Dev D a mature film: Kalki Koechlin

Debutante actress, Kalki Koechlin plays the new age Chandramukhi aka Chanda in Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D, a modern take on the classic Devdas. Her Chanda defies all conventions in her revamped avatar. “She is not the quintessential Bollywood nautch girl but a young girl from Delhi who gets into prostitution. … Read more

Devdas Learns To Rock

I’ve always thought Devdas could only be told in black and white. For it is a bunch of flabbergastingly unidimensional characters — drunkard, pining lover, courtesan — that populate Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s essentially simplistic story, remarkable only for its wonderfully amoral, irredeemable titular protagonist. Ushering colour into these monochromatic silhouettes … Read more

Chitrangada’s hip Chandramukhi

Sudhir Mishra is trying to make his political adaptation of Sarat Chandra’s ‘Devdas’ interesting and different in every way. Chitrangada Singh’s Chadramukhi in the film is a shrewd and sensuous socialite. The move is titled ‘Aur Devdas’ and has Shiney Ahuja playing the modern-day Devdas with Lara Dutta playing Paro. … Read more

Sonu Nigam sings for Pakistani Devdas

Devdas is being remade again — this time, in Pakistan, by producer Nadeem Sha and veteran Pakistani director, Iqbal Kashmiri. Music is by Vajahat Atrye and is arranged by Uttam Singh. The songs for the film will be sung by Indian singers, including Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Kavita … Read more


Adapted from Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s book and inspired by Bimal Roy’s Dilip Kumar earlier role as ‘Devdas’, the movie is a classic slice of a bygone era. The film is the tragic love story of Devdas (Shahrukh Khan), Paro (Aishwarya Rai) and Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit). All three bold characters who … Read more

Pakistani style steps out

The show got bigger this year. Not only did the organizers fly out to Dubai, giving the local entertainment industry much-needed international exposure, they also collaborated with a television network, ensuring a much wider audience than our local channels could ever pull off. Indian talent, comprising professional dancers, stage designers … Read more

Devdas sweeps Filmfare Awards