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After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

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Dharamdas
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Bhuvan Choudhry
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Kalibabu
Ananya Khare ...
Kumud
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Dwijdas
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Dev's Badima (as Ava Mukherji)
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Vijay Crishna ...
Narayan Mukherji
Muni Jha ...
Kaka
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The son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur, where he spent his childhood, indulged by his lovely playmate Paro (Aishwarya). They grew up sharing a special relationship, in which they existed only to each other. Oblivious of all the differences of status and background, a bond that would never break grew between them. Slowly, it changed to love but it was still unsaid. But the reverie was broken when his family sent Devdas to London for education. Paro's world crashed knowing that her Devdas would be gone and she lit a diya, for it signified the fast coming back of her loved one. Years passed and Devdas returned. Devdas was besotted by her stunning beauty and longed to have her back. But Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee (Vijay Crishna), Devdas' father, met Paro's mother Sumitra's (Kiran Kher) marriage proposal with condescending arrogance. It caused a rift between the families and even... Written by Anonymous

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INR 500,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,500,000, 31 December 2002
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A spoof on Devdas was going to e made as "Bevdadas". Starring Johnny Lever as Bevdadas,Tanaz Currim as Maro, Himani Shivpuri, Sudha Chandran. Produced by Sahara in Assosiation with Kay Sera Sera. Directed by Rajan Waghdhare. This was in 2003. The film was shelved. See more »

Goofs

When Devdas meets Paro in the full moon night, while she was sleeping her black mole keeps changing position. See more »

Quotes

Devdas Mukherjee: Bapuji said leave the village, everybody said leave Paro, Paro said leave alcohol. Today, you said leave home. One day he'll say, leave the world.
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Chalak Chalak
Written by Nusrat Badr
Composed by Ismail Darbar
Performed by Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal and Vinod Rathod
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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lavish and dazzling, another classic
10 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have not seen the other previous versions of Devdas, but as far as this Devdas goes, I can say that it is really difficult to transform such an old and popular story into such an amazing film without being boring, and the director has successfully managed this task.

The set decorators, choreographers and the costume designers must be lauded very very highly. It is truly amazing and a real pleasure to just even observe these three elements. Of course, Aishwarya Rai (Parvati) is so incredibly beautiful, the camera loves her, and she sparkles like a diamond. Still, (also credited above Aishwarya) Madhuri Dixit (Chandramukhi) is the real acting talent.

I had great pleasure watching this lyric melodrama, although it lasted about three hours, it deserves all kinds of appraisal.


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