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Dev.D-Genesis 2(Happy Accidents)

Published by: Anurag Kashyap
Published: on Dec 30 2008 @ 10:20 am  @ 10:20 am 

 

I was always told i can not make a love story and it always bothered me. But there wasn’t a love story i related to. Not the ones they referred to. I enjoyed QSQT, DDLJ, Maine Pyaar Kiya and then i grew up. Later I enjoyed Dil Chahta Hai, Metro and Jab We Met. One was about growing up and friendships, second was about relationships the latter was fun. But could i make something like that without killing it, the very thing that made it. Impossible. But yes i did want to make a love story. The love story that i have enjoyed the most, Head On by fatih akin(in recent times) and “love me if you dare”, these were the one’s i wished i made them. Chungking express and Happy Together and In the mood for Love. Breathless. Jules et Jim. Will I ever get to make something like them. No. I wasn’t that good . So i never attempted to make one. Only once I got any closer to write a love story was Gulaal, but was it a love story?
There was a love story or many unrequited ones in it amongst others. So why could i never make a love story? Because i had set myself very high standards and that blocked me from even attempting one. I was also too scared of my own darkness. Failure of NS scared me even further.
Abhay had started it and i was excited but NS came and bombed, filling me with severe self doubts. We were set to go on the shoot, I lost courage. I could not write, Vikram’s draft was done, I had to add my bits to it, and my ideas were formed but i lost courage. I sank. I disappeared, went through some really indescribable things. And it suddenly came back. It came because of a lot of people judging me on the basis of that one film. A NS which i am extremely proud of and because i kept refusing to say that,”i m sorry, i made a mistake with it”. And the failure of people to get it and my failure to reach out to them with it, made them write off “black friday” and all else. I felt judged and that gave me the idea to what to do with Dev.D. Write a story about the young people who were judged by the society and were given no chance to come back. That is what Dev.D is. It’s the story of the outcasts. People we give up on, because they are stubborn, because they refuse to confirm and they don’t listen. they want to do their own shit, take their time figuring the rights from wrongs and in the process discover themselves. Like i always said, Dev.D is the story of self realization, self discovery , self destruction being one of the routes to it or the result of it.
The another thing that happened at the same time was the first cut of Aamir. It blew me. I was completely taken by surprise by what Rajkumar had achieved. I remember refusing to come to the edit suite to see it, i was depressed and asked him to put it on a dvd and sent it home. I started watching it, midway through it my depression was gone, i called him. I asked him to come over, he came. I had not finished watching it when he arrived, i made him sit down and finished watching it. I hugged him. It challenged me. I told him now you see what I do. What he did with Aamir breathed a new life into me.
I wrote it then on. All the ideas incidents used borrowed from real life. From the headline stories, newspaper front pages. Idea being , take devdas and find parallels to it in todays world. Be unapologetic, real and weave it together with music. Amit was already done with the tracks. Listening to them we, me and Vik kept rewriting, fighting, lots of things he disagreed on but we continued, I borrowed from my life, his life , Abhay’s life. Something was still missing, could not figure out what. We started shooting. We started shooting in london. On the way back , i don’t know what happened, i felt we needed to see chandramukhi’s story separately, what makes that girl Leni, to end up doing what she does. I wrote on the flight. Final draft of it on the flight from london to bombay. Got back and got it printed, The new development completely altered the film. A new song had to be included. The nature of the songs in the film being that, either they are used as states of mind of various characters or their journeys. None of them lip synched by the main characters. Either background or happening around.
It became a completely different movie.
Then we started shooting the Paro’s story in Punjab and I got a call from Kalki. She said she was not sure she could pull it off, on being asked why she said, everyone is in punjab and i don’t know who to rehearse with, and i need to keep doing that and i am not sure i will be as good in front of the camera. I asked my line producer ajay, can we get her here, even though she is not needed. He said yeah, so she flew down. Next day when we were shooting at the railway station when Paro leaves for the city, it was chaos and kalki was also standing there. I don’t know what happened to me , I asked her to get in there. “Get in where”, she asked.
In the shot with Mahi. This is where Paro and Chanda cross each other.
But they don’t.
Well in SLB’s version they meet and dance together. He has already taken the original one step further, lets take it up from there. Get in the train is about to leave.
And my costumes?
What you are wearing is ok, just give it to the costumes department after the shoot.
