Director: Sudhir Mishra
Cast: Rahul Bhat, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Vipin Sharma, Sourabh Shukla, Vineet Mishra, Dilip Tahil, Anurag Kashyap
Genre: Political Romantic Drama
Synopsis: Sudhir Mishra has done an impossible task of blending two stalwarts of literature together; Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Shakespear. Daas Dev is not only a reverse tale of the biggest loser of Indian literature Devdas, it touches some spheres of the tragic hero Hamlet. Dev Pratap Chauhan (Rahul Bhatt) is the successor of a politically strong family but submerges in alcohol, drugs and his childhood sweetheart Paro (Richa Chadha). After the death of his father, their love story falls prey to his power-hungry uncle Adesh (Saurabh Shukla). Paro, after getting married prepare herself to take revenge on Dev in the political battlefield. Here comes Chandni (Aditi Roy Hydari), a political fixer who helps Dev by creating strategies to win in this dirty game of politics. The rest of the movie is on how these two strong women characters, both haplessly in love with Dev, play the game of politics in present social scenario.
- The direction of Sudhir Mishra is brilliant. The way he has merged the two classics and the treatment he has done to the movie is brilliant.
- The most prominent performance of the movie is of Vipin Sharma’s.
- Both the leading female characters played by Richa Chadha and Aditi Rao Hydari are convincing.
- Rahul Bhat has portrayed the role of Dev decently but his chemistry with his co-actresses are not convincing.
- The old treatment of the political scenario of Uttar Pradesh as has seen already in many films.
- The plot of the movie is quite messy as it rarely justifies the activities of the characters.
- Saurabh Shukla is a total waste as his marvelous acting skill is unutilized.