Dev.D: The Eternal Soundtrack for the Broken-Hearted

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Dev.D: The Eternal Soundtrack for the Broken-Hearted

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f you’ve ever been pissed drunk and sobbed thereafter like a hopeless, hapless romantic, chances are you’ve been tripping on “Emotional Atyachaar” while trying to have a meaningful conversation with schezwan chakli.

Devdas has been told and retold to us for 90 years now because all of us identify – at least at some stage in our lives – with the nihilism that Dev encapsulates. It is very much an antithesis to the “main udna chahta hun, girna chahta hun” conundrum that dominates the Bunny-type boy (read Ranbir Kapoor), where one is out to “find their true self” with a lollipop of idealism between their lips.

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