Devi (2016 film)

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Devi 2016 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Tamil
Directed byA. L. Vijay
Produced byK. Ganesh
Prabhu Deva
M. V. V. Sathyanarayana
Sonu Sood
Radhika Chaudhari
Screenplay byA. L. Vijay
Chintan Gandhi
Story byA. L. Vijay
Paul Aaron
Music byOriginal Songs:
Vishal Mishra
Raaj Ashoo
Background Score:
Gopi Sundar
Additonal Music:
G. V. Prakash Kumar
CinematographyManush Nandan
Edited byAnthony
Distributed byAuraa Cinemas
Release date
  • 7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)
Running time
152 minutes
Budget 50crores[1]

Devi is a 2016 Indian trilingual musical gothic horror comedy film co-written and directed by A. L. Vijay.[2] It features Tamannaah in the lead role with Prabhu Deva, Sonu Sood, Murali Sharma and RJ Balaji in supporting roles.[3][4] The film was simultaneously shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi as Devi, Abhinetri, and Tutak Tutak Tutiya respectively.

All three versions were released worldwide on 7 October 2016. Despite the simulanteously shot Hindi version, the Telugu version (Abhinetri) was also dubbed into Hindi as Abhinetri No.1 by Goldmines Telefilms and released on YouTube on 16 March 2018 with Prabhu Deva's voice dubbed by Chetanya Adib and Sonu Sood's voice dubbed by Manoj Pandey.[5]


Krishna Kumar (Prabhu Deva) is a happy go lucky Tamilian who works in Mumbai. He spends his time searching for his dream girl. He wants his life partner to be educated and have supermodel looks. He doesn't want a country girl for a wife. His grandmother is on her deathbed and his father wants him to get married. His father with the aid of his grandmother chooses a girl from their village. He tries many times to stop the marriage but nothing works. He gets married to the girl, Devi (Tamannaah) unwillingly. He tries to get rid of her and shifts to a new house to hide her from his friends.

After moving to the new house, Devi's personality changes, which surprises Krishna. He unwillingly takes her to a film festival where, to his shock, she dances and calls herself Ruby. She attracts the attention of actor Raj Khanna (Sonu Sood). Krishna inquires about the house with his neighbours and, to his disbelief, learns about the past owner, a girl called Ruby, an actress who was supposed to debut with Raj Khanna but she was replaced by another actress which caused her to fall into depression and commit suicide in that very house. He finds out that his wife is possessed by Ruby. Ruby gets an acting offer for the third sequel of Revolver Raja with Raj Khanna and she forces Krishna to let her attend every rehearsal. Eventually Krishna makes a deal with her to end this after one movie. Through the film making process which involves Krishna lying to Devi, Krishna begins to appreciate his wife and falls in love with her. Ruby and Krishna also become close friends.

At the release of the movie, Krishna praises Ruby for her acting. But Ruby betrays him and doesn't leave Devi's body as promised. Krishna tries to make her leave by exposing her in the press conference but she tricks him. At that point Raj also proposes to her. She faints and is rushed to the hospital. The doctor reveals that Devi is pregnant with Krishna's child. Krishna begs Ruby to leave his wife's body and Ruby obeys. The movie ends with Krishna and Devi are happy together while we see Ruby's name on a nametag in a trash bin disappear.

In the Tamil and Telugu versions, after a few years, Krishna and Devi live happily and have a child by the time. Krishna goes out to work, but he is possessed by Ruby whose name tag is back again.

In the Hindi version, Raj Khanna is swarmed by his fans asking for autograph and in the midst of all he recognises a hand stretched out, asking for his autograph. He asked for her name and she answers, "Ruby" (Esha Gupta). It is understood that Ruby has possessed her body.


Main leads
Supporting roles
Tamil version
Telugu version
Hindi version


Devi was simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Abhinetri and Hindi as Tutak Tutak Tutiya.[6]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Outcome Ref.
2017 Asianet Film Awards Most Popular Tamil Actress Tamannaah Won [7]
Filmfare Awards South Best Actress - Tamil Nominated [8]


After the Success of Devi, the makers are planned to make a sequel and the regular shooting is progressing now in Mauritius with lead cast Tamannaah and Prabhu Deva and titled as Devi 2.[9]


Tamil version[edit]

Soundtrack album by
Released27 September 2016 (2016-09-27)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelPrabhu Deva Studios

All lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar.

Devi (L) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1."Chalmaar"Na. MuthukumarSajid-WajidBenny Dayal4:19
2."Kokka Makka"Na. MuthukumarSajid-WajidShivranjani Singh3:34
3."Pesamal Pesi Parthen"Na. MuthukumarVishal MishraKarthik4:34
4."Rang Rang Rangoli"Na. MuthukumarVishal MishraShreya Ghoshal5:27
Total length:17:14

Telugu version[edit]

Abhinetri (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1."Chal Maar"Ramajogayya SastrySajid-WajidNakash Aziz4:17
2."Dance Chey Mazaga"Ramajogayya SastrySajid-WajidGeetha Madhuri3:33
3."Aakasham Lo Rangulanni"SreejoVishal MishraKarthik4:30
4."Rang Rang Rangare"SreejoVishal MishraSwetha Mohan5:36
Total length:17:16

Hindi version[edit]

Tutak Tutak Tutiya (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1."Rail Gaddi"Shabbir AhmedGurinder SeagalSwati Sharrma, Navraj Hans3:48
2."Chal Maar"Irfan KamalSajid-WajidWajid Ali4:19
3."Tutak Tutak Tutiya (Title Track)"Veer Rahimpuri, Shabbir AhmedRaaj AshooMalkit Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Sonu Sood3:32
4."Love The Way You Dance"MusicMGMusicMGJazzy B, Sonu Sood, Millind Gaba3:38
5."Chalte Chalte"Manoj YadavVishal MishraArijit Singh4:36
6."Suku Suku"Danish SabriSajid-WajidShivranjani Singh3:55
7."Ranga Re"Pranav VatsaVishal MishraShreya Ghoshal5:25
Total length:28:52


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  2. ^ "Sonu Sood: Jackie Chan unveils the poster of Sonu Sood's production '2 in 1'". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  3. ^ "Abhinetri Tamannaah". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  4. ^ "Tamannaah to act with Prabhu Deva in a trilingual film". Daily News and Analysis. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ "times of india: Prabhu Dheva and Tamannaah Bhatia's "Devi (l)" gets a release date". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  6. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (September 28, 2016). "Tamannaah Bhatia: 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya is an important film as I'm paired with Prabhu Deva'". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  7. ^ Reporter (2017-01-21). "19th Asianet Film Awards 2017 winners, date, time and more details". Total Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  8. ^ June 9, 2017 15:01 IST (2017-06-09). "64th Filmfare South Awards 2017: Here's Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tamil nomination lists". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  9. ^ "Devi 2 goes on floors". Cinema Express. 18 September 2018. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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