Dev D (2009)

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Review Summary: On the whole DEV D is NO SMOKING II. Does one elaborate more?

Average Critic Rating: (3.07)
Cast: Abhay Deol , Kalki Koechlin , Parakh Madan , Dibyendu Bhattacharya , Navin Kaushik , Surekha Sikri
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Release Date: 06 Feb 2009

Plot: The film is divided into three parts by the view of characters- PARO Dev ( Abhay Deol ) is the son of a rich 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 Read more

Dev D - Top Reviews

On the whole DEV D is NO SMOKING II. Does one elaborate more?
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Removing the story from discreet Bengal to rustic North India is not the only thing that writer-director Anurag Kashyap has taken a departure from in his interpretation of Devdas.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
This is where Dev D stumbles. The momentum of the first half dissipates. As Dev implodes, he emotionally disconnects from the world. But the trouble is that we also emotionally disconnect from him. Despite Abhay’s superlative performance, Dev’s suffering
Anupama Chopra, NDTV 
Dev D is one such flight of fancy from the filmmaker that definitely defies all conventions and demolishes all moulds.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
I've always thought Devdas could only be told in black and white.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
There's a major difference between KL Saigal, Dilip Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Abhay Deol's Devdas.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY

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Dev D - All Reviews

Anurag's story writing lacks consistency
S Pankaj, Smash Hits
A landmark film in the way it portrays youth and young love and superbly etched with irony and humor Dev D marries Kashyap's typical stylistic flourish with multi-layered substance and this is truly a match made in heaven.
Jahan Bakshi, Now Running
Hamlet was the first parallel that came to mind way before Sarat Chandra's much used/abused classic did.
Bryan Durham, Mid-Day
Sarat Chandra’s Devdas has been remade in different period of timeBut for the first time, keeping the theme intact, the approach is changedLike the basis, the characters remain the same and only their role has been alteredThough is an adaptation of Sarat
Bollywood Mantra
Movie Review : Dev DDirector : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Anurag Kashyap  Amit Trivedi  Shellee, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shruti Pathak and Mani  Abhay Deol, Kalki and Mahi GillDev D Movie Review February 6, 2009 5:56:58 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Tr
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
he story begins with Dev (Abhay) who is the son of a rich industrialist and lives in London since the age of 12. He now returns to India and his only objective is to meet up his childhood sweetheart Paro (Mahie). Both of them are excited and life goes hun
Bharat Student
An unusual one from clichéd versions...
India Glitz
Still, if you like your cinema far removed from the mainstream, don’t miss this one.
Shashi Baliga, Hindustan Times 
Anurag Kashyap is no ordinary filmmaker.
Sumit Bhattacharya, Rediff 
Dev D is Anurag Kashyap’s first love story and his interpretation is quirky and alternative which is naturally expected of him. In a nutshell, Dev D in true Kashyap fashion will make you gape at the bluntness of the characters and the story. This one is n
Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice