role. It was once narrated to Anurag at a party by actor Abhay long before he had taken up his acting career.

The location portrayed as Chandigarh Airport (where Dev arrives from London) in the movie is actually Chandigarh Railway Station.

Dev.D was going to mark the debut of Amit Trivedi as a music director but due to various reasons Dev.D took time in getting finished and released and by that time Aamir (2008) got released which eventually became his debut as a composer. Anurag Kashyap had actually recommended Amit Trivedi to Raj Kumar Gupta for Aamir.

The MMS video of Chanda when she was a minor Delhi school girl is inspired by the real life MMS video of a minor Delhi school girl which caused a big scandal in India in 2004. Just like Chanda's father in the movie, the real girl's father killed himself.

There are a number of references to the film Devdas (2002) (since Dev D and Devdas (2002) 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). Outside the hidden bar in New Delhi that Dev visits, has a poster of Shah Rukh Khan lighting a cigarette taken from Devdas (2002).