Sudhir Mishra, known for his critically-acclaimed movies like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Chameli is back again with a revived energy. His last film Inkaar (2013) tanked at the box office but this did not stop him from taking a plunge again and he is back this time with his upcoming film Daas Dev.
The film follows a path contrary to the plot of the classic novel Devdas. The film is a fiercely political drama that talks about the protagonist’s addiction. The movie’s premise is based on the novel in a way, that it is a reverse story of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas dipped in Shakespearean influences. If Devdas was a journey from a noble person to a ‘Das’, this is a journey from ‘Das’, a person who is a slave to his addictions and to the dynastic ambitions of his family to ‘Dev’. Set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, Daas Dev is a film about power, love and addiction.
Here’s the first look poster from the movie, which indeed doubles as an innovative way of introducing the cast of the film to the viewers. The film stars Richa Chadha as Paro, Aditi Rao Hydari as Chandni and Rahul Bhat as Dev. The film also features power packed performances from Vineet Singh, Saurabh Shukla and Vipin Sharma. Anurag Kashyap will be seen in a guest appearance in the film.
Talking about the film director Sudhir Mishra said “We started with one of my friend telling me why you don’t do Dev Das? I started working on it with a fellow writer and suddenly things started changing. I started feeling that Hamlet and Devdas were similar stories and then the Indian political situations came up and it became like a reverse journey of Devdas. I took the three characters of Devdas; Dev, Paro, and Chandramukhi. As I was working, Shakespeare intruded and I allowed him to. Ultimately it became a film about power as it gets in the way of love. I am glad that finally my film has a release date i.e 9th March 2018 and all the hard work that my team has put in will be paid off.”
The film releases in the theatres on 9th March, 2018 .Mark the date so that you don’t miss to catch this political drama in the theatres near you.