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Dev.D is a modern-day love story. Dev, (Abhay Deol) Paro (Mahi Gill) And Chanda of Dev.D reflect the sensibilities, Conflicts, Aggression, Independence, Free Thought, Exuberance and Recklessness of the youth of today.
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.
About the Actor
Born on 15th March 1976 in Mumbai, India as Abhay Singh Deol, he can boast of Ajit Singh Deol, a director and producer, for his father; actor Dharmendra as his uncle and actors Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol and Esha Deol as cousins. He was active in theater while in school, which motivated him to pursue acting in movies. Painting, philosophy and journalism were his other interests. He completed his graduation from Mumbai University and traveled all the way to Los Angeles to fine tune his acting skills in a two year acting course. 2005 Imtiaz Alis Socha Na Tha was his first movie. He starred with Ayesha Takia as Viren Oberoi. The movie failed to perform well. 2006 He acted in Ahista Ahista with Soha Ali Khan but the movie repeated a similar performance as his first movie and failed while his performance was appreciated. 2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, a comedy about newly weds was very popular with the crowds. Ek Chalis Ki Last Local with Neha Dhupia and Manorama Six Feet Under both did not meet with the same success. 2008 Hey Lucky! Lucky Hey! saw him playing a thief Lucky Singh and got a thumbs up from the critics.
About the Director
He directed Black Friday (2004) which was about the 1993 Bombay Bombings and Kashyap even did a bit role as an ISI operative. The movie stood out, even on the international platform. It was screened at the Locarno International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Leopard. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. He wrote and directed No Smoking (2007) and the animation Hanuman Returns (2007). Dev D is his big release in 2009. He has written the screenplay and directed the movie which is a twenty first century take on Devdas, originally a novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. In March 2009, Gulaal will be released after a long delay. He has penned many screenplays and dialogues like Kabhie Kabhie, a television series in 1997. Satya (1998) with Saurabh Shukla was about the Mumbai underworld and won the Star Screen Award for Best Screenplay. He wrote the dialogues for Shool (1999) about dirty politics and the controversial Deepa Mehtas Water (2005) about the widows in Varanasi. He worked with Harry Baweja and Bhavani Iyer for Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005). The dialogues of the hit comedy Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd (2007) were created by Kashyap and also the football centric movie Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007).
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
- MPAA Rating: s_medPG PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Multimedia format: NTSC
- Run time: 2 hours and 24 minutes
- Release Date: March 23, 2009
- Starring: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Parakh Madan, Kuldeep Singh
- Subtitles:: English
- Language: Unqualified (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio: UTV
- Number of discs: 1
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