New Delhi: 20 glorious years of Bollywood director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Devdas’! Adapted from novelist Sarat Chandra Rai’s famous book of the same name, Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’ featured superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit Nene. The film is still made in the memory of its audience and is considered one of Bhansali’s best works of art.
On the occasion of the film’s 20th anniversary, let’s take a look at why Bhansali’s film was the greatest.
1. Visual Magnificence
Among many things, Bhansali is celebrated for scintillating sets that are a visual delight for the audience. With lavish havelis and bungalows from ‘Devdas’ lavishly set, scintillating chandeliers, lavish costumes and splendid locations, the film is one of the grandest films ever made.
2. Tragic Conspiracy
Unlike movies with happy endings, the main crux of ‘Devdas’ was its sad ending. A lover’s intense longing to see his beloved one last time as he dies on the streets, just to catch a glimpse of his ‘Paro’ lives on in people’s hearts. The tragedy of ‘Devdas’ was utterly unforgettable.
3. Adorable Acting
It all goes without saying that when three of Bollywood’s biggest stars are in a film, it has to be a blockbuster. With Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya as Paro and Madhuri as Chandramukhi, the trio delivered a flawless performance that touched the hearts of the audience. Apart from the lead actors, Kirron Kher, Jackie Shroff, Smita Jayakar and Jaya Bhattacharya all did a commendable job.
4. Iconic Song and Dance Number
Another fact that resonated with the audience was the amazing list of songs and dance numbers that were full-on-fleak. The soulful and traditional songs and vocals from ‘Dola Re Dola’, ‘Maar Dala’ and ‘Silsila Yeh Pyaar Ka’ were quite impressive while Aishwarya and Madhuri’s beautiful dance moves set the screens on fire.
‘Devdas’ is one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most classic work!