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

Devi
Devi 2016 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Tamil
Directed byA. L. Vijay
Produced byPrabhu Deva
K. Ganesh
Screenplay byA. L. Vijay
Sathya
Chintan Gandhi
Story byA. L. Vijay
Paul Aaron
Starring
Music byOriginal Songs:
Sajid-Wajid
Vishal Mishra
Raaj Ashoo
Background Score:
Gopi Sundar
Additonal Music:
G. V. Prakash Kumar
CinematographyManush Nandan
Edited byAnthony
Production
company
Prabhu Deva Studios
Distributed byAuraa Cinemas
Release date
  • 7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)
Running time
152 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Telugu
Hindi
Budget 50crores[1]

All three versions were released worldwide on 7 October 2016.[5]

Contents

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

Guest appearances

ProductionEdit

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

Awards and nominationsEdit

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]

SequelEdit

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.[9]

SoundtrackEdit

Tamil versionEdit

Devi(L)
Soundtrack album by
Released27 September 2016 (2016-09-27)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length17:14
LabelPrabhu Deva Studios
Divo

All lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar.

Devi (L) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
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 versionEdit

Abhinetri (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
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 versionEdit

Tutak Tutak Tutiya (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tutak Tutak Tutiya - Movie - Box Office India". Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Sonu Sood: Jackie Chan unveils the poster of Sonu Sood's production '2 in 1'". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Abhinetri Tamannaah". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  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". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  6. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (28 September 2016). "Tamannaah Bhatia: 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya is an important film as I'm paired with Prabhu Deva'". Firstpost. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  7. ^ Reporter (21 January 2017). "19th Asianet Film Awards 2017 winners, date, time and more details". Total Reporter. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  8. ^ June 9, 2017 15:01 IST (9 June 2017). "64th Filmfare South Awards 2017: Here's Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tamil nomination lists". Ibtimes.co.in. Archived from the original on 28 November 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  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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