Finally something that follows Devdas, the legendary Bhansali money maker. Generally, when movies end with the lead dying it does not leave any scope for further development.
This sequel has Richa Chadda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Rahul Bhatt in the lead roles as Paro, Chandramukhi and Dev respectively. When asked if he picked the story from Devdas, Sudhir Mishra boldly admitted that he did so all while speaking about his rights as a film maker which gives him the liberty to use any work of art that have been previously done and all of the work is a part of his heritage. Well, we cannot disagree on that with especially something like the Padmavati controversy in the background, screaming for someone to make a statement.
The story revolves around the same characters of Dev, Paro and Chandramukhi but unlike the previous one this has today’s backdrop and the characters are based on the same. The story goes backward where Dev, the protagonist instead from going from Dev to Daas goes from Daas to Dev. Daas is basically someone enslaved to a particular; in this case Dev is a slave to power.
The movie is all set to hit the theatres on February 16, 2018.