The poster for the movie, Daasdev, directed by Sudhir Mishra and starring Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Rahul Bhat, Vineet Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma and Anurag Kashyap, in a guest appearance, has been released. The movie is another modern adaptation of the classic novel, Devdas written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The first look for the movie was released last year, and quickly got people interested, as it is being touted as the story of Devdas in reverse. Sudhir Mishra has said that the movie will chart Dev’s rise from the rock bottom of his life.
Rahul Bhatt is going to play Devd, which Richa Chadha is playing Paro and Aditi Rao Hyadri will be essaying the role of Chandramukhi. Aditi was recently seen in Padmaavat, as Mehrunisa, and her performance in the film, has been receiving a lot of acclaim from critics and public alike. Richa Chadha, is one of the most acclaimed actress’ in the industry and it will be interesting to see her essay a role that is as powerful as it is tragic.
There have been three previous attempts to make a movie out of the book, beginning with Bimal Roy’s Devdas in 1955, to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas in 2004 to Anurag Kashyap’s modern retelling DevD. Another interesting detail in the casting is that Kashyap will also be appearing in the form of a special appearance in the movie. The most influential, and iconic telling of Devdas has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, and not only get great reviews inside but also overseas. Daasdev seems to be another modern retelling of the story, and it will be interesting to see how Mishra re-adapts it on the big screen.
First look poster of Sudhir Mishra's #DaasDev – a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic novel #Devdas… Stars Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Vineet Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma and Anurag Kashyap [guest appearance]… 9 March 2018 release. pic.twitter.com/yYRVysUkpI
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