Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Jackie Shroff, Kiron Kher, Vijayendra Ghatge and Smita Jayakar.
Producer: Mega Bollywood Private Limited
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Music: Ismail Darbar, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Monty

Adapted from Sarat Chandra Chaterjee's acclaimed novel, Devdas is about a man who loved and lost.

Born to a rich and prosperous family, Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan) is at odds with everything since childhood. The only person he confides in is his neighbour, best friend and soulmate Paro (Aishwarya Rai).

When Devdas' father sends him away to London for further studies, an anxious Paro waits for him in anticipation. On his return, their feelings for each other are rekindled. A timid Devdas is unable to convince his status-driven family that Paro is the girl he wants to marry. By the time he gathers the courage to propose Paro, she has already committed herself to aged landlord Bhuvan (Vijayendra Ghatge) in marriage.

Distraught, he hits the bottle and seeks solace in courtesan Chandramukhi's selfless friendship. Accustomed to constant flattery, Chandramukhi is struck by Devdas's indifference and eventually falls for him.

Depressed in Paro's memory, consumed by alcohol, disillusioned with life, Devdas is hell bent on a path to self-destruction. Though Devdas and Paro's love story meets with a tragic end, they have become immortal characters in pages of history.

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Text: Sukanya Verma
Design: Uday Kuckian


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