Comments on: Dev D: A different take on an age-old hero http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/ Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Manan Malhotra http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1328 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:03:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1328 @Kamalika
I found the comments posted by you quite interesting .
Dev D indeed created that spark of Booz , Smoke and Drugs to such an extent that I actually took on all the three activities after that :)
It is strange that such an old concept could bring such wonderful and vivid pictures in the minds of youngsters .

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By: Best Bollywood News http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1321 Sat, 11 Apr 2009 09:26:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1321 Finally Abbay has something to prove. Dev D is a finely tuned film describing the old Devdas in a typically modern fashion with all the essence of great direction and songs. It’s the best movie with great humor.

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By: Kamalika Nandi http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1123 Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:41:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1123 Dev D is not a regular movie..it has the guts to fight the conformist inclinations of our society.so dont expect every body to like it.
but those who appreciate the masterpiece shall remember the taste for long…
its so strong that it seems everything else will taste bland for a long time to come..
Surely deserves a standing ovation!!

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By: Joy Lynford http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1065 Fri, 13 Feb 2009 07:40:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1065 Directors and story writers must take this movie as an example to make a different masala movie which people can appreciate.

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By: News http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1063 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:36:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1063 Yet to watch, but finding it interesting specially reading such reviews & comments

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By: RM http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1062 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 03:47:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1062 PN, you are almost mean! But definitely funny. I haven’t read Shilpa’s posts before this one, but now I will just to see how far your thoery is true. And I must agree, reading that ‘indulgent director’ bit immediately reminded me of the same snippet from Annie Hall – and Allen is right 😀

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By: Piyush Monga http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1061 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:13:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1061 ITS DIFFERENT -these are two words i want to said about yhis movie ….different from regular bollywood movies…….showing reality of everyday life …tracking indian mens……who still believe that he is free to do every thing but woman is in deir hands……while seeing this scene i remember one of friend s bf……..DEVDAS in new awtar….first half is very good…..n director had shown thruths of indian life clearly………second half is boring wid same devdas indulging in alchol n drugs n meeting prostitue….but in this modern devdas ..devdas remain alive…..finally ……best part is about corelation director had done wid DPS incident which reocked every part of india………….ATLAST want to said a must watch n unforgattable mvie nt bcs author has shown good sex sex scenes n use of abusive langauages but bcs ITS DIFFERENT

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By: ananth http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1059 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 05:43:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1059 Can’t agree more with Shilpa. Kashyap starts by providing a fresh perspective on changing sensibilities, especially in urban India. But he lapses into the kind of sentimental trip he perhaps would have hoped to avoid. The self-pity of Devdas then made the second half dull, with only the solid acting of Abhay and Kalki helping carry to film. The film seemed to have immense possibilities when it started but came nowhere near achieving its potential. Top marks to the acting but “emotional atyachar” appears more a stunt than any act of genius!

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By: Rishabh http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1054 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 06:31:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1054 its a different movie with ample of masala..
but masala is not that should distract you ..
Dev’s realization of the fact he never loved Paro is what portrays anurag’s brilliance..
Nice movie over all ..Hats off to Abhay once again

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By: Saphalya http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/02/08/dev-d-a-different-take-on-an-age-old-hero/comment-page-1/#comment-1053 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 06:27:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=301#comment-1053 I saw the movie on Saturday, as the critic has said the first half was good but I felt the second half was pretty long. The movie had started dragging a bit and it was getting to the nerves.
Good movie but it could have been excellent.

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