Daas Dev release date moved to March 23
The film, starring Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari and Rahul Bhatt in the lead, is filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's reverse take on Devdaas
The release date of filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev has been pushed for the third time. It now will release on March 23. The film was first scheduled to hit the screens on February 16, which was later pushed to March 9.
Daas Dev is Mishra's reverse take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's cult classic Devdaas. The film, set against the fiercely political backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, tells a tale of lust for power and how it obstructs love.
The film stars Richa Chadha as Paro, Aditi Rao Hydari as Chanda and Rahul Bhatt as Dev. It also features performances from Vineet Singh, Saurabh Shukla, and Vipin Sharma. Anurag Kashyap will be seen in a guest appearance in the film.
"I don't have heroes in my films, I have actors. I saw Dev in Rahul when I watched him in another film and his vulnerability spoke to me. Richa's fiercely independent persona made her perfect for my Paro who reserves the right to do wrong in order to do right and stands up to Dev at every given point. Chandni in my film is a very real person who we see servicing the political forces of our times, a money handler, fixer, and manipulator but with one fatal flaw, her love for Dev," says Sudhir Mishra.
The filmmaker says that while writing the character of Chanda, the only person he could think of was Aditi Rao Hydari.
"Saurabh Shukhla plays the main antagonist in Daas Dev and effectively characterises this very complex role to perfection. Vipin Sharma, Dalip Tahil, and Deep Raj Rana's performances yet again bring to fore their finesse as performers," he adds.
Talking about the film, Mishra says: "Daas Dev to me is the coming together of powerful actors performing at their optimum to create a world which resonates with the current mindset of the country and resonating with this is the music of the film."
The film is presented by Gaurav Sharma of Storm Pictures and produced by Sanjeev Kumar of Saptarishi Cinevision.