Dev (TV series)

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Dev
Dev - Poster.jpg
GenreCrime
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Developed byB.R. Sharan
Arshad Syed
Debojit Das
Agrim Joshi
Directed byNissar Parvez
Alind Srivastava
StarringAshish Chaudhary
Sumona Chakravarti
Puja Banerjee
Jigyasa Singh
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes71
Production
Producer(s)Nissar Parvez
Alind Srivastava
Rajesh Chadha
Running time1 hour (Season 1), 30 minutes (Season 2)
Production company(s)Peninsula Pictures
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original networkColors TV
Original release5 August 2017 (2017-08-05) –
6 September 2018 (2018-09-06)
External links
Website

Dev is an Indian suspense drama television series produced by Peninsula Pictures. The series revolves around Dev Anand Burman, a detective battling inner demons. The crime stories are suggested by real life cases.

The first season premiered on 5 August 2017. Ashish Chaudhary, Sumona Chakravarti and Puja Banerjee played the lead roles in this season. The first season ended on 12 November 2017 after the planned 27 episodes and was replaced by Entertainment Ki Raat.

The second season began airing on 25 June 2018. Ashish Chaudhary, Amit Dolawat, Jigyasa Singh and Puja bose play the lead roles in this season.

Series overview[edit]

Season No. of episodes Originally broadcast (India)
First aired Last aired
1 27 5 August 2017 (2017-08-05) 12 November 2017 (2017-11-12)
2 44 25 June 2018 (2018-06-25) 6 September 2018 (2018-09-06)

Plot[edit]

Detective Dev Anand Burman (Ashish Chaudhary) is battling inner-demons caused by the death of his wife Mahek. He has become a recluse but still works on criminal cases with Inspector Amod Narvekar. The Inspector believes that Dev murdered his own wife. Dev befriends his landlady Zohra Aapa who treats him like a son. Later, he meets fire-brand Meera who forces him to reassess his life.[1]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Jayshree Arora as Zohra Rizwi (Zohra Aapa) (Seasons 1–2)
  • Rajesh Khera as Arastu Sahay (Season 1)
  • Divyangana Jain as Kinjal (Season 2)
  • Ayush Shrivastava as Bhaskar (Season 2)
  • Surbhi Jyoti as Advocate Fatima Hydari (Season 1 - Episode 13)
  • Neha Chowdhury as Jahnvi Purohit (Season 1)
  • Mandar Jadhav as Ankit Saluja (Season 1 - Episode 1 & Episode 2)
  • Sonal Vengurlekar as Pranali Ankit Saluja (Season 1 - Episode 1 & Episode 2)
  • Gauri Singh in Season 1
  • Vijay Badlani in Season 1

Controversy[edit]

The show was previously titled Dev Anand. However, after the family of the legendary actor Dev Anand sent a notice to the makers, they decided to rename the show.[2]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Dev has received a positive response from critics. Sreeju Sudhakaran of Bollywood Life gave the show a rating of three out of five stars and said that "While Indian television deals with saas-bahu sagas and children getting married to adults, it is often a welcome change to have shows like Dev that brings the dying genre of detective shows on Indian television. The first episode had a lot of interesting moments, and Ashish Chowdhry is surely apt for the role. Give it a chance!" [3]

Episodes[edit]

