Monday, June 7, 2010

Movie Decor {Dev D}

When movies meet design, their is a certain magic that happens... not every movie will transport you in a place so perfectly true to their vision. But then again this is a movie which is almost perfectly made. It's one of those cult movies... a perfect adaptation, a script so flawless, it's beautiful, the characters so finely carved - it would be any actors dream. Abhay Deol is so awesome and everything about the movie just works. It's got one of the most shocking first scenes I have seen in a movie, especially for an Indian audience. If you haven't seen it, dude.. get it now... 
That brings me to the sets and design of the movie. Everything fit in so well, but I especially like the dark, glitzy pad of chanda, which is just so charming in its own way, and Dev's psychedelic, bohemian sense of being is matched with equally engaging backdrops. 
I hope you enjoy the visual journey, I love this movie! :) Thanks to Anurag Kashyap for making this masterpiece. 
 

7 comments:

Shreya said...

I soooo agree!!! This is probably the best put-together Hindi movie I have ever seen. The story, screenplay, performances, camera work, dialogue, art direction, music was simply path-breaking. I, too, am a HUGE fan of the art direction of this movie!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree better...Though not sure if you know but Abhay Deol was a part of the campaign design team and he was actively involved with the publicity campaign for the movie

Neha Ramabhadran said...

Thanks Shreya! I think any movie Abhay Deol is in, has got to be pretty cool, no. :) He does his selection well, and knows what works for him. I wonder what is his next release?

Anon - Thanks for the tip! :) Had no idea, but now I know.. and that makes me love AD even more. He's so talented!

Shreya said...

He was a part of not only the design team, he also is the one who conceived this adaptation, picked those three dudes who dance and sing throughout the movie, and (along with Anurag Kashyap) conceptualized the use of still camera images for those super dramatic shots where Dev is totally stoned and the world is passing in a blur!! He is phenomenal. Am a huge fan :)

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Kailash Nayak said...
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Kailash Nayak said...

Hi, My name is Kailash Nayak. I have designed Dev D posters. I work with Marching Ants Advertising pvt Ltd. in Mumbai. I am lucky and I really appreciate the guts of Anurag Kashayp and UTV who bought my designs as is. I wish to do more stuff like this in future. Thank you very much you all.

Kailash Nayak

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