(I was bowled over by Anurag Kashyap's Dev-D, almost unanimously critically acclaimed for its cinematic qualities and for a new vision of the self-pitying, drowning-in-drink, unable-to-act tragic lover Devdas.)
Anurag Kashyap’s Dev-D does drown in sorrow,
When he is unable to marry his beloved Paro,
He drinks, he dopes, he goes round the bend,
But there’s a modern, upbeat twist at the end,
Dev goes with Chanda, saying “purani baatein chhoro”.