ALTBalaji and ZEE5 launch the much-awaited Season 2 of their favorite woman-centric series Dev DD Season 2.
The series was initially based on the book Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay but from a female perspective.
Despite being a story known for ages, it is the fresh storytelling where the tables have turned that will keep you glued to your couch and binge-watch till the end.
As the story progresses, there are twists in the plot, which are just awesome. Set in today’s time and age, but in a society that isn’t very open-minded, Devika Dharam Dwivedi is a girl determined to break taboos and stereotypes. The protagonist and her badass attitude form the core of DEV DD!
Season 1 saw Devika, a 22-year-old girl from Jaipur who does not give a damn about what people think about her.
She is loud, fearless, and confident to the core. Unlike girls who refrain from crossing the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ drawn by their families and society in general, Devika unapologetically shatters the stereotypes in a classy way, even if it means going against her family.
Dev DD Season 2 Trailer
After the success of season 1, the second instalment sees a whole different side of hers. As the season progresses, we will see Devika rediscover herself.
She will learn that her worth isn’t attached to a man, that she is who she is not because of the men in her life but because of the potential she holds.
Devika Dharam Dwivedi will continue being the girl we have loved and have been in awe of. She will change, but from being wilder than our imagination.
She will be even more kickass, bolder, more bindass, and even more Dev DD this season.
Asheema Vardaan shares,
“My character Devika is a complete rebel. She fights for everything and everyone she loves. Her carefree attitude takes a spin when she suffers through heartbreak, and someone amazing comes in to fill that void. Devika Dharam Dwivedi is the opposite of who I am in real life. Season 1 was tough, as I had to go through workshops with my director, learn how to smoke, and also get into the body language of the character. Season 2 is going to be different than season 1, and I am really excited for it!”
Nauheed Cyrusi who plays Aditi adds,
“I got on board with the show because of its portrayal of women as strong and capable. The story narration got me hooked, and I think everything was executed fabulously as well. I play a reporter, Aditi, on the show. The entire cast consists of beautiful people, and we became such good friends that we were excited to be on set to see each other more than anything.”
“I was a part of season 1, and that organically leads itself into Season 2. For me, Dev DD says a lot that is often hidden under the carpet. The protagonist Devika is the voice that unveils the hypocrisy & duality that exists in the world. It was breaking some concepts and accepting the mistakes through its characters which were attractive for me. Dev DD is about acceptance, love & closure.”, shares Sanjay Suri who plays Anurag in the series
The series also sees an ensemble pool of talented actors playing distinctive characters which are instrumental to Dev DD’s story.
Asheema Vardaan plays Devika Dharam Dwivedi, veteran actor Sanjay Suri plays Anurag, her love interest, boss, and best friend’s father.
Rashmi Agdekar plays Chandni, the best friend of Devika. Paritosh, the charming ophthalmologist, is essayed by Aman Uppal. Devika encounters Paritosh at a vulnerable time.
Deepika Amin Deshpande and Suneel Sinha, play Devika’s mom and dad respectively. The lovely Nauheed Cyrusi plays Aditi and Radha is played by Rumana Molla.
The 17 episodes of season 2 are directed by Harsh Dedhia and the show is produced by Balaji Telefilms.
Dev DD Season 2 is streaming now only on ALTBalaji and ZEE5!
Five Reasons To Watch Dev DD 2
If the name Devika Dharam Dwivedi wasn’t enough, here are five more reasons for you to grab a bucket of popcorn and binge-watch the series on your girls’ night out.
A modernized version of Devdas
Dev DD and Dev DD 2 are the modernized version of Devdas. The societal issues that are usually brushed under the carpet including, feminism, sexism, and homophobia, are stressed upon.
The story revolves around Vicky (Devika), the type of badass girl who generally gets frowned upon by society. A real feminist at heart who does think on her terms.
Vicky is a carefree girl who drinks and smokes as she pleases and is unapologetically true to herself. But she is her father’s pride, and he loves his daughter the way she is.
Vicky meets Paro, aka Parth, whom she falls in love with and gets heartbroken. It is a much better and realistic version of Devdas. Heartbreaks, falling in love, dealing with parents, etc. is giving a more realistic touch.
The story is an escape
We watch shows to escape reality, and Dev DD helps you do just that. For that time, you have swept away into a different world. A world where there are so many possibilities.
Many things will crack you up and so many ‘Aww’ moments that will make you fall in love with the story and the characters, whether Anurag’s maturity or Paritosh’s over-the-top romantic lines.
These two make you swoon with their smiles and blush when they speak their flirtatious lines. They make you feel like you did with your first crush back in high school, giggles and all.
The series has an array of comical moments guaranteed to make you smile and entertain you throughout. After all, laughter is the best medicine for everything from heartbreak to physical illness.
If you’re looking for a good laugh, Dev DD 2 gives you that as well. Fighting off evil with humour is always a fabulous solution. Dev DD 2 sends out important messages brilliantly and funnily, ensuring the news is remembered.
Double Badass Devika
Devika, her life, her journey, and how she takes a stand for her friends, family, and what she feels is right. Devika is a rebel fighter who lives her life on her terms and fears no one.
She knows what is wrong and what is right. She is much more evolved in this season. It feels great to watch.
Celebrating the pride of queer marriage
The show talks about Queer Marriage, which is a vital topic to shine a light on. It’s saddening to see that our law doesn’t see the straight couple and Queer couple the same, leading to social stigma and ostracization.
The colours and the diversity depicted in the series’s iconic moments are something to watch out for.
Ultimate BFF Goals
It is always so satisfying to watch women have the upper hand, to be so fearlessly themselves, to watch a woman fight her own battles and stand up for what she believes in and those she loves.
Devika Dharam Dwivedi does all of that and some more. Also, empowering her best friend to follow her heart and marry the love of her life happens to be one of the most beautiful moments in the show.
What are you waiting for?! Head to ALTBalaji and stream Dev DD Season 2 now!