There's a major difference between K.L. Saigal, Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Abhay Deol's Devdas. The first three films were faithful to Sarat Chandra's legendary novella, while Anurag Kashyap's deviant take on Devdas is contemporary and in the process, differs from the original work.
In Anurag Kashyap's Dev D, Dev is into drugs and vodka. Paro sends her nude pic to Dev via email and later, wants Dev to have sex with her in the fields. Chanda, a hooker, indulges in phone sex mainly. Clearly, Kashyap's Dev, Paro and Chanda are audacious and rebellious.
The trade journalist and the pundits are speaking words of wonders for Abhay Deol's performance. They are saying that it's Abhay's best performance. Emosanal Attyachar, a phrase that seems to have resonated with the young lot, kickstarts the set with a Brass Band Version. Sung by Bandmasters Rangeela and Rasila. It's the first super hit of the year and specially the youngsters are going crazy after watching Abhay's performance in the movie.