Thursday, March 10, 2011


Dev (pronounced Deb, in Bengali, and originally called Deepak Adhikary, before joining films) rules the roost in Tollygunge, as the romantic cum action hero in mainstream Bangla films.
This star has tasted stupendous success within a very short time.
His popularity with the masses is largely on account of his beefy looks, paired quite paradoxically with a baby-face and a sweet, toothy smile.

Dev's first film was a gory revenge saga named Agnishapath, where he was noticed but not taken seriously as the film was a bad rehash. His next film, I Love You, was a blockbuster. It was followed by films like Premer Kahini, Mon Maane Na, Challenge, Paran Jaay Joliya Re, Dujone, Balo Na Tumi Aamaar, Le Chhakka, Dui Prithibi, and Sedin Dekha Hoyechhilo, most of which have raked in decent profits for the producers.

Becoming the box-office favorite is not a mean feat. However, Dev has a long way to go to be reckoned as a competent actor. His dialogue delivery and pronunciation leave a lot to be desired. His limitations as an actor is too evident in the dramatic scenes. However, his good looks, especially his physique and height, and his dancing skills are of great advantage. His power-packed dance routines are strike a chord with the masses, especially with young boys and girls. In films like Chirodni Tumi Je Aamaar and Jackpot, Dev's special appearances (item numbers) have been a bonus attraction for his fans, and hence a major draw. I am sure, he'll go a long way, provided he shows some panache as a sensible actor. Even directors like Rituparno Ghosh and Aparna Sen have admitted to be floored by Dev's charms as a male lead.

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