The D in the title may as well stand for decadent (decadence wouldn’t go with Dev). Coz that is what the protagonist ends up as and that is what that drives the whole movie. Was it Emosanal Atyachar? No! More like Emosanal Hahakaar! Yes its the same old ghisa pita triangle of Love, Lust and Ego (you thought I’d say Devdas, Paro and Chandramukhi didn’t you?) but it is so refreshingly and so brashly presented before you that one can’t help feeling applausive of it.
The first few scenes itself set the tone for title character Dev’s (Abhay Deol) truant and brash nature as first as a kid he calls his parents by their names and then later on in London so uncoquettishly asks for a nude pic of Paro. His sweetheart Paro (Mahie Gill) is all that a typical Bollywood heroine isn’t – brash (I’m gonna use that word a lot, I fear!), in-your-face and craves for Dev and his love as much as we crave for good cinema! Alas, jealousy begets egoistical clashes between them and causes them to drift apart and whilst Paro chooses matrimony, Dev slips into a dungeon of depression, drugs, daru and decadence (the 5D world, I call it!). Enter Chanda (Kalki Koechlin), a sleazy-MMS-scarred Indo-Canadian kudi who’s driven into being an escort by night while pursuing college by day. As in the original, Chunnilal (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) is the guy who brings Dev to Chanda but here, he’s also her pimp! Unable to forget Paro and starting to like Chanda, Dev slips deeper and deeper into the dungeon and loses everything…almost everything. Some steamed momos are culpable of bringing about a sorta happy ending.