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vb. (context transitive English) To unload (goods) from a container.

Devan (writer)

Devan (R. Mahadevan) (8 September 1913 – 5 May 1957) was a 20th-century Tamil writer, known for his witty and humorous stories.

Devan was a competent and accomplished writer, who used several interesting and varied techniques in fiction writing. From travelogues to recipes, from detective stories to social dramas, he has written them all.

Devan (film)

Devan is a 2002 Tamil action film directed by Arun Pandian making his debut as director, the film stars himself in title role being his 100th project as actor with Meena and Kausalya in the lead roles while Karthik Muthuraman and Senthil make guest appearances. Vijayakanth makes an extended special appearance. Malayalam actor Saikumar made his Tamil debut with this film.


  When the movie opens Devan(Arun Pandiyan) murdering photographer Jeeva( Thalaivasal Vijay) in cold blood in his house. Jeeva strategically positions a video camera to capture the impending murder but Devan never shows his face to it. And when Jeeva shouts out the name of his killer before dying, the audio is lost at that point. While the police search for the killer, Devan zeroes in on Chetta ( Saikumar) as his next target. He follows Chetta to Chandigarh but is apprehended by CBI officer Ratnavel( Vijayakanth). But once Ratnavel realises Chetta's true nature, he begins to help Devan, even hiring successful lawyer Chakravarthy(Karthik) to fight for him.


The flashback shows that Devan's sister (Kausalya) was killed by Chetta. Earlier chetta and devan were friends but chetta had false eye on kausalya. He used to spy on her when she was bathing and one day she finds it and then slaps him in public. Chetta decides to take revenge and on her wedding day they drug her and sends her to church in brides costume with no dress underneath then chetta grabs her costume from the car thus making her completely naked infront of public then he shoots her and her groom. Devan wants to avenge the death of his sister. In the climax, villain is killed.

Devan (actor)

Devan (born 8 January 1952) is an Indian film actor and politician. He started his film career as the producer of the technically brilliant, but box-office flop movie Vellam and then opted to become an actor. Devan is known for his handling of serious roles, though he started his career with supporting roles. Devan was promoted as Hero in late 1980s with films like Oozham, Aaranyakam, Simon Peter, Ninakku Vendi and Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, but most of those were failures. He is also the leader of the Kerala People's Party, a political party in the Indian state of Kerala. Devan has acted in many Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. His notable movies like Ekalavyan, Baasha, and Indraprasdham are still very popular. He has also acted in TV serials.

Usage examples of "devan".

The one lead that Jetterick didn't have, aside from the later developments of the day before, was the one that ran to Andrea Quennel and through her to Hobart Quennel and Walter DevanSimon felt sure that Walter Devan himself was the actual killer in this case.

He looked at Devan again, and said: "And now that I've really butted in, and you know you're stuck with it?

He just doesn't ask what methods Devan uses, and therefore he doesn't know.