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Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Snapshot of the story
Dev D is the modern version of Devdas written by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, but the characters and situations are quite similar to the original Devdas screenplay. Dev loves his childhood friend Paro. But due to some suspicion on the character of Paro, Dev insults her and as a result Paro unable to bear the insult gets married to some other person. Now, heartbroken Dev becomes addicted to alcohol and drugs. One day he visits the prostitute named Chanda and then he falls for her. Climax of the movie was made different (intentionally) from the original Devdas.
Dev (played by Abhay Deol) is a son of rich Punjabi businessman. He and Paro are childhood sweethearts. Later on when both of them grow up, Dev goes to London for his higher studies. But distance increases the love between them and their love blossoms. They try to be near to each other with the help of communication such as letter, e-mails, telephones, etc.
Dev returns to Chandigarh to meet Paro. Both of them express their love for each other with some dark romantic scenes. Dev comes to know that Paro has an affair with another person that turns out to be just a rumor, hurtful Paro gets married to someone else decided by her parents. Tormented by Paro’s wedding, Dev has started seeking solace in alcohol and drugs and becomes the regular visitor to hookup at Chanda’s place. Chanda has been disowned by her family after her port MMS hit the internet. Dev finds solace with Chanda and she also starts loving him, but due to her profession gets rejected by Dev. But after spending few months lonely he realizes that he loves Chanda and they both start living together.
Dev D is a modern version of Devdas the change in the story was expected, but there was not much change is the actual storyline and anyone who watched the old version would definitely get bored. There was only a change in the climax. Director Anurag Kashyap tried to make something different, but ended up doing something that was not appreciated by audience or critics. Music of the movie is also good and but never the talk of the town. Abhay Deol did a good job as Dev but that was not good enough to make it a hit.
Dev D scores 5 out of 10, it is very sad to see the good story is wasted like this. Having originated from the original Devdas movie, the romanticism of this version is let down on the big screen.
Friday, December 9th, 2011
Snapshot of the story
Socha Na Tha is a story of a guy who is going to marry a girl selected by his parents but rejects her and wants to marry his Catholic girlfriend which is unacceptable to his parents. While he is trying to convince his parents to let him marry her, he finds himself in love with the girl his parents chose for him. Story takes a sweet and funny twist as it finally reaches it’s climax.
Viren (played by Abhay Deol) is going to marry Aditi (played by Ayesha Takia), a girl selected by his parents being their friends daughter. But Viren is in love with a Catholic girl named Karen (played by Apoorva Jha) and wants to marry her. He confides with Aditi and both of them arrive at a pact that Viren would refuse the marriage proposal with Aditi.
The rejection by Viren creates a rift between the two families which triggers a war of words. At the same time Viren continues to date Karen and proposes her for marriage, the response of which is positive. Then he meets Karen’s parents and they also agree, but when they go for the permission from his parents they disapprove the match.
In the ensuing chaos, Viren also continues to meet Aditi, even though there are no strings attached. Both of them feel free to talk and share their feelings with each other. Then there’s a dramatic turnaround in the story when Viren realizes that his heart is now beating for Aditi. On the other side another dramatic turnaround takes place and his parents agree to make Karen their daughter–in–law. Now Viren is in another mess, for now he wants to marry Aditi and not Karen.
Socha Na Tha is small budget movie and show that it does not need to be the big budget movie to be a block buster hit. The movie gets its appeal just because of the unpredictable situations woven with a good story narrated by Imtiaz Ali. Socha Na Tha is good in the screenplay and all the actors give off their best. Credit goes to Imtiaz Ali for making a simple story very compelling. Climax of the movie was a bit predictable which can be ignored sijnce the movie overall was much fun to watch. Music is not the selling point for this movie and also not really needed because of the brilliant direction of Imtiaz Ali.
Socha Na Tha scores 7 out of 10 for its simple but engaging story. Both Ayesh Takia and Abhay Deol was a newcomer and did a fantastic job. We would like to add 1 more star just for their outstanding performance making the rating 8 out of 10.