Devi (2016 film)
Devi is an Indian 2016 Tamil musical gothic horror comedy film co-written and directed by A. L. Vijay. It features Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah in lead roles while Sonu Sood, Murali Sharma and RJ Balaji in supporting roles.
Theatrical release poster in Tamil
|Directed by||A. L. Vijay|
M. V. V. Sathyanarayana
A. L. Vijay|
A. L. Vijay|
|Distributed by||Auraa Cinemas|
|Budget||₹50 crore (US$7.3 million)|
|Box office||₹106.5 crore (US$15 million)|
It was simultaneously shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi as Devi, Abhinetri (English: Actress) and Tutak Tutak Tutiya respectively. All the 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.
Krishna Kumar (Prabhu Deva) is a happy go lucky Tamilian/Andhraite 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 choose 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 carton 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
- Murali Sharma as Dilip
- Raj Arjun as Sanjay Kumar
- Amy Jackson as Jennifer (guest appearance) in the song "Chal Maar"
- Farah Khan as herself (guest appearance)
- Rajiv Thakur as Rajiv
- Tamil version
- RJ Balaji as Ganesh / Madasamy
- Abijith Paul as the producer's son
- R. V. Udayakumar as Devi's father
- Joy Mathew as Krishna Kumar's father
- Hema as Devi's mother
- Sathish as Mad Max
- Nassar as the spirit priest
- Sanjay Bharathi as taxi driver
- Raju Sundaram as Dev (guest appearance) in the song "Chal Maar"
- Telugu version
- Hindi version
Devi was simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Abhinetri and Hindi as Tutak Tutak Tutiya.
Awards and NominationsEdit
|2017||Asianet Film Awards||Most Popular Tamil Actress||Tamannaah||Won|||
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress - Tamil||Nominated|||
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||27 September 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
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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