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      Devdas

      Released May 23, 2002 3h 1m Romance Drama List
      86% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 88% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) makes his way back home to India after spending 10 years studying in London. He plans to marry Paro (Aishwarya Rai), his childhood best friend, but his parents (Vijay Crishna, Smita Jaykar) do not want Devdas to marry her. They believe that Paro's family, who descend from a line of dancers, is of a lower class than their own. Eventually, Paro marries another man, and the despondent Devdas descends into life-threatening alcoholism. Read More Read Less

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      Anupama Chopra Film Companion The film is a sensory overload but Devdas' heartache pierces through all the baroque splendor and that is an achievement. Dec 20, 2018 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader The story, adapted from a 1917 novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye, seldom rises above melodrama. But the sets and costumes are intoxicating. Jul 20, 2017 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Dec 23, 2002 Full Review Pradeep Menon Firstpost With the cast he had, it’s a pity that the film didn’t turn out to have the longevity it should have had, and that’s only because in that film, Bhansali just had nothing to offer us. Oct 17, 2023 Full Review Katherine Singh Refinery29 This is a tragic romance in pretty much every sense of the word and features an incredible musical number with Rai and co-star Madhuri Dixit spotlighting classical music and dance. Oct 4, 2022 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Max A Devdas is an astonishing auditory and visual spectacle, full of color and character from beginning to end. Based on the Bengali novel of the same name, Devdas is one of the greatest love stories ever told. The film follows the tragic story of Devdas Mukherjee (Shah Rukh Khan) and Parvati Chaudhary (Aishwarya Rai) impossible love. Devdas has been called "greater than Romeo and Juliet" which I do not object to. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Madhuri Dixit, the film is a delight from beginning to end. The musical numbers are visually impressive, well-coreographed, and full of color. Even as someone who does not particularly love — nor understand — musicals, I truly enjoyed them and followed the story without any issues. Ismail Darbar and Birju Maharaj composed the music, while Monty Sharma took care of the score. The original soundtrack has a total length of 52:56, which goes to show how much care was put into it. To me, Devdas Achille's Heel is its editing. It was beautifully done during the first half of the film, but I found it lacking in the second half. It was more notable during transitions to different scenes, not so much while changing from one shot to another in the same scene, but it still was bothersome. Despite what many could consider a long running time — 174 minutes —, Devdas is a masterpiece from beginning to end worth every single minute. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Brazil L The way shahrukh died in this movie still makes me crie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review GURPREET S Imagine a bollywood movie with top notch acting, set pieces, music,screenplay,direction. The result will be devdas. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/03/23 Full Review Abhijeet P This film is itself an Art...From Bansali's direction to actors performances, from music,score to cinematography & production design and all other technical aspects all are breathtakingly perfect....But Bansali make this a little more melodramatic & fictional. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/18/22 Full Review Audience Member Best movie EVER! A mythic archetypal tale of childhood star-crossed love ruined by pride and family interference, with an expensive noble prostitute thrown in. An upper-class fairytale with luxurious ornate costumes, magnificent sprawling sets, complex choreography with a cast of a hundred dancers, and exquisite classical-influenced Indian music, with singing by the very young and precocious super-talent of Shreya Goshal; first made me cry without understanding a word sung! Any paused frame could be a painting. With the most beautiful actress in the world, Aishwarya Rai, and the most electrifying male actor ever, Sha Rukh Khan - at once boyish, powerful, and amusing with permanently snarling eyebrows, a perfected downward smile, and super-actractive lips, acknowledged even by heterosexuals. Watched it about six times, and still need to hide tears. Too tragic. (Spoiler alert - great lines from the prostitute taking down the aristocrat who sought to destroy her publically!) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review david l Despite a very typical plot with many familiar beats, an inferior second half and a forgettable soundtrack, Devdas is still a hugely entertaining Bollywood production that benefits from well developed characters, uniformly superb acting performances and a sweetly romantic first act. The sumptuous costumes and luxurious interiors led to a suitably opulent, grandiose viewing experience. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) makes his way back home to India after spending 10 years studying in London. He plans to marry Paro (Aishwarya Rai), his childhood best friend, but his parents (Vijay Crishna, Smita Jaykar) do not want Devdas to marry her. They believe that Paro's family, who descend from a line of dancers, is of a lower class than their own. Eventually, Paro marries another man, and the despondent Devdas descends into life-threatening alcoholism.
      Director
      Sanjay Leela Bhansali
      Producer
      Bharat Shah, Gajendra Mishra, Mohan Nayyar
      Screenwriter
      Saratchandra Chatterjee, Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
      Distributor
      Eros Pictures
      Production Co
      Mega Bollywood, Red Chillies Entertainment
      Genre
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 23, 2002, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2016
      Runtime
      3h 1m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, Dolby A, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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