3 out of 5 stars
Box Office: TBA
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel, Devdas has captured the imagination of filmmakers in the past and continues to do so even today. Set in contemporary times, filmmaker Sudhir Mishra’s Daas Dev borrows not just from this novel but also from William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, to tell a story that essentially tries to capture the dynamics of dynastic politics in India. In this retelling of the classic novel, Dev (Rahul Bhat) is a reluctant political heir who loves Paro (Richa Chaddha) immensely, but falls prey to the machinations of his uncle Avdhesh (Saurabh Shukla). Paro, doesn’t allow her love for Dev to blind her, she places her pride above all else and in the process locks horns with her beloved in the political circuit. Meanwhile, Chandni (Aditi Rao Hydari), ‘the other’ woman is a fixer who does the dirty job for politicians and is inexplicably drawn to Dev.
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“Daas Dev has its high points but in totality the film doesn’t grip you.”