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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Parvati ('Paro') (as Aishwarya Rai)
Kiron Kher ...
Smita Jaykar ...
Tiku Talsania ...
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Milind Gunaji ...
Ananya Khare ...
Manoj Joshi ...
Ava Mukherjee ...
Dev's Badima (as Ava Mukherji)
Dina Pathak ...
Vijay Crishna ...
Narayan Mukherji
Muni Jha ...


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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A grand saga of timeless love


Musical | Romance


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Release Date:

12 July 2002 (India)  »

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Девдас  »

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INR 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£466,370 (UK) (12 July 2002)


£1,663,692 (UK) (23 August 2002)

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The song "Dola Re Dola" took a week to write because Sanjay Leela Bhansali thought that it had to be perfect because he was uniting two of Bollywood's biggest stars (Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). See more »


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


Devdas Mukherjee: Chandramukhi, I can't say how the gods of virtue will judge you. But, I do know if I meet you again, in another life, I will not be able to resist you.
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Version of Debdas (1979) See more »


Kahe Chhed Mohe
Written by Nusrat Badr
Composed by Ismail Darbar
Performed by Madhuri Dixit, Birju Maharaj and Kavita Krishnamurthy
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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16 August 2004 | by (West Midlands, UK) – See all my reviews

I had never seen a Bollywood film before (being a white girl who only knows a few swear words in Punjabi) so Devdas was a new experience for me. I thought it was simply wonderful, rich, vibrant and full of colour. I couldn't recommend it enough for someone who wants to see what all the fuss is about Bollywood. The story is Romantic and timeless, a spin on Romeo and Juliette if you will. The story unfolds through song and dance sequences that feature beautiful women who do not need to expose themselves to be erotic. The humour in the film for me came when Devdas started speaking like an English gent in the middle of an argument with his father...very amusing view on the Western world! Anyway, as I said, I would encourage anyone with an open mind to have a look at this film.

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