EpisodeTitleDirected byWritten byDate of Broadcast
1"Case File 1: The Kidnapping of Aanya"Nissar Parvez & Alind SrivastavaArshad SyedAugust 5, 2017 (2017-08-05) [4]
When Anya gets kidnapped while playing in a children's park, her parents Pranali and Ankit seek help from Detective Dev Burman, who is unwilling to take the case initially as he finds it to be too straight forward but relents ultimately on the insistence of his landlady Zohra Aapa.
2"Case File 1: Will Aanya Be Found?"Nissar Parvez & Alind SrivastavaArshad SyedAugust 6, 2017 (2017-08-06) [5]
Inspector Narvekar's investigation and the evidence that he gathers point the finger of suspicion towards Anya's father Ankit, as a consequence of which Police takes Ankit into their custody. Meanwhile Dev remains adamant that there is more to this case than is visible to the naked eye and his conviction leads him to Meera, through whom he comes across a hidden piece of information which makes the case much more complex than it seemed initially.
3"Case File 2: Murder in Samarpan Apartments"Nissar Parvez & Alind SrivastavaAgrim Joshi & Debojit DasAugust 12, 2017 (2017-08-12) [6]
A young woman named Geeta gets murdered in her house and Inspector Narvekar arrests her boyfriend Arjun on the basis of complaints received from Geeta's neighbours and her friend Daisy. Detective Dev has plenty of suspects on his radar but Arjun is not one of them and his scattered thoughts attain composure when he gets an unexpected help from Meera once again.
4"Case File 3: The Disappearance of Jahnvi Purohit"Pushkar MahabalAgrim Joshi & Debojit DasAugust 13, 2017 (2017-08-13) [7]
When Dev investigates the case of a pregnant woman who disappeared mysteriously seven days ago, he comes across a gruesome reality of our society.
5"Case File 4 : Who murdered Dimple Prabhakar?"Pushkar MahabalAgrim Joshi & Debojit DasAugust 19, 2017 (2017-08-19) [8]
When Dimple doesn't return home from work, her sister knocks on Dev's door for help. With Dev's help, the police not only find Dimple's body but also arrest the murderer with concrete evidence. But Dev is not satisfied, upon further investigation, he finds out that Dimple's murderer is someone else.
6"Dev's haunting past"Sacchin DeoAgrim Joshi & Debojit DasAugust 20, 2017 (2017-08-20) [9]
Inspector Amod is concerned that his friend Meera is staying in Dev's home. Amod tells her the details of Uma Nayyar's murder which was the event where he first met Dev. Meera fears for her life.
7"Case File 5 : Papa....I'm Afraid to go to School"Vighnesh KambleDebojit Das & Agrim JoshiAugust 26, 2017 (2017-08-26) [10]
Dev stumbles upon a shocking case of suicide at Avi's school. The victim is one of the school's most highly respected teachers named Amit. But when Dev digs deeper, he uncovers something much more shocking than the act of suicide itself!
8"Case File 5 : Papa....I'm Afraid to go to School Part-2"Vighnesh KambleDebojit Das & Agrim JoshiAugust 27, 2017 (2017-08-27) [11]
Dev's investigation into Amit's suicide leads him to a series of shocking revelations. Turns out, Amit was having an extra marital affair and as Dev digs deeper, he is forced to question Amit's involvement in the incidents of child molestation. Will Dev be able to bring the real culprit to justice?
9"Case File 6 : An act of parricide"Bithin DasDebojit Das & Agrim JoshiSeptember 2, 2017 (2017-09-02) [12]
When the wife of a wealthy and reputed diamond merchant is brutally murdered in his own home, he decides to seek Dev's services to find the killer. Upon arrival, Dev learns that the killer is among his client's own family members! Can Dev solve this complicated case and find the murderer?
10"Fame's dark side!"Suraj RaoDebojit Das & Agrim JoshiSeptember 3, 2017 (2017-09-03) [13]
When a budding actress named Vishakha dies in her apartment, Dev decides to crack the case. As he delves deeper into it, he uncovers a sinister world of fame and drugs that Vishakha tragically fell victim to. Will the culprit be brought to light?

Season 2[edit]

The first episode of Season 2 aired on 25 June 2018. This season will deal with the case of 'Chakravyuh' and various other real-life inspired mysteries. Lead actor Sumona Chakravarti who played the role of Meera in Season 1 has left the series, while Jigyasa Singh was added to the cast with actors Puja Banerjee, Amit Dolawat and Jayshree Arora reprising their roles from the previous season. Unlike its first season, where it was a bi-weekly show, episodes of Season 2 were aired from Monday to Thursday. It ended with 44 episodes.

See also[edit]

List of Hindi thriller shows

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dev : Most Wanted Detective or Wanted Criminal". Viacom 18.
  2. ^ "Ashish Chowdhry's New Show 'Dev Anand' Gets Legal Notice From Dev Anand's Family!".
  3. ^ "Dev Telly Review: Ashish Chowdhry as the Indian Sherlock is off to an intriguing start". Bollywood Life.
  4. ^ "Dev - Episode 1". Voot.
  5. ^ "Dev - Episode 2". Voot.
  6. ^ "Dev - Episode 3". Voot.
  7. ^ "Dev - Episode 4". Voot.
  8. ^ "Dev - Episode 5". Voot.
  9. ^ "Dev - Episode 6". Voot.
  10. ^ "Dev - Episode 7". Voot.
  11. ^ "Dev - Episode 8". Voot.
  12. ^ "Dev - Episode 9". Voot.
  13. ^ "Dev - Episode 10". Voot.