Daas Dev is a positive journey unlike Devdas: Sudhir Mishra
The director shares insights about his upcoming romantic political thriller
Director Sudhir Mishra, who is awaiting the release of his project Daas Dev, says its story is unlike the original Devdas as it is more about freedom and liberation.
Mishra, known for directing critically acclaimed films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dharavi and Chameli, has re-interpreted Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Devdas, which has been made into films twice before.
"If you take the literal meaning of the original Devdas, it means God's slave. So, this is a journey of a noble creature who becomes a slave, to his addiction, to his guilt, and dies. Now in my film, he is a daas who is a slave to his alcohol addiction. Power is also an addiction in the context of politics, and he is the heir to a political dynasty. It is about how he rids himself of that addiction -- it's a reverse, more positive journey," says Sudhir.
He adds that the film is about the protagonist's liberation. "It is a guy who breaks the shackles rather than a guy who becomes a daas. It is a story of freedom, of standing by Paro, of how he liberates himself."
Daas Dev is a romantic political thriller, scheduled for release on March 23. It features Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadda, Rahul Bhat, Dalip Tahil, Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap.