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Devdas (1936)

| Drama, Romance | 1936 (India)
Devdas (Saigal/Barua), son of a zamindar, and Parvati (aka Paro)(Jamuna), his poor neighbour's daughter, are childhood sweethearts. Status and caste differences prevent their marriage and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
K.L. Saigal ... Devdas (as Saigal)
A.H. Shore ... Chunilal
Pahadi Sanyal ... A Friend (as Pahari)
Krishna Chandra Dey ... Bairagi (as K.C.Dey {Blind Singer})
Mr. Raju ... Mohan
Biswanath Bhaduri ... Narayan (as Biswanath)
Yusuf Attia ... Rai Saheb
Kailash ... Ramdas
Nemo ... Dharmadas
Kidar Nath Sharma ... Jagannath (as Kedar)
Vikram Kapoor ... Cart Driver (as Kapoor)
... Parbati
... Chandra
Kshetrabala ... Piyari (as Khettrabala)
... Monorama (as Sitara)


Devdas (Saigal/Barua), son of a zamindar, and Parvati (aka Paro)(Jamuna), his poor neighbour's daughter, are childhood sweethearts. Status and caste differences prevent their marriage and Devdas is sent to Calcutta while Paro is married off to an aged but rich widower. In Calcutta the hero meets the prostitute Chandramukhi (Rajkumari/Chandrabati Devi) but remorse drives him to alcohol and (after a long train journey in which he attempts to run away from himself) he comes to die in front of his true love's house. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A sublime tale of sorrow
31 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Devdas is a story of unfulfilled love and heart melting tragedy. It is an icon of sorrow in Hindi cinema. Such is the excellence of this saga that a lot of people get sadness in their hearts if not tears in their eyes at the end.

This was the first Hindi version of Devdas. If we consider that the movie was made in 1936 and judge it accordingly then I must say it is an outstanding effort and a masterpiece of art. All main actors and supporting cast perform their role in a magnificent manner. The direction and screenplay is very powerful. Cinematography of Bimal Roy deserves applause.

All in all, a must watch for Hindi movie lovers. It is available for free on internet.

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