Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, who has previously helmed films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi and Khoya Khoya Chand, is all set to direct Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari and Rahul Bhat in Daasdev, a modern flip of the Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic novelDevdas set in the modern time of hinterland India against the backdrop of politics.
While there have been many screen adaptations of the film, the most famous ones remain that of Bimal Roy (in 1955), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (in 2002) and then much-recently Anurag Kashyap (in 2009). The latest remake happens to be Sudhir Mishra’s Daasdev, which stars Richa Chadha (as Paro), Aditi Rao Hydari (as Chandni [Chandramukhi]) and Rahul Bhat (as Dev [Devdas]).
Film critic and film-trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter on 28 December and revealed the film’s title, cast, date of release and first looks of all the three characters in the film.
Of the film, Sudhir Mishra said, “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,” reports Hindustan Times.
The film, expected to release on February 16, 2018, 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
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