Director Sudhir Mishra who has given unique films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Khoya Khoya Chand to Indian entertainment industry is all set to create a movie DaasDev which a modern take of the Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s masterpiece novel ‘Devdas’.
Mishra just confirmed that notable actors like Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Rahul Bhat are going to portray characters of Paro, Chandramukhi, and Devdas respectively. Daasdev is a fiercely political movie that revolves around the protagonist’s addiction to power; movie is set in a remote area of India against the backdrop of politics.
DaasDev follows a path contrary to the plot of the classic novel and is a romantic thriller film that talks about addiction to power and love.
Following the controversies of recent period movies and Devdas being one of the most repected novels, Mishra says,
I think it’s my right to use any work, everything is my heritage, so I can play with it as long as I admit it. I admit that I took Devdas, I took the three characters Dev, Paro, and Chandramukhi. As I was working, Shakespeare intruded and I allowed him to, what could I do?”
Ultimately it became a film about power as it gets into the way of love. It became a reverse journey because if Devdas is a journey from a noble person to a ‘das’, this is a journey from ‘das’, a person who is a slave to his addictions and the dynastic ambitions of his family, to Dev,”
The film is expected to release on February 16, 2018.