Devdas (2002)

Set in the early 1900s, this film follows a young man named Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan) on his way home to India after having spent the past ten years in London. As the news reaches Devdas and his ex-love Paro's (Aishwarya Rai) respective… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The story, adapted from a 1917 novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye, seldom rises above melodrama. But the sets and costumes are intoxicating.

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Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Aishwarya Rai's natural beauty anchors the film's three best musical numbers, which balance out the slower and heavier melodramatic parts. All in all, a classy production.

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Jeremy Heilman

When a movie throws as much at you as Devdas does, it's easy to forgive minor disappointments.

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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune

It does what the movies were meant to do: move, dance and swirl in the popular imagination.

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Michael Dequina

There's more to Devdas than extravagance; the emotion and passion of the story is felt just as strongly in every frame as the budget.

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Kim Linekin

Pleasures don't come much guiltier than this.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's all vastly sumptuous, though the spectacle frequently overwhelms the dramatic impact.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The entire film has an overwhelming hugeness to it that's hard to resist.

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The song and dance numbers alone are worth the price of entry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
"Where will I find again my lost innocence... my lost dreams... my lost childhood? Where has the shade of trees gone, where I made myself a home?"… More
Marion Ravenwood
Really long, and I didn't feel anything for the characters. It is a beautiful film to look at, the colors are vivid.
Kylie B
A tragic love story is universal.
Leo L
Here is an interesting movie that centralizes around the greatest component most tragedies/epic-dramas are made of: unrequited love. Here is a story that… More
Dannielle Albert
Spectacular colors, sets, costumes, music... must have cost a fortune to produce. The lovely Aishwarya Rai is absolutely stunningly gorgeous. This is quite… More
FanGirl Browncoat
Great musical numbers and visually beautiful. What I don't get is why these beautiful women are drawn to such a mean man.