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Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Devdas
Suchitra Sen ... Parvati (Paro)
Vyjayanthimala ... Chandramukhi (as Vyjayanti Mala)
Motilal ... Chunni Babu
Nasir Hussain ... Dharamdas
Murad ... Devdas' father
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Teacher (as Kanhaiyalal)
Moni Chatterjee Moni Chatterjee
Iftekhar ... Bhijudas
Shivraj Shivraj ... Nilkant (Parvati's dad)
Nana Palsikar ... Street singer
Ashim Kumar Ashim Kumar
Ram Kumar Ram Kumar
Vikram Kapoor Vikram Kapoor
Ved Ved
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Storyline

Devdas and Parvati had been inseparable as children, and as they grew older, Love Blossomed. Devdas is sent away for studies by his parents - he and Parvati are separated. A chain of events lead to Parvati being married off to someone else and Devdas drowns his sorrows in alcohol. When Devdas is pronounced critical due to his drinking, he remembers the promise he had made to Parvati, of coming to see her before he dies. Will he fulfilled this promise or not? Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 December 1955 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Девдас See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Version of Debdas (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Manzil ki chaah mein
Sung by Mohammad Rafi and chorus
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Masterpiece
15 May 2001 | by karakoncharSee all my reviews

I watched this movie a couple of days ago. No doubt the movie is considered a masterpiece of Indian Cinema. Even though the movie is nearly half a century old, it has the power to captivate the audience. The superb acting by nearly all the actors further enhances its value. Though today's generation may find it's pace somewhat slow.

It has more than mere entertainment value. Like "Gone With The Wind", it deals with an era that has gone forever. Pre-independence Bengal and Calcutta come alive in this movie. Its portrayal of life of landed gentry pre-independence Bengal is quite authenticate.

In short, A must see for all those who have always wondered why every broken heart self-destructive lover is called a Devdas.


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