"Devdas" is one of the land-mark movies of Bollywood. The movie was released on July 12, 2002. This emotional, musical and romantic saga includes Shahrukh Khan as the lead character. The lead female characters have been played by Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit. The other casts of the film include Jackie Shroff, Kiron Kher, Smita Jaykar, Vijayendra Ghatge, Tiku Talsania, Milind Gunaji, Ananya, Dina Pathak and Vijay Crishna. Based on a popular novel written by Sarat chandra Chatterjee, "Devdas" is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, one of the most versatile directors which the Indian film industry can boast of.
One important aspect of the film is its music. The music of the film has been scored by music composers Ismail Darbar, Monty and Pandit Birju Maharaj. The tunes composed by these music directors are haunting and melodious in the true sense. The superb lyrics which have been included in the film have been penned by Nusrat Badr, Prakash Kapadia, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Sameer. Apart from its wonderful acting and superb direction, the film is particularly noted for its music and lyrics.
One of the important aspect of the film is its visual presentation. The viewers experience a kind of mystic feeling during the course of the film. This mystic experience is enhanced by the magnificent technical and camera works. The tragic story of Devdas and Paro has long been a source of attractions for the film Bollywood directors and producers. Based on the tragic story of the novel "Devdas", quite a good number of films have been made in Hindi and Bengali. One of these films include Dilip Kumar, the most versatile tragic hero of the Bollywood. The newly made "Devdas" stands good in comparison of the version played by Dilip Kumar.
The director of the film Sanjay Leela Bhansali is supposed to be a master craftsman in the art of film making. He is a master storyteller who has cast a magical spell on the film through his unparalleled art. "Devdas" is also thought to be one of the most expensive films which Bollywood has ever produced.
The role of the male protagonist Devdas is magnificently played by Shah Rukh Khan while the role of female protagonist Parvati is played by Aishwarya Rai. Devdas and Parvati share close intimacy since their childhood. Their infatuation for each other is put to test when Devdas`s father sends him to England for his further studies. Parvati`s passionate love for Devdas makes her wait with a lighted diya. It signifies her passionate love for his beloved. Paro`s world is lighted as soon as Devdas returns. But the later development of the story deprives Devras of his love. He finally becomes alcoholic which consumes him marking his tragic death.
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