Devi (stylized as Devi(L); titled Abhinetri in Telugu and Tutak Tutak Tutiya in Hindi) is a 2016 Indian comedy horror film co-written and directed by A. L. Vijay. It features Prabhu Deva, Tamannaah and Sonu Sood in lead roles.
The Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi versions of the film were simultaneously shot. The film had a worldwide release on 7 October 2016. The film opened to positive reviews from critics and audience. The movie is currently running successfully with good box office result.
Krishna Kumar (Prabhu Deva) is a happy-go-lucky person 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 by living away from her by renting a separate house away from town’s heart.
Soon Devi’s personality changes, which surprises Krishna but he doesn’t mind. 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 (Tamannaah) who wanted to be an actress but failed, eventually committing suicide from depression. He finds out that his wife is possessed by Ruby. Ruby gets an acting offer from 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 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 version, after a few years, Krishna and Devi live happily and have children by the time. Krishna goes out to work , but he is possessed by Ruby again.
In the Hindi Version, Jennifer (Esha Gupta) appears at the end and stretches out her hand for Raj’s autograph. We are to understand that Ruby has now occupied Jennifer’s body.
Directed by A. L. Vijay
Produced by K. Ganesh (Tamil), Prabhu Deva (Tamil & Hindi), M. V. V. Sathyanarayana (Telugu), Sonu Sood (Hindi)
Written by Dialogues: A. L. Vijay (Tamil) Kona Venkat (Telugu) Chintan Gandhi (Hindi)
Screenplay by A. L. Vijay
Story by A. L. Vijay & Paul Aaron
Starring Prabhu Deva, Tamannaah, Sonu Sood, RJ Balaji
Music by Original songs: Sajid-Wajid, Vishal Mishra, Raaj Aashoo
Cinematography Manush Nandan
Edited by Anthony
Production Tamil: Prabhu Deva Studios
Distributed by Tamil: Auraa Cinemas
Release dates October 7, 2016
Running time 136 minutes
Language Tamil / Telugu / Hindi