D se Dil (Soul) + D se Deewanapan (Passion) + D se Dard (Pain) + D se Daaru (Liquor) = Sanjay Leela Bhansali's D-D-D-D-Devdas, plainly the most expensive Indian movie ever made at Rs. 52 crores. Now, if by any chance you are thinking "Ae shaane... Hata saawan ki ghata (I don't care about it much) aur bas itna bata ki aakhir mein Devdas tapakta ki nahin?", then for you Mr. Tapori Bhai, the answer is "Yes". For the rest of ladies and gentlemen, here's the flick.
"Devdas" sets into motion with a jaw-droppingly picturesque palace,
and no wonder it is the humble dwelling of Devda. In no time the ambience splits open with joy and energy - Kaushalya (Smita Jayakar) is wild with excitement that her son Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan) is returning home after ten years in London. Devda's back in India.
Begin sizzling love between Devda and cute Paro (Aishwarya Rai). Alas, but the course of true love is never smooth... Devda's parents put up an objection to their love and marriage. Worried about the consequences, Paro plans to elope with Devda, but the idea only results in the humiliation of Paro by Devda's parents.
Furious, Devdas leaves home and then writes to Paro, asking her to forget him as their marriage might destroy his family. Devastated, Paro gives in to her mother's pleas for a marriage elsewhere.
Paro's marriage shatters Devdas. He turns to liquor and a brothel dancer Chandramukhi (Madhuri). Even though at first he turns her away, increasingly he begins to like her. Later on he admits his love for Chandramukhi. But liquor takes its toll on Devdas and he kicks the bucket, still yearning for the love of Paro.
The performances by Aishwarya and Madhuri are first-rate. They are totally engrossed in their characters. Shahrukh somehow manages to re-establish himself as a t-t-t-talented artiste. Jackie's character in the movie appears to be pointless, though. The choreography by Birju
Maharaj's leaves you awestruck. And the plush settings by Nitin Desai are stunning and simply superb.
Devdas is a lengthy but classic silver-screen rendition of the sweetness of first love and sincerity of true love, and is derived from a novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay of the same name. Shah Rukh and Aishwarya play the lovers with a sincerity that is not only appealing but refreshing in this era of raunchy and raw movies. It is recommended only to the patient and the non-taporis.
I think Kiran Nadella developed a soft corner for teh 52 crore budget movie or he must be a hardcore fan of Aishwarya. Otherwise he would have been very truthful about the movie. How come there are no comments for such a lousy movie with so much hype like you guys normally do? Yes the movie is a visual treat but NO the audience would want more . And how about we say we need performances? Aishwarya Rai am sure made all the audiences cry but not by moving them. It made me cry for spending my quality time not to mention the money just to see her emote so lousyly. And about Sharukh Khan the less said teh better it is,I wonder why Sanjay Bansaali and the performers in the movie never watched the Dilip Kumar Version of this story. Am sure if they had they would have spent atleast 10% of their time to improve their performance and just not look beautiful onteh screen. I still prefer AwaraPagal Deewana movie to this lavishious Devdaa version. Atleast we had Paresh Rawal in that movie who I can say was ultimate and thats what I call it a performance. NO matter how lousy the script is you leave a mark!. This movie a total disappointment and SUCKS big time!. Am sure most of Sharukhs fans and Aishwarya'sfans might not agree but let me tell you I have nothing against them. Ask yourselves truely if you really liekd their performance?? If I were you I would avoid watching the movie!!!!!!
Ek dam bakwaas movie. Agreed the costumes and the settings were GRAND, was a feast to eyes in other words bt when it comes to Performances, awful! Don watch this movie with great expectations. Theres too much hype attached to it and would prefer the old DEVDAS (Dilip Kumar waala) anytime!!!