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Devdas (1955)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
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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Bimal Roy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Devdas
Vyjayanthimala ... Chandramukhi (as Vyjayanti Mala)
Motilal ... Chunni Babu
Suchitra Sen ... Parvati (Paro)
Nasir Hussain ... Dharamdas
Murad 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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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Also Known As:

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Version of Devdas (1928) 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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Based on Sharatchandra's literary classic of the same name, it is a landmark in the history of Indian Cinema.
1 August 1999 | by burmanSee all my reviews

This film was just excellent on all counts, be it direction, cinematography, acting or music. A classic produced and directed by Bimal Roy. And what performances ! Motilal, Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Suchitra Sen, all excelled. And what a musical score ! Talat Mahmood's "Mitwa, lagi re yeh kaisi" and "Kisko khabar thi, kisko yakeen tha, aise bhi din aayenge" are among his best numbers. So are Lata Mangeshkar's "Jise tu qabool karle", "O' jaane wale, ruk ja koi dam" and "Ab aage teri marzi" are excellent numbers. Two other songs, "Woh na aayenge palat kar, chahe lakh ham bulaayen", sung by Mubarak Begum and "Manzil ki chaah mein" are haunting songs.


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