It’s 7:18AM on the East Coast.
Just popped the Hindi movie Dev D from Indian director Anurag Kashyap into the DVD tray of our player.
Had to sit through the preview of Gulaal (also from Anurag Kashyap) before the main feature started.
Dev D features Indian actors Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and Kalki Koechlin.
Dev D had a limited release in the U.S. (just four theatres), one reason why we might have missed the movie when it debuted here on February 6, 2009.
If you go by the boxofficemojo numbers, Dev D did $18,613 in the U.S and a total of $4.05 million worldwide. Not bad for an Indian movie without major stars.
The movie appears to have found favor with a section of the Indian audience (including a few SI readers), which mostly veers toward garish Bollywood productions.
Dev D’s director Anurag Kashyap is no stranger to us.
Two years back, we made the trip to New York City to see his Black Friday, based on the Mumbai blasts of 1993. A fairly decent movie.
After finishing Dev D, we’ll update this post.
Wonder why there’s an acknowledgment to Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire director) at the beginning of Dev D.