DevD

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!).Β  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….

8 thoughts on “DevD

  1. “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….”

    Bang on with that πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    and i loved the movie… it was such a beautiful adaptation of Devdas for modern times

    i also liked the way it touched on some of the real life scandals like the DPS MMS scandal and the BMW hit and run case

  2. yayy!! another AD fan! i havent missed a single movie of his! πŸ˜€

    and love works in strange ways. and i guess the nurturing side of many people makes them fall in love with a person they can take care of! and i am sure thats not the only reason! πŸ™‚

    cheers!

    • Abha:
      I am sure the clan is increasing slowly and steadily!
      But I still do not understand how pity and sympathy for such a self-destructive person turn into love….. I have always believed that love is based on the goodness that lies within us. I am not denying the goodness hidden inside such beings, but it is difficult for others to see it in such brief encounters, and hence calling it love straightway would be doing injustice to love itself.. But then, each of us has our own interpretation of this vaguely understood thing called ‘love’, isn’t it?

    • Abha:
      I am sure the clan is increasing slowly and steadily!
      But I still do not understand how pity and sympathy for such a self-destructive person turn into love….. I have always believed that love is based on the goodness that lies within us. I am not denying the goodness hidden inside such beings, but it is difficult for others to see it in such brief encounters, and hence calling it love straightway would be doing injustice to love itself.. But then, each of us has our own interpretation of this vaguely understood thing called ‘love’, isn’t it?

  3. I agree completely. An awesome take on a toxic tale but could’ve been 30 minutes shorter. Loved the performances and the Atyachar song!

    And believe me, as an authority on loser, women DO fall in love out of sympathy. It could just be the maternal instincts. Whether such love goes any distance is another question. The wise old men did show such love to be doomed, even if it was poignant and timeless. In that sense, maybe Dev.D’s happy end was contrived…

    In today’s time, I’d have found it more real for Paro to ditch the hubby and come over to Dev. No? πŸ™‚

    • Vidooshak:
      How could I forget mentioning ‘Emosional Atyachar’!!! Loved it completely!!

      And as for love based on sympathy, I think it might be the initial point, but the base is not strong enough to sustain the relationship or the so called ‘love’ forever… And perhaps you are right, such love is poignant, but doomed from the start!

      And I am so glad that Paro gave it back to Dev the way he deserved it!!

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