Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first film version of the story in Hindi done in colour.Wikipedia
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's labour of love Devdas is a larger-than-life, poignant and spectacular interpretation. Clearly Devdas is a work of art and heart...For all its hype, grandeur, money, blood, sweat, music, tragedy, Devdas is a must-see for even the most pragmatic and unromantic.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's exquisite adaptation of Saratchandra Chatterjee's classic romantic tragedy leaves one with a feeling of elation and satiation. It confirms the director's faith in the power of the visual medium to create poetry out of melodrama and the audience's faith in Bhansali as one of the most gifted filmmakers mainstream Hindi cinema has produced.
Audience Reviews for Devdas
Poetry is something which is as fine as a wine, when it departs, it ferments and when it touches the lips, its love. Devdas is that poetry we have known since we read Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay‘s Bengali novel of the same name. Perhaps Sharat Babu didn’t know then that eighty-five years later, a filmmaker would make something adapted from his creation, add touches of his own to it, and create a rare world of cinematic perfection. Filled with a mixture of emotions, which depict love as devotion, this film is of the protagonist Devdas Mukherjee- his name is significant- from Dev (a world-refirming landlord) to Das (a world-renouncing alcoholic). The tragedy has Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit in amazing roles of Paro and Chandramukhi, who play their parts in a way that is memorable.
The film also abandons the dilapidated ruins, but more precisely, it decorates them with charm. The film is deconstructed with warmth and romance at its more genuine form. As a millennial, I am going with 4 stars for 'Devdas'. It's a work as amazing as literature Sharat Moshay left. And its throughout interesting.
An Excellent Adaptation.. SLB's Vision & Hardwork Is Seen In Every Frame, SRK Acted Brilliantly, Aish & Madhuri Are Too Good.