Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Devdas completed 15 years and what might surprise you is the fact that all the characters sketched in the movie are patients of various personality disorders. Here we break the code for you:
DEVDAS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
He experiences an extreme feeling of self-importance, a sense of entitlement and a need to be admired. To others, he seems self-absorbed, selfish and insensitive. He flies into a fit of destructive anger also called ‘narcissistic rage’ and manages quite easily to make everything about “himself”
PARO: Borderline Personality Disorder
The person with this disorder essentially lacks a sense of self and experiences feelings of emptiness as well as fear of abandonment. She is being the nadi is ready to lose her identity and become one with her sagar i.e. Deva.
However, just after her Deva breaks her heart she firmly decides to walk another way thus ending up becoming a “Thakurain” of some other Haveli.
The specific symptom of a person suffering from schizophrenia is hallucinations, false belief and disorganized thoughts and behavior. The first sign of schizophrenia is confusing and shocking changes in behavior.
CHUNNIBABU: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
People with this disorder are characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness and excessive attention to details. They put into practice their compulsive tendency to control through their speech as well as visible here
Paro’s Damad ( Milind Gunaji): Anti-Social Personality Disorder
This person disregards social rules and obligations, is irritable and aggressive, acts impulsively and lacks guilt. He fails to learn from his experiences and is the “charming psychopath” with turbulent and short-lived relations.
Maar Dala, haina?
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