She got in and we took the shot and the film changed even further. That one day if Kalki wasn’t there, Dev.d would have been another film. From then on, strands kept emerging and without rewriting much we just kept creating shots, thrice actually, which made the film what it is today. I call them happy accidents.

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68 Responses to “Dev.D-Genesis 2(Happy Accidents)”

  1. Shekhar Shimpi on December 30th, 2008 10:33 am
    Hey!!! that was nice decision, about Paro & Chanda meeting (Happy Accidents)
    Cool Info.
    -
    and Anurag I’ve send you a mail on your gmail account,
    Regarding “Doga”
    shekharshimpi@kriyastudios.com
  2. OM on December 30th, 2008 10:34 am
    Coool…this reminds me of your post on NS..Improvisations…
    Awesome back story
  3. Shripriya on December 30th, 2008 10:37 am
    Interesting. For these kinds of happy accidents to happen though, the director has to also be the writer, yes?
    I wonder what a Director who is not the writer does if he has an idea on set… nothing? that would be unfortunate, but then who’d tie the pieces together later? What would you have done if you hadn’t written the script and you had an idea like this?
  4. Anurag Kashyap on December 30th, 2008 10:40 am
    shripriya-conned the writer i guess.. but then i wouldn’t know that.
  5. ravptor on December 30th, 2008 10:44 am
    And Dev.D saga continues… :)
    BTW, How u discover Delhi, those neon areas and stuff? And did u again shoot guerilla style?
    Ohh… the bloody indulgence!
  6. Shripriya on December 30th, 2008 10:55 am
    A huge advantage to be both… if you can. I see more examples of that every day. Thanks.
  7. Kenny on December 30th, 2008 11:06 am
    Thanks for this, Anurag. Very inspiring to hear these stories.
    Love Me If You Dare - great film. Maybe someday I’ll understand why bade logon ko Chungking Express pasand aati hai :)
    And do tell us more about Mahi. Have her write a post if she would like to. She and Richa are the two great new discoveries in my book this year. I especially want to hear about how the tubewell scene came out
  8. G.K.Desai on December 30th, 2008 11:22 am
    “Well in SLB’s version they meet and dance together. He has already taken the original one step further, lets take it up from there.”
    THAT IS AK !!!
    GK
  9. Movie fan on December 30th, 2008 11:25 am
    kya chanda aur paro ke beech mein koi catfight hoyi gi ke nahian boss ?? :)
  10. Movie fan on December 30th, 2008 11:30 am
    man i was expecting catfight in slb’s Devdas but what i got instead was dola re dola ???
    bohat naan insaafi hai yeh
  11. Ajay Kumar Saxena on December 30th, 2008 12:11 pm
    Wow!! these incidents make amazing read , keep it coming AK, and i hope this 2nd genesis post , will give some relief to the debate on the 1st one. All such incidents reveal so much about the REAL , hard core process of film-making and improvisations on the sets ,good to hear it. and yes, I strongly believe its better to be writer-director ,it definitely gives a better grip on the whole movie.
    Are chanda , paro aur devD ho gaye , ye Chunni laal ka kya suspense hai ? kaun hai ye chupa rustam ? Hope he adds a unique flavour in the movie,eager to see the characterisation of Chunni !
    AK, have you also written the screenplay of Dev D?
  12. Movie fan on December 30th, 2008 12:35 pm
    ^^^ i think chunny lal is played by some actor from Black Friday
  13. V.P.Jaiganesh on December 30th, 2008 12:36 pm
    Very interesting!
    very inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing the thought process AK!
  14. Movie fan on December 30th, 2008 12:37 pm
    i hope Dev D really works for abhay
    OLLO was sadly the case of wrong timing (with all those terrorsit attack )
    IMO abahy is the most unique new actor we have after long time
  15. Anurag Kashyap on December 30th, 2008 12:37 pm
    Movie fan- the guy who played yeda yaqub. Dibyendu bhattacharya.
  16. Abhinav on December 30th, 2008 12:54 pm
    Its not meant to be snide at all,but “i had set myself very high standards and that blocked me from even attempting one” doesn’t seem to follo logically,or atleast does not make much sense to me.Why does setting high standards for oneself prevent one from making love stories?
  17. kothamrito on December 30th, 2008 1:12 pm
    Fear of not reaching those high standards Obviously- that prevents everyone from doing experimental stuff. dats y aditya chopra and karan johan makes film once in a while. the fear of taking risk an failing
  18. turrtle on December 30th, 2008 1:25 pm
    Can we have some more deleted scenes please ?
