Sanjay Leela Bhansali
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About the Movie
The son of Zamindar (Landlord) Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur, where he spent his childhood with his playmate Paro. They grew up sharing a special relationship. Oblivious to all the differences of status and background, a bond that would never break grew between them. Soon, Devdas is sent to London for his education. Years later Devdas returns. Devdas besotted by Paro’s stunning beauty, longs to marry her. But Devdas’ father meets Paro’s mother with condescending arrogance. It causes a rift between the families and even though Devdas tries to convince his father, his father doesn’t relent. Paro then enters into a chaste marriage with a wealthy, much older man, Zamindar (Landlord) Bhuvan, while a shattered Devdas walks towards anguish, alcoholism and Chandramukhi, a stunning courtesan, who passionately loves him. Meanwhile, Paro, performs her worldly duties sincerely, but inside her, she could never forget Devdas. Strange was the fate of Devdas. Intensely loved by two women, who were never meant to be his. One whom he could never love and one whom he could never stop loving.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It does what the movies were meant to do: move, dance and swirl in the popular imagination.
Fresh: The story, adapted from a 1917 novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye, seldom rises above melodrama. But the sets and costumes are intoxicating.
Fresh: It's all vastly sumptuous, though the spectacle frequently overwhelms the dramatic impact.
Fresh: The song and dance numbers alone are worth the price of entry.