Sanjay Leela Bhansali (2002)

PG Certificate


Our Score
There have been numerous adaptations of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's novel, but while PC Barua's 1935 version and Bimal Roy's 1955 remake possess great visual finesse, neither can boast the exhilarating presence of Bollywood superstar Madhuri Dixit. Returning to the mainstream after experimental outings in MF Husain's Gaja Gamini and Rajkumar Santoshi's Lajja, she revels in the role of the Calcutta courtesan who attempts to console lonely country boy Shah Rukh Khan as he battles with the bottle and his remorse at leaving behind childhood sweetheart Aishwarya Rai. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali wisely allows Dixit full rein - especially during Ismail Darbar's musical numbers - but it's the magnificent sets and costumes that made this version one of the most expensive Hindi films ever produced.


Childhood friends from contrasting backgrounds form a special bond, but circumstance tears them apart, leaving the boy attending public school in London while the girl languishes in an unhappy marriage. Gorgeous, epic Oscar-nominated musical, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai and Jackie Shroff.

Cast & Crew

Devdas Mukherjee Shah Rukh Khan
Chandramukhi Madhuri Dixit
`Paro' Parvati Aishwarya Rai
Chunnilal Jackie Shroff
Sumitra Kiron Kher
Kaushalya Smita Jayakar
Dharamdas Tiku Talsania
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali
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Other Information

Language: Hindi +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: ErosAvailable on: video and DVD