  19. Sarang on December 30th, 2008 5:08 pm
    Thanks for sharing Anurag. Very inspiring. Eagerly waiting for Dev.D
    I shall check out the movies you have listed here.
  20. Krishna on December 30th, 2008 6:28 pm
    @Anurag
    “Days of Being Wild ” should not be missed when you are talking of “In the Mood for Love”
    I felt that Wong Kar Wai was inspired from Jean-Luc-Godard’s “Breathless” for manking “Chungking Express”..
    It was good to learn about Happy Accidents
  21. Mitesh Bhanushali on December 30th, 2008 7:50 pm
    wonderful. nice scene. just got Dev D’s music. its simply superb.
  22. kothamrito on December 30th, 2008 8:26 pm
    Wong Kar Wai is the Most Romantic director. his each n every work deals with romance. 2046, Fallen Angels all should be included not just days of being wild. even his commercial of Philips’ Aurea deals with romance. Wong Kar Wai and chris Doyle has created a new language. without chris doyle nowdays wong kar wai is looking very pale. i think they were the best director-cinematographer couple.
    breathless was a post modern film with all the homages. so pulp fiction is our breathless.
    n wong kar wai is inspired by the new wave of hongkong. specially Patrick Tam who was also the editor of his film Days of being wild.
    still Wong Kar Wai is very under-rated. all most all of his films are box office flops. so AK don’t worry. you are not alone :D
    i think if you are auteur then you are always gonna have a niche market and your films going to be cult hit. which i guess NO Smoking is. people actually need time to understand the magnitude of NS. it’s like Scarface. after 10 years everyone will talk about NS. afrerall it’s path breaking
    neways in present cinema which directors are visually stunning or disturbing?
    my list
    WONG KAR WAI
    Gaspar NoƩ
    Darren Aronfsky
    Kim Ki Duk
    Park Chan Wook
    Kim Ji Woon
    Hou Hsiao Hsien
    Chris Cunnigham
    AK please comment on this. please tell us about the directors u think are making visually stunning/shocking/disturbing pictures? and also about major inspirations in case of visual because we all know you also have introduced a new visual in hindi cinema!
  23. G.K.Desai on December 30th, 2008 9:25 pm
    @kothamrito
    EXCELLENT LIST !!!
    GK
  24. Kuldip Patel on December 30th, 2008 9:36 pm
    Interesting!!!
    But you know what is more interesting?
    If I were in your shoes, would have felt the same depression, same self doubts, same hug to buddy Rajkumar, same reinforcement. So everytime I read you posts, They bring a big smile on my face. Thanks :) and best of luck and first day first show from me :)
    BTW, I tried that Requiem-for-a-dream/DevD (pole cam) shot.
    It was much easier than I thought. Mind if I say I myself is holding the bare camera. No tripod, no clamps nothing. Just stiff hand.
    It’s here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x77q0pWzv_I
  25. Anand on December 30th, 2008 9:42 pm
    Anurag Kashyap: Correct me if I am wrong - When I read your post, it felt like I was reading straight from your heart, and the speed at which your heart wanted to share things, your hands were not able to type at that speed!
  26. girish on December 30th, 2008 9:43 pm
    Anuragji,NS was not a mistake..i feel..it was a gift to the indian cinema..you proved that such movies can be made in india..it was truly a brillient piece of work.I am sure Dev D will be very succesfull.It’s the combination two most talented people,abhay and Anurag who has the courage of changing indian cinema..we want more amir,Black fridays,Dasvidaniya,OLLO than RBNJ and ghajini..
  27. Rmn on December 30th, 2008 10:00 pm
    “Write a story about the young people who were judged by the society and were given no chance to come back.”
    Wasn’t the same theme explored in “Clockwork Orange”, though that involved intervention of the state and I assume in your movie it would be the rejection by the state/collective. But by in large there do seem to be some parallels in the two premises. I hope your movie turns our to be as great as some of all time favourites books and movies that have explored “the individual versus the collective” conflict.
    best wishes for the new year and the movie.
  28. rahul on December 30th, 2008 10:14 pm
    how do u cope with so much criticism around… how u do what u r best at when people start doubting ur work??.. i loved NS n BF… hope DD is a huge success
  29. vivek on December 30th, 2008 10:35 pm
    Sigh you cant be a creative genius without being an objectivist with low - self esteem and depression
  30. navneet on December 30th, 2008 11:02 pm
    so i haven’t seen the original devdas, and the remake (i try my best not to touch anything with shahrukh khan in it even with a barge pole)- do i need to see them to appreciate the beauty you bring to the adaptation, or i’d be able to appreciate this film on it’s own the same?
