Dev D is a modern-day interpretation of the classic novel “Devdas” by Sarat Chandra. Dev (Abhay Deol), Paro (Mahi Gill) and Chanda (Kalki Koechlin) of Dev D reflect the sensibilities, conflicts aggression, and independence. It was Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, It was produced by Ronnie Screwvala
It was released on 6 February 2009. The film’s domestic gross was Rs 215.0 million with distributor share of Rs 65.5 million. It was a hit in Delhi/NCR and above average in overall
The film is set in contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditional system and marriages are a game of power and a matter honour.
Film’s won six filmfare award in 2009 including best supporting actress (Kalki) Critics Award for Best Performance Female (Mahie Gill), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Background score, R D Burman Award for new Musical Talent (Amit Trivedi) and also won National film Award for Best Music Direction (Amit Trivedi)
The story deals with a loser (Abhay Deol) and how he deals with his life. It’s like a modern rip-off from Devdas, The movie setup up in north of India brings up something new and unique as a build up to the character.The story is how a boy destroys his life for his childhood love. The darkness of the movie can be seen after he loses the girl and takes a road to utter disdain and destruction of his life. Dev meets Chanda a prostitute who also falls for his charm. Her story is completely different and well put up.
The performances are excellent too, with Abhay Deol delivering a brave, powerful performance that won’t be easy to forget, Abhay puts in a real perfect act of a self-sympathetic fool, who drinks and does drugs just in the obsession of Paro, . Paro has apparently never known the words ‘shy’ nor ‘blush’. Chanda has seen a lot of pain and is the only character who slowly becomes sure of herself. They all are did brilliant job.