Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’ turns 20 today, netizens applaud on Twitter
The movie ruled the Indian cinema and is still remembered for fine performances by the lead cast, the soundtracks and the grand experience offered by Bhansali.
New Delhi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s third directorial venture ‘Devdas’ turns 20 today. Calling ‘Devdas’ Bhansali’s magnum opus would not be wrong. The movie ruled the Indian cinema and is still remembered for fine performances by the lead cast, the soundtracks and the grand experience offered by Bhansali.
The film revolves around the life of Devdas Mukherjee and his quest for love. After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, the life of Devdas spirals further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. The film was based on the novel with the same title, written by Saratchandra Chatterjee. The novel has been adapted into a film in 1955 and was also adapted with a modern take by Anurag Kashyap in form of ‘Dev D’
The lead cast of the film included Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Parvati/Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi. The film had one of the most amazing supporting casts which included the names like Jackie Shroff, Kirron Kher, Smita Jaykar and Manoj Joshi.
As the film completes its 20 years today, fans are flooding Twitter with their appreciation for the movie.
The best scene in Bollywood movie industry.#20YearsOfDevdaspic.twitter.com/HNrrQ0Emvw
— mahaa.. (@MahaSRK1) July 11, 2022
A Shah Rukh Khan fan shared an interesting trivia about the star.
SRK shot for K3G, Devdas and Asoka simultaneously.
He worked three shifts and still managed to make all 3 iconic#20YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/f79dokjS23
— BRIJWA SRK FAN (@BrijwaSRKman) July 11, 2022
Devdas was a very RISKY project in 2002 because
• Period dramas were not in trend
• Drastic drop in Ticket sales due to Piracy
Yet Devdas was the ONLY solo film with 2cr+ Ticket sales for 6 YEARS since its release(2002-07)!
MEGASTARDOM of Shah Rukh Khan !!#20YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/Esswa44RR5
— Zalzala 🔥 (@SRKZalzala) July 11, 2022
Even Marvel star Tom Hiddleston, known for playing Loki, during the interview mentioned the experience of watching Devdas.
Tom Hiddleston ( #Loki ) :
“I remember it was quite a long time ago now. I remember going to see Devdas at my local cinema, and it was such an extraordinary experience. I would say I have never seen anything like that.”#20YearsOfDevdas
— r ★ (@itzzRashmi) July 11, 2022
Every take, scene, look, move, all is impregnated of sensuality. What I love the most is that all that opulence of the clothes, jewelry and sets; never get to overshadow, not even for a second the fascinating beauty of its poetic dialogues & the deep emotions.♥️#20YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/AXCdc2qKcw
— Chelo (@dilse__srk) July 11, 2022
’20 years of Devdas’ is trending as people are pouring in their love for the film.
The movie with perfect screen play ,acting, music and most importantly the best dialogue every dialogue of movie is so heart touching ♥️#20YearsOfDevdas #ShahRukhKhan𓀠 #SRK𓃵 #madhuri #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #Sanjayleelabhansali pic.twitter.com/ELaynpGPfQ
— Jawan Universe (@Fake0901) July 11, 2022
No other movie can match the intensity, the acting and the amount of heart break this movie has given us#20YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/spyBPV0U8E
— . (@iSRKsArtillery) July 11, 2022
A Twitter user compared the acting of Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan, both playing the character of Devdas.
#ShahRukhKhan is the only actor who can match the level of Dilip kumar saab.
SRK acting peak here.
Acting with their eyes perfection 🙏#20YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/ugenLv6Jds
— 😎Sourav Srkian Das😎 (@SrkianDas04) July 11, 2022
What Devdas has achieved your Favourite can’t even think of it. @iamsrk ❤️#20YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/2CEHA4lx6n
— OK (@OmiakaOK) July 11, 2022
Singer Zayn Malik also shared an incident about how he made Gigi Handid watch ‘Devdas’.
Zayn Malik had told Elle India his mom makes the best Indian food and that he made Gigi Hadid watch “Devdas”, his favourite Bollywood movie along with K3G, his favourite Indian song is Chaiyya Chaiyya and his favourite Bollywood actor.. one and only.#20yearsofDevdas pic.twitter.com/3Xhkd24fsI
— r ★ (@itzzRashmi) July 11, 2022
The film got a nomination for the BAFTA awards. Also, the film won five National Film Awards, in form of the Golden Lotus Award, Best Playback Singer to Shreya Ghoshal, Best Art Direction by Nitin Chandrakant Desai, Best Choreography for Saroj Khan and the Best Costume Designer award.
The film is streaming on the OTT platform of Eros Now.