  31. Syko on December 30th, 2008 11:04 pm
    @Anurag-san
    How does one borrow books from you? :)
  32. Kenny on December 31st, 2008 12:45 am
    @ Syko
    One doesn’t :)
    On the door of AK’s library is a colourful sign which says “Do NOT touch any of the books/DVDs. There is a hidden camera. You will be ELECTROCUTED.” :D
  33. no rocket science on December 31st, 2008 1:29 am
    Dont hv much to say..waiting curiously for Dev.D..wish you all the best!
  34. Gajendra S Shrotriya on December 31st, 2008 2:59 am
    Ak… when I heard the sound track, I wondered how the songs would work in the movie… thanks for clarifying that these songs have not been lip synched and protray the characters’ state of minds as BG… I feel now the songs and music would be terrific in the film… All the very best!!!
  35. Pratim D. Gupta on December 31st, 2008 5:09 am
    I have a great feeling about Dev D!
  36. Sethumadhavan on December 31st, 2008 6:25 am
    Anurag
    That was heartfelt once again & I admire you for the way you are being honest about the genesis of the movie.Wish more & more filmmakers could connect to us filmi’s over here in the same manner here.Please keep the thoughts pouring.We are keen to know more.
  37. scriptlarva on December 31st, 2008 7:33 am
    It was interesting to read the sudden turns and twists the script takes on the sets. I guess its a common incident during shooting.
    Joe Eczterhas had written in his book ‘Hollywood animal’ that during the shooting of ‘Betrayed’ the producer used to roam around the sets every day fearing that ‘the director get any new brilliant ideas.’ What Eczterhas was implying is that such sudden ideas destroy doesnt sync with the over all tone of the script. His sentiment is understandable. Because he had never directed any of his scripts. Naturally he would feel powerless and violated.
    But I think that a person who can give a real picture regarding this is someone who directs his own scripts.
  38. ZeroSummer on December 31st, 2008 5:57 pm
    Anurag:
    Best Hindi film of 2008?
    My pick: Oye Lucky Lucky Oye… probably the best in last decade if you ask me. Our own “Mean Streets”… hopefully an Indian New Wave will follow
  39. ZeroSummer on December 31st, 2008 6:07 pm
    Speaking of best hindi films of the last decade…. I am one of the few who would put No Smoking on 2nd. Got a Fincher vibe from it, more stylistically than in terms of content.
  40. vishesh on December 31st, 2008 9:41 pm
    Lovely post. My interest in Dev D doubles in logarithmic scale.
    .
    If I am not late to the party, is it possible to make a separate blog just for Dev D which contains all the posts by the makers of Dev D. This will help in consolidating the information and also help in marketing the movie better.
    .
    I know there is the official web site. But that’s darn slow just to know daily or frequent updates.
    Of course, you can diss the idea :-)
  41. pragya on January 1st, 2009 12:13 am
    to be able to translate a world view, an emotional state at a point in a personal journey (which is not always exhibit worthy), a series of influences, an urge for difference/rebellion, a reluctant longing to be accepted and a passion for cinema into a film is the toughest balancing act. if u can do this with dev. d. u will spur a lot of edgy depressives into action. :)
    like u said a good film like aamir does more than enrich the repertoire of cinema. all the best to u. for our sake.
  42. Syko on January 1st, 2009 12:14 am
    @ Kenny
    From an old thread -
    ‘Anurag Kashyap on December 26th, 2008 6:33 am
    you can borrow all of maya deren from me..’
    Just thought this was an offer open to all :)
    Am willing to surrender my passport if need be :p
  43. pragya on January 1st, 2009 12:41 am
    @syko a lot of maya deren,and i mean a lot is on you tube. i did a largish article on her (for times of india believe it or not) by supplementing the already seen with whats on utube, quality ofcourse not withstanding. but if u gotta do it, do it :)
  44. ajay on January 1st, 2009 9:00 am
    aapki film ka khas intezar hai.
