Devi (2016 film)
Devi is a 2016 Indian Tamil language musical gothic horror comedy film co-written and directed by A. L. Vijay. It features Prabhu Deva, Sonu Sood, and Tamannaah in the lead roles with Murali Sharma, RJ Balaji, Saptagiri, and Rajiv Thakur in supporting roles. The film was also simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi, titled Abhinetri and Tutak Tutak Tutiya respectively.
Theatrical release poster in Tamil
|Directed by||A. L. Vijay|
|Produced by||Prabhu Deva|
|Screenplay by||A. L. Vijay|
|Story by||A. L. Vijay|
|Music by||Original Songs:|
G. V. Prakash Kumar
Prabhu Deva Studios
|Distributed by||Auraa Cinemas|
All three versions were released worldwide on 7 October 2016.
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 does not want a country girl for a wife. His grandmother is on her deathbed, and his father (Joy Mathew) 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, 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, 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 filmmaking 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 she betrays him and does not 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 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. This scene sets the stage for the sequel.
In the Hindi version, Raj is swarmed by his fans asking for an autograph, and in the midst of all, he recognizes 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.
- Prabhu Deva as Krishna Kumar
- Sonu Sood as Raj Khanna
- Tamannaah as Devi/Ruby
- RJ Balaji (Tamil) / Saptagiri (Telugu) / Rajiv Thakur (Hindi) as Ganesh
- Joy Mathew as Krishna's father
- Murali Sharma as Dilip
- Nassar (Tamil / Hindi) / Prudhviraj (Telugu) as the spirit priest
- Sathish (Tamil / Telugu) / Kanwalpreet Singh (Hindi) as Mad Max
- Raj Arjun as Sanjay Kumar
- R. V. Udayakumar as Devi's father
- Hema as Devi's mother
- Ravi Khanna as the film producer
- Abijith Paul as the producer's son
- Sanjay Bharathi as the taxi driver
- Guest appearances
Devi was simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Abhinetri and in Hindi as Tutak Tutak Tutiya, respectively.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2017||Asianet Film Awards||Most Popular Tamil Actress||Tamannaah||Won|||
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress - Tamil||Nominated|||
After the success of Devi, the makers planned to make a sequel, titled Devi 2. The regular shooting progressed in Mauritius with Tamannaah, Prabhu Deva, RJ Balaji, and Saptagiri reprising their roles.
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||27 September 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Prabhu Deva Studios|
All lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar.
|Devi (L) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Chalmaar"||Na. Muthukumar||Sajid-Wajid||Benny Dayal||4:19|
|2.||"Kokka Makka"||Na. Muthukumar||Sajid-Wajid||Shivranjani Singh||3:34|
|3.||"Pesamal Pesi Parthen"||Na. Muthukumar||Vishal Mishra||Karthik||4:34|
|4.||"Rang Rang Rangoli"||Na. Muthukumar||Vishal Mishra||Shreya Ghoshal||5:27|
|Abhinetri (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Chal Maar"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Sajid-Wajid||Nakash Aziz||4:17|
|2.||"Dance Chey Mazaga"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Sajid-Wajid||Geetha Madhuri||3:33|
|3.||"Aakasham Lo Rangulanni"||Sreejo||Vishal Mishra||Karthik||4:30|
|4.||"Rang Rang Rangare"||Sreejo||Vishal Mishra||Swetha Mohan||5:36|
|Tutak Tutak Tutiya (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Rail Gaddi"||Shabbir Ahmed||Gurinder Seagal||Swati Sharrma, Navraj Hans||3:48|
|2.||"Chal Maar"||Irfan Kamal||Sajid-Wajid||Wajid Ali||4:19|
|3.||"Tutak Tutak Tutiya (Title Track)"||Veer Rahimpuri, Shabbir Ahmed||Raaj Ashoo||Malkit Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Sonu Sood||3:32|
|4.||"Love The Way You Dance"||MusicMG||MusicMG||Jazzy B, Sonu Sood, Millind Gaba||3:38|
|5.||"Chalte Chalte"||Manoj Yadav||Vishal Mishra||Arijit Singh||4:36|
|6.||"Suku Suku"||Danish Sabri||Sajid-Wajid||Shivranjani Singh||3:55|
|7.||"Ranga Re"||Pranav Vatsa||Vishal Mishra||Shreya Ghoshal||5:25|
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