Last night at South City mall was when the IIMCians decided to make the most of the weekend by hitting the movie Dev D.
Well the theatre was filled with IIMC folks. Anyway …
Dev D: A movie that in a modern and a straight-forward way glorified a state of experiential anguish termed Emosanal Attyachaar
🙂 (The ATTYACHAR related song has become a cult classic on campus here . Large chunks of this concept find similarities in my posts on boys and girls 😛 all in good jest of course )
The first part of Dev and Paro was fun downright to the last chunk of toilet humour and obscene comedy. The foreign girl story line was boring and cliche’ .
The getting stoned,drunk, mashed , wasted part of the movie where the hero is on a high throughout aptly depicted .Especially I am sure, for those who have experienced that long duration stoned state at least once in their lives.Even the camera work and imagery were well done!
The second half dragged to the extent of being absolutely intolerable at places. The ending was predictable. I felt that the resurrection of the hero could have been shown in a better way.But that part was hastily done and unecessary excess-time was given to the part where he is getting all drunk and stoned.
Comparisons with the original Devdas (the SRK one! I have no idea of the Dilip Kumar starrer) :
- Definitely more contemporary w.r.t reasons for break up, (the whole fault bends more towards the guy now and hence he suffers more)
- Mr.Chunni being just a cheap pimp and not a glorified altrusitic pimp like Jacky’s Chunni lal
- More about lust and attraction which is directly depicted.
- Of course there is no useless melodrama, but more in-your-face comedy, irony and realism
- Abhay Deol doesn’t match SRK in acting of course.
Anyway it was overall a boring movie. But an okayish experience if watched for the “emosanal attyachar” concept, and if the whole theatre is filled with your college’s people … making the sounds you generally see in a Professor-less class room . 😀