  45. Movie fan on January 1st, 2009 11:27 am
    i get the feeling some section of media/critics and people are juts itching to ripp apart this movie like they did to NS(which IMO got unfair criticism)
    1st on the list is Mr “on a whole” :) i bet he already wrote his essay on this movie
    but anwyway i m quite sure movie is very well made and seem quite diffrent than usual bollywood stuff which has taglines like extraordinary love story ordinary love story or whatever
    bestof luck to mr anurag
  46. Shekhar Shimpi on January 1st, 2009 9:33 pm
    @Movie fan
    Don’t calculate anything at this time buddy,
    Especially things like ‘negative comments from critics’, they will rip the film and all .
    Cause “The Word becomes flesh” as Jesus said.
  47. Mitch on January 2nd, 2009 1:31 am
    @Pragya
    Do u have a link to the Maya Deren article ?
  48. ricky on January 2nd, 2009 4:13 am
    anurag,
    you are also shooting the RGV way..i believe he also constantly makes last minute changes while shooting and improvises mostly depending on his state of mind! a new scipt starts to develop in his head along with the films edit and the actual script just remains on paper - a memorabilia for the writer!
  49. Sharath P S on January 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm
    Anurag sir,
    I have 2 questions for you-
    1.You had told that you wanted to have a certain kind of styling for No Smoking but you could not able to do it due to non availability of cameras and stuff like that.
    Were you able to do it this time?
    2.What made you to have twilight players in the movie.How are they used in the narrative? They are seen in the deleted scene also if I am not wrong.
  50. Anurag Kashyap on January 2nd, 2009 9:27 pm
    yeah they are in the deleted scene..
    I just fell in love with what they do and film being a musical , i wanted to use them as some kind of a witness to the unfolding story ..
  51. shamoni8 on January 3rd, 2009 2:30 am
    i’m so glad u write these. its abso-fucking-lutely impossible to get these nuggets off the net or on tv. this is so much more better!
    gives us an insight into how this shit goes down… i’m not even remotely connected to your world, but am mighty interested, so this is great!
  52. Golani on January 4th, 2009 11:20 pm
    i would like to repeat comment 35. , 44. and a bit of 51 too :P…
    you should have some kind of interaction section face to face with your fans… would be great to hear you .. speak about your influences etc. Or else you can have a chat room too … i don’t know if you do that already!!
    All the best
  53. Anurag Kashyap on January 4th, 2009 11:37 pm
    this is my chat room
  54. Indraneel on January 4th, 2009 11:38 pm
    Anurag..glad you take the self doubts into account..all successful people do..supremely confident lingo and over simplification is the work of morons these days..just a request..get UTV to go all out with the actors now..people really relate to the actors..the promos show these beautiful stuff that gizmos and senses throw up but in faraway Assam/Bengal where I was, all they look for is a face and a name!
    Do that pls, it’ll only rev up the publicity.
  55. Golani on January 5th, 2009 12:23 am
    thats true .. but what if i want to share a story .. and would like your review on it …. :P
    should i post it here??
  56. pragya on January 5th, 2009 5:32 am
    @mitch, it was for mumbai mirror and their culture page is never online predictably :) but gimme ure email id ill mail u the soft copy for sure.
  57. Anurag Kashyap on January 5th, 2009 9:16 am
    Golani contact PFC and send a mail there
  58. Ankit on January 5th, 2009 10:41 pm
    Hi, Anurag. Today, there are only a few film-makers who have got a unique, creative and intellectual style of filmmaking, you and Dibakar Banerjee being the recognized ones. But at the same time, there are some unrecognized ones as well. I want to talk about Tigmanshu Dhulia. He has made Haasil. I personally liked the movie very very much. I have seen the movie 5-10 times, just like I have seen No Smoking and Oye Lucky! a lot of times. I wanted to know your reviews of the movie in case you’ve seen it. If not, I’d strongly recommend this movie to you.
  59. mayurica on January 7th, 2009 12:01 pm
    ‘Happy Accidents’ - nice phrase :) Anurag, its very inspiring to read about the ‘creative process’. You have a nice, analytical & objective way of writing about everything you’ve been through. Your changing perspectives & insights are not only excellent teases for ur film… but also tempt us to want to know more abt the back stories! If ur film is well received, u shd contemplate a ‘making of devd’… specially since the genesis seems fairly fluid and organic. In the meanwhile, do keep writing and sharing ur stories in ur inimitable style :)
    All the best for the film! really liked the promo and the music is growing on me
  60. anant on January 8th, 2009 4:13 am
    hi anurag
    i don’t know if you remember me (i’m the hack from delhi who interviewed you near india gate while you were shooting for tigmanshu’s film, or to be more direct…anjalika’s colleague)…i really enjoyed no smoking…in fact i watched it twice on consecutive days in the theatre when it released…am really looking forward to watching dev.d…the music is really great…read my review at http://twentyonwards.blogs.com/twenty_onwards/2009/01/raved-review.html
    would like to meet you again if you’re coming down to delhi
  61. Glaeronius on January 8th, 2009 11:38 am
    When is Dev.D releasing?
