Prolific director Sudhir Mishra is adapting Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic novel Devdas into modern day politics by the name of Daasdev. Rahul Bhat will portray the character of classic lover in this modern day adaptation while Richa Chadha as Paro and Aditi Rao Hydari will play Chandni. In the actual text of Chattopadhyay Chandni goes by the name of Chandramukhi and Devdas is Devdas Mukherjee. Devdas has been adapted quite a number of times in the history of cinema starting from Dilip Kumar in black and white to Shahrukh Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s adaptation in 2002. Both of these adaptations were not modern day and was set in the period of original text.
Anurag Kashyap adapted into current times and made Dev D in which Abhay Deol portrayed the lead character and Kalki Koechlin played Chanda. This Bengali literature has been adapted unfathomable number of times officially and unofficially in the work of art be it stage or cinema of almost every language. Despite of it being seen from and by so many eyes, the excitement to watch Devdas again has not died inside of people and so far no one has adapted it into a political edge scenario.
Innumerable times people have picked up the character of a drunk broken heart lover on the edge of destroying himself even if the film did not have the character of a 3rd person in the love story. Telugu cult of 2017 Arjun Reddy also borrows the character traits and shows him in a completely new light. 2017 marked the 100 year anniversary of Devdas and this age old literature is still relevant in the romantic context enough to fascinate story tellers of today. Daasdev was being talked about for quite sometime now and finally it will see the light of day on 16 feb, 2018. Trailer and official poster of the film will be out in a short while.