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Devadasu (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Musical | 26 June 1953 (India)
Adapted from a popular Bengali novel, Devadasu narrates the story of a rich guy and poor girl separated by class system of India. Parvati is forcefully married off to a middle-aged rich man and Devadasu becomes a drunkard.

Writers:

Saratchandra Chatterjee (novel), Samudrala Raghavacharya (dialogue and screen adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ... Devadas
Savitri ... Parvati
S.V. Ranga Rao ... Zamindar Narayana Rao
Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi
Lalita Lalita ... Chandramukhi
Doraiswamy Doraiswamy ... Neelakantham
Satyanarayana Aarani Satyanarayana Aarani ... Dharmanna
Sivaram Peketi Sivaram Peketi ... Bhagawan
Nageswara Rao R. Nageswara Rao R.
Chandrakumari Chandrakumari
Bellary Lalitha Bellary Lalitha
Sitaram Sitaram ... Bandivadu (as Seetaram)
Narasimha Rao Kanchi Narasimha Rao Kanchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sudhakar Sudhakar
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It's a Telugu adaptation of Sharat Chandra chatterjee famous novel Devdas. It's eternal love story between Devadasu (ANR) and Parvathi(Savithri). Devadasu son of a landlord is a egoistic and spoiled brat from childhood itself. Due to his mischievous acts he will be sent to Britain for higher studies. After coming back from foreign he meets paru aka parvathi feels attraction. Due to social status differences Paru's parents were forced to fix marriage with a Zamindar widower with 5 children. Paru approaches Devdas for eloping from home, Devdas a fickle minded person cannot go against his father's wish and traditions. Paru marriages a old widower whose daughter is elder than his daughter. Paru takes responsibility of the family n streamlined everything. Devdas starts missing Paru under the influence of a friend becomes alcoholic and comes in touch with prostitute Chandrakala. Chandrakala understands the pain of devdas and she loves him wholeheartedly. Due to his father's death, his elder... Written by Sarath Chandra

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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This film is an 'Industry Hit' in Telugu Cinema then. It grossed around 1.1cr with a share of 55 lakhs in 1953. But including its Tamil version, it grossed a total of 1.3cr with a share of 65 lakhs then. The estimated number of tickets sold (Footfalls) for this film are around 4.34cr including its Tamil version. See more »

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Devadasu - One Of The Greatest Love Stories
3 June 2018 | by Samrudh_DavidSee all my reviews

This film is actually based on a novel.

This one is the best lover story based film in the history of the Indian cinema without any doubt. ANR Garu & Savitri Garu are simply outstanding.

The climax of the film is really emotional that will make its watchers cry for sure.

The songs are really good.

Finally, this film is a trendsetter. This one should not be missed !


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Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

26 June 1953 (India) See more »

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Vinoda Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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