Devdas (2002)


UK/US Limited Special edition DVD

UK/US standard edition DVD

Text below written 2016-03-17


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 isolation.
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 extra-ordinaire.
He was at the Top here and his pompuos style worked perfectly for this film

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 of candy.
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