Renowned author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s works have served as a source of inspiration for many filmmakers. His classics — Devdas, Parineeta, Swami (among many others) — have been made into films. But Devdas is undoubtedly one of the most remade works of Chattopadhyay’s.
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]).
Director Sudhir Mishra’s upcoming film Daasdev follows a path contrary to the plot of the classic novel but is a fiercely political film that talks about the protagonist’s addiction to power. The film features Richa Chadha as Paro, Aditi Rao Hydari as Chandramukhi and Rahul Bhat as Daasdev.
Richa has shown her incredible acting capabilities with her versatile roles through different characters and it is an exciting time coming ahead for her with three back to back releases- Fukrey, DaasDev and Love Sonia. When asked Richa about the same she said, “I am excited that the film is releasing soon. It’s an interesting adaptation. I loved working with Sudhir Mishra. He has mentored so many filmmakers and directed some films that made me want to be an actor when I was growing up.”
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.
Sudhir Mishra's #DaasDev – a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic novel #Devdas – to release on 16 Feb 2018… Stars Richa Chadha as Paro, Aditi Rao Hydari as Chandni and Rahul Bhat as Dev, the film is set against the backdrop of politics… Check out the pics: pic.twitter.com/RBSK3W9GqC
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 28, 2017