The Pre-Independance era in India. The son of a wealthy aristocrat, Devdas has shared a magnetic childhood with his playmate Paro. Love was felt before it was understood. But in adulthodd, family prejudices separate the lovers. Paro is to be married to an elderly widower. Unable to bear the agony of a life without Paro, Devdas makes alcohol his constant companion. Even the unflinching devotion of the beautiful courtesan Chandramukhi does not ease the heartache of losing Paro. But before losing the light of life, all Devdas wants is to see his Paro once again… —IMDb
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Devanagari: संजय लीला भंसाली) is an Indian film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. Bhansali has adopted the middle name “Leela” as a tribute to his mother, Leela Bhansali.
Bhansali began his career as an assistant to Vidhu Vinod Chopra and was involved in the making of Parinda, 1942: A Love Story and Kareeb. However, both had a fall out when Bhansali refused to direct Kareeb and instead made his directorial debut outside the Chopra camp with Khamoshi: The Musical, the commercially unsuccessful but critically acclaimed narration of a daughter’s struggle to communicate with her deaf mute parents. His next film was a triangular love story, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which established his individualistic stamp for visual splendour and creating auras of celebration and festivity. The film was a great success and won numerous awards. His next film Devdas was Bhansali’s ode to the well known novel of the same name. Upon its… read more
the most elaborate costume and set design i have ever seen. watching Madhuri Dixit dance is such a privilege. and Aishwarya never looked so beautiful! much much better than her other movies like Dhoom 2....