Got to watch DevD yesterday. And came out with mixed reactions..
The story is the same old stuff, yet it has a unique newness to it (After watching the previous versions, esp the Bengali one, it was rather weird hearing Punjabi dialogues mouthed by Paro!). I wish the director had not dragged the length so much. A more compact version would have suited the purpose of holding my attention!! I did like the verbal retaliation of Paro, which in other versions had been very subtle and self-destructive. Chandramukhi, as always, is confident and unapologetic and of course in love with Dev. Now, this aspect of love has always puzzled me. How can you fall in love out of sympathy? I mean, you don’t even know a person, and yet fall in love because he has a tragic history? Strange are the ways of love! There were actually two women who fell in love with this arrogant, selfish, shallow and heartless man named Dev who was nothing but a big loser. Anyways, I did like the way this movie ended on a positive note.
Have to say one thing about Abhay Deol – he might not be the best looking actor in Bollywood, but he certainly is the most talented one….