devdas

‘Devdas’ – 1955

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LANGUAGE: HINDI | BLACK & WHITE

Direction : Bimal Roy
Story : Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Screenplay : Nabendu Ghose
Photography : Kamal Bose
Art : Sudhendu Roy
Music & Lyrics : Sachin Dev Burman
Editing : Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Starring : Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vyjayantimala, Motilal
Production : Bimal Roy Productions

SYNOPSIS:

Caste consideration and family prestige overshadows Devdas’s love for Parvati. Devdas, a weak, vacillating man, fails to take a bold stand to marry Parvati. Parvati is married off to a wealthy widower. Devdas returns to Calcutta with a broken heart and a sense of guilt. He tries to escape in excessive drinking, wallowing in self-pity and the ‘sin’ of living with Chandramukhi, a prostitute. Chandramukhi’s selfless love nurses him back to health more than once. Devdas however cannot get over his childhood love for Parvati. In the final hours of his terminal illness, Devdas takes the last journey – to die at Parvati’s doorstep.

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