Sarat Chandra Chatterji’s classic "Devdas" has been adapted as a film many times and the latest in this genre is Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra’s "dasdev" which is a modern adaptation of the tragedy set against a backdrop of Uttar Pradesh. "DasDev" is set in a rural background and is more of a romantic thriller whose central theme runs contrary to that of the classic novel. It is more of a man’s addiction to power and love or vice versa.

Mishra has many credits to his name

Mishra is often credited for his offbeat films like "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi," "Yeh Saali Zindagi," and "Khoya Khoya Chand." Therefore "DaasDev" is a wee bit different from the classic.

Paro is not the coy and timid Paro of Saratchandra but is a modern day heroine who does not hesitate to tread the wrong path in order to set something wrong, right. The Paro of DasDev does not feel guilty of betrayal because men also do feel the same way.

Movie Plot

Sudhir’s Chandramukhi or Chandini is one who services the political forces and the chauvinist male-dominated will not accept a woman like her. She is the essence of DaasDev and also suffers from the same fatal flaw as the Chandramukhi in Sarat’s classic. However, he is quick to clear any misconception of "DasDev" being a political drama.

The protagonist of his story, "Devdas" journeys from Dev to ‘Das’ (Slave) and then back to Dev. The character is not a loser in this version of the classic epic; rather Devdas gets stuck into difficulties and is not broken but evolves out of it into a stronger self.