is the third film to come from Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and
even before it's fate at the box office is decided, he's bowled
me over by scoring a hat trick.
(Khan) and Paro (Rai) are childhood friends, separated, when Devdas
is sent to boarding school in London. Their friendship develops
into love on his return.
family however, consider his relationship with Paro beneath him
and he's forced to make the ultimate choice - it's her or them.
chooses the latter, only to regret his decision when it's too late.
This is when Devdas's spiral of self destruction begins landing
him in the arms of charming Chandramuki (Dixit).
courtesan falls in love with him at first sight and worships him
just as intensely as Paro does.
for her, Devdas is as unobtainable to her, as Paro is to him, and
spends most of his days whether with her or not, intoxicated.
main theme in the movie - Love - is shown in it's most interesting
forms, unrequited and forbidden. The film also delves deeper into
the psyche of each character especially Devdas, making you understand
why he's a spoilt rich kid, who acts before he thinks.
is a treat to watch, it completely justifies it's title as the most
expensive Indian film ever made. The cinematography is breathtaking,
the locations and sets exquisite, and vintage costumes and jewelry
are many tender and touching scenes in the film but the picturisation
to the 'Hamesha Tumko Chaha' song gives you a lump in your throat.
is dainty and delicate in her portrayal as Paro. She is entirely
believable as a young woman who solely exists for her lover.
is equally good and gives a sensitive and sympathetic performance
as Chandramukhi. Both women dance like dreams, and make you feel
like their roles have never been played before hence created just
Khan is known for his passionate performances. He's willed us to
'fall in love' before and has won countless awards for his portrayals
but even after considering films like 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge',
'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham', it has to be
said that Devdas is by far the best of his career.
has everything, it's a masterpiece. This isn't one of the best films
I've seen this month, or even this year, it's one of the best films
I've seen, ever.
read our review but what do you think? Add your comment below.
freba in gent belguim
i think you have written a very good and brilliant review of devdas
i appretiate your writing bye
A very nice & expensive movie yet another masterpiece by Sanjay. The
movie has too real performances & such a sad heart breaking story
that comes over the mind of a sensitive viewer like me :) and leaves
a deep headache with depression in the end. Overall if we see the
story of Mr. Devdas, he was a complete loser! he just did whatever
he wanted & paid for it, but what about the poor Paro who suffered
all of her life & even after the death of Devdas' life...she got burried
into a hell just because of that loser! i liked Shahrukh's acting,
it was superb like as usual. But i severely hated the character he
portrayed! He broke not only broke the heart of an innocent woman
but also destroyed her life as well. Though in the end he also destroys
himself but only because of his emotional decisions & being a family
kid she had to suffered. i hope people will understand what i meant
to say...only some people can feel the depth!
sumith, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
it is the best film I ever seen.
raja tariq, islamabad
yah! it was really a brilliant move. which was totally different from
the other movies...!
I agree the costumes, set up and all that stuff was really nice to
look at. But the story line only seemed real when I watched the original
devdas starring dilip kumar. This version of devdas was mainly materialistic,
it mainly centred around settings and costumes and looking really
good at all times- typical of todays bollywood i suppose.
Khuram Javed, Manchester
In my opinion, "Devdas" captures the true splendour of Bollywood.
It represents a rich, vibrant portrayal of an extraordinary culture.
It is refreshing to observe a recent Bollywood movie that does not
mimic past Hollywood classics. Movies such as "Lagaan" and "Devdas"
portray the individality, effort, imagination, and beauty of Bollywood
Cinema. In today's world Bollywood has finally achieved its well earned
recognition and thus is no longer being looked down upon, but instead
celebrated. We finally have actors who can equally match the cridentials
of modern day Hollywood greats. An example would be the recent performances
of Aamir Khan who is a versitile, passionate and professional actor.
i liked watching devdas. it grereat visual spectaclar to watch. Ash
is at her best! but Madhuri has doen better and so has SHAHRUKH KHAN.
danny singh, edinburgh, scotland
I liked Devdas the first time i saw it and the 8th time i saw it.
The story may be a bit thin (another love triangle) but the acting,
script, costumes and above all the music was truely classic bollywood.
If you have the chance watch it on DVD for extra pleasure.
I agree with your review it is absolutely 100% right )):-
Snajeda Pritom, United States/N.Y
I think Devdas is an excellent movie. I rate it 10/10, and SRK was
superb as always and so as the other actros, and your review on it
is very clear and its good, too.
Rucksana Begum, England/Newcastle
I think dedas is brilliant and your review on it is good.