‘Devdas – The Indian Hamlet’. An attempt to discuss the origins of the character or Devdas through looking at the modern day blockbuster as well as the earlier classical versions, Mushtaq has once more immersed himself in his pet project that will see the light of day by the time of this article going to press. Devdas – The Indian Hamlet is an odyssey of Sarat Chandra’s classic masterpiece Devdas through the spectrum of Indian psyche. It is an introspective look at how the character of Devdas took its roots in the Indian mind and transcended the traditional boundaries between print and cinema. The book is based on exhaustive research and detailed discussions with the actors and technicians and film observers from all over India.
Devdas: The Movie And its Magic