  62. Deepak on January 8th, 2009 7:45 pm
    I loved the music of Dev D as so most people I know.
    Do we get to talk to Amit Trivedi on PFC sometime ?
  63. vinod on January 10th, 2009 11:47 pm
    This reminds me of ramgopal varma’s blog post describing how the spontaneous acting of some new actors on the first day shoot of ’satya’changed the ‘look and style’ of the film.
    here is the text:(I couldn’t find the link)
    In the first scene we were shooting, this guy comes to Satya for hafta and Satya slashes a knife on his face. In my mind the time he slashes I thought that would be the cutting point. Now Sushant played the goon’s role. Sushant was someone my department had got. I didn’t even know that he as an actor as I thought he was some junior artiste. But since Sushant is a good actor, he improvised and after Satya slashes him before I could say ‘cut’ he screamed, and his scream startled me because I wasn’t expecting him to do that so I forgot to say ‘cut’. Because I didn’t say ‘cut’ this guy who was showing him the koli had improvised saying, “Oh ho pani lao paani lao”. That is when it finally struck my mind as to what Satya should be about. While capturing a scene, all the Directors have a tendency, this is how it starts and this is how it ends. I thought this film should be made in the style of what happened before and what happens after. All realistic performances came in because I stopped restricting actors after that scene. I just wanted them to improvise whatever they feel like. Actors were instructed not to follow written lines but just say whatever they feel like, so most of the times the content was told to them and they kept on improvising and I controlled it on the editing. That’s as far as the shooting part of Satya goes.
    The interesting thing to note here is that the style of Satya is largely due to Sushant’s unexpected scream. If he had not screamed or if I had told him before itself that shot will cut on the slash, Satya would not have been the same.
  64. Manoj patil on January 12th, 2009 4:33 am
    Hi ak! I really enjoyed the video of dev d song tauba. It was hilarious to c bride dancing like a freak in her own wedding with all those thumkas n jhatkas! Never seen such a baraat till date in any movie. Looking forward for its release:)
  65. Neeraj Ghaywan on January 13th, 2009 9:00 am
    @ Anurag, I am too eager to know about Jihaad, specially you taking Kareena and Saif for this one. With that kind of a name for a film and you behind it, I want to watch it before I die.
  66. Nimit Kathuria on January 15th, 2009 4:15 pm
    @ak mazaa aa gaya pad k, though i did like “genesis: part1″ better
    hope you did keep in mind that Devdas is not much of a witty character as opposed to the kinda roles Abhay deol generally plays.
    And as for abhay being an under-rated actor… thats a bit of a fallacy i think, cuz whoever i talk to unanimously agrees that he is a great actor.
    And that these kinda movies dont work that well is also a bit of a fallacy: we, at our college went to see OLLO three times.
    And we only talk about these contemporary kind of films at our sutta point. So, we needn’t worry- future of our kinda cinema is secure… it will catch up surely, if slowly.
    @vinod thanks very much for sharing that. that was great.
    @Glaeronius 6 feb
  67. syedtauheed on January 22nd, 2009 11:17 pm
    best wishes fo ur new venture
    devdas has been adapted times before.
  68. no smoking ever on February 7th, 2009 8:14 am
    its been a day and a half since the movie released. i have already seen it thrice.i am trying my level best to make everybody i know watch it.i just had a tiny problem with the novel becoming the base of this movie.for a period of about 15 min after the interval i felt as if carrying the novels story for no reason.although later on the movie gets out of novels grasp and reaches its best parts.i wish if it happened earlier or either we could get to know of chunni’s point of view and his story.i say that asi saw people loving him but getting bored at the same time.well its only my view and obviosly you are a better judge of audience response.i loved the movie nevertheless but matching NS’s story telling and Black Friday’s content was never going to be easy.Great expectations for Gulaal and best of luck for Jihaad and Paanch.I know they will be great movies but i wish if could be more successful.

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