‘Dev DD’ Tries to be so cool, it’s actually uncool

12 . Apr . 2017
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The much talked about Dev DD has a brand new trailer – one that’s full of sequences showing the protagonist choose condoms, get intimate with men and a woman, drink out of a hip flask, hear sanskaari dialogues from mummy papa types and even someone who’d be her mother-in-law, if only she wore the right clothes.

As far as the trailer is concerned, ALT Balaji seems to have missed the mark with this one. For those who came in late, the series is a modern version of the eponymous Devdas, starring Aasheema Vardhan and Sanjay Suri. Suri’s doing some career mistakes for a while now. He was last seen in the drab fest Mona_Darling on the big screen.

The original Devdas films were not just a story of a man who’s lost in love but also the evils of drinking. In Dev DD, the stylished drinking scenes come across as a useless glorification of drinking, reckless, over the top drinking. And that’s definitely not the message we want to put across.

Watch the trailer here to decide: