Ekta Kapoor is one producer who is known to give the female characters more importance and stronger roles as compared to the male ones. So Asheema Vardaan's role in Dev DD was not really surprising but the show is definitely much different from what you would expect from the Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki producer. It's a very interesting version of Devdas where Asheema, who plays the role of Vicky, is the Devdas. Akhil Kapur plays Paro aka Parth and Sanjay Suri is Chandramukhi. The makers have released 11 episodes that you can find on the ALT Balaji website or app and we urge you to watch it.
If you're hooked to shows like Permanent Roommates, TVF Pitchers, Ladies Room and so on, you will definitely like this. A few episodes are for free but you will have to sign up to watch some of the episodes. Not just Dev DD but Ekta launched quite a few web series like Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat, Romi And Juggal, Boygiri are also some of the other shows that you might be interested in. Though a few things in Dev DD are a little unrealistic and OTT for a web series, you would still want to watch it. (ALSO READ: Romil and Jugal Review: Manraj Singh and Rajeev Siddhartha are fabulous in this heartwarming tale of same sex relationships)
What it's about
Dev DD is like a modernised version of Devdas where feminism, sexism, homophobia and a lot of other things society refuses to speak about are stressed upon. It revolves around Vicky, the type of girl society usually frowns upon. She smokes, drinks, admits how much she loves sex and a feminist at heart. She is the kind of girl who men and some regressive women usually label as a slut or characterless. But she is her father's pride and he loves his daughter the way she is. Vicky meets Paro aka Parth, whom she falls in love with and gets heartbroken, obviously. This is a much better and realistic version of Devdas. Heartbreaks, falling in love, dealing with parents etc. is giving a more realistic touch.
Asheema does a really good job of playing an aggressive feminist and a modern girl who does as she wishes. Though you might find her a tad bit irritating sometimes but those are just for a couple of moments. Akhil Kapur struggles with expressions but Asheema covers up for it. The show is visually appealing and has moments that will crack you up. You will also relate to a few social stigmas you literally face even in your house on a day-to-day basis.
There are a few moments where you'd be irritated with Asheema's character but you'll be over it in a moment. Akhil Kapur struggles to express or act in a few scenes but Asheema covers up for him. If you watch it thinking how realistically it has been shot, a few scenes will disappoint you instantly. Like kissing a guy at your own family function and no one except the mother seeing it, cigarettes and alcohol hidden under the bed but the mother doesn't find it. I mean it's right there! You can't not see it.
It's one of those shows that you will prefer binge-watching instead of waiting for episodes to air weekly. Thankfully, all 11 episodes have been uploaded, though you might have to pay for a few of them. It is a must watch for all you youngsters and parents trying to understand their kids. I would definitely recommend the show.
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