Based on the classic and much beloved 1917 indian novel
from Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye, this was the most
grandiose and luxurious Bollywood film production ever, and it looks
it, a feast for the eyes, Yummy.
The film tells the story about the lovestricken Devdas (Shahrukh Khan)
and his tragic romance with Paros (Aish-
warya Rai) and their tragic fates thereafter, drunkenness and lifelong
The film is visually breathtaking and with great performances from
Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya and Madhuri Dixit.
A grand epic told by the ..... then .... unstoppable blockbuster director
Sanjay Leela Banshali with Super Hit
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam under his belt and you better have your Kleenex
box ready, this is a tearjerker.
Banshali continued with the slightly hysterical, but hailed, melodrama
Black where his director magic still worked
fine, but then disaster struck with the catastrophe Saawariya, a Turd
He was at the Top here and his pompuos style worked perfectly for
The CD Soundtrack
A Classic allready and Banshali goes full tilt against
our senses here, if there's a need for a candlelight in a scene he
crams in hundreds of them, if Aish have to run through a corridor
she will do it in slow-mo for an eternity and then
not in a regular house but in a palace and if Shahrukh will cry, let
him do it in rivers of tears. Over the Top and
it works in a Bollywood way. Visually astounding and like a big piece
And, for those not interested in this Candy Fluff version there's
a Great Indie one in Anurag Kashyap's Dev D.
anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1, hindi audio with english
subtitles, 184 minutes long ... 3 hours plus (too long)
When i had my DVD film shop this was the Bollywood film i sold most
copies of, and the especially the limited
and heavy box edition from Eros