‘If you take the literal meaning of the original ‘Devdas’, it means God’s slave’, says Sudhir Mishra

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Sudhir Mishra directorial ‘Daas Dev’ which features Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadda, Rahul Bhat, Dalip Tahil, Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap.

The director said its story is unlike the original ‘Devdas’ as it is more about freedom and liberation.

He said, “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.”

He further added, “Now in my film, he is a ‘daas’ who is a slave to addiction of alcohol and power is also an addiction in the context of politics. 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.”

‘Daas Dev’, he said, is about the protagonist’s liberation.

“It is a guy who breaks the shackles rather than a guy who becomes a ‘daas’. It is not a downer in the end, it is an ‘upper’. It is a story of freedom, of standing by Paro, of how he liberates himself, says Sudhir.

Sudhir Mishra, known for directing critically acclaimed films like ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Dharavi’ and ‘Chameli’, has interpreted the concept of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s ‘Devdas’, which was interpreted for two film versions.

‘Daas Dev’ is a romantic political thriller, scheduled to release on March 23.–CINEWS

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