This isn't a grand, tragic love story, it's the tale of a man who is torn apart by his inability to have the relationships he wants to have because he has been conditioned by society to view women, class, and respectability a certain way. The saga of a man called Devdas who loved,loved and just loved. শরৎ বাবু তো শুধু একটা চরিতর সৃষটি করেন নি, বাংলা সাহিতযকে একটা নাম দিয়ে গেছেন, একটা বযাখযা দিয়ে গেছেন। দেবদাস বলতে আমরা এমন এক ছযাকা খাওয়া পরেমিককে বুঝি, যার মুখে থাকবে খোঁচা খোঁচা দাড়ি, ফোলা ফোলা লাল চোখ, বুক ভরতি পাহাড় সমান কষট। নিজের উপর যার কোন নিয়নতরণ থাকবে না, জীবন নিয়ে কোন আশা থাকবে না, হতাশার সাগরে সাঁতার কাটা এমন পরেমিকদেরই এখন দেবদাস বলে আখযায়িত করা হয়। অথচ কে বলবে দেবদাস শুধু একটা উপনযাসের মূল চরিতরের নাম? On one side of the wall was a heartbroken Paro who became the wife of another. We simply do not see this in the movie. Devdas had everything easy in life, he always got what he wanted. Devdas drinks, knowing full well it will be fatal.
Parvati Paro is a young woman from a middle class Bengali Brahmin family. Eventually, Devdas becomes so ill that the slightest dose of alcohol could kill him. When Devdas returns to his village, now a handsome lad of nineteen, Paro asks him to marry her. It is more dramatised and a lot of things are different. The last few hours of Devdas's life while he whispers her name again and again and she wakes up from her sleep hearing someone calling her, but is unaware of what might be going on right outside her own gate, has the quality of a truth of a higher plane. Amar Mullick, and in a sequence of the film The son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He wants to have whatever he wants whenever he wants it which isn't possible.
Certainly identifiable for anyone who has missed out on love out of cowardice, or who has been separated from a love due to external circumstances like familial or social expectations. This is not too much to call Dola Re Dola the most stunning and greatest dance sequence in the history of Indian cinema. I often feel like women in India are the victim of so many cliches- one just has to look at the jokes, in which the wife is portrayed as a silly, managing woman and the husband a victim of marriage- and so am surprised that this author was so different. This was my second one. The ball was in his court repeatedly to turn the situation around, but he never mans u How wonderfully terrible. And much later, when he reached out to her, it was too late as she was far too humiliated. Wealth comes but is too late, and is of little use when love is lost.
In those days, bhodrolok Bengali babus would not even keep it on their shelves lest the youngsters read it. He promises Paro that before he dies, he will come to her doorstep one last time. Devdas, heartbroken after another rejection from Paro, returns to Calcutta and along with his friend Chunilal he seeks solace in alcohol and a courtesan Chandramukhi who falls for him. However, setting that aside, it was an elegantly beautiful story filled with lots of emotional motifs to fit the era. Most memorably, his version provides indelible performances by Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala originally from South India as Chandramukhi, and Suchitra Sen from Bengal as Parvati.
Unlike in the novel, a scene in which Chandramukhi and Parvathi meet was added in 's when Paro, played by riding in a , comes across Chandramukhi, played by , who just stares at Paro without a single word being exchanged between them. Chandramukhi falls in love with Devdas, but even when he is with her he can only think of Paro. The film upholds Bengali culture and the traditional outlook while keeping alive the essence of the story in the simplest of settings. I was very surprised by how good this book was. In the original language Bangla if you can.
Kind of tough to explain really. Archived from on 9 June 2013. Soon Devdas starts to frequent a brothel and catches the eyes of a courtesan named Chandramukhi - step by step Devdas starts to head towards a path of self destruction. It's so simple and sweet. He is unable to understand and allow himself to feel love for what he has been taught is beneath him, and so is not able to fully love in the way that love demands. It is almost as if the writer was unconscious of what came through while he merely wrote the tale of an unfortunate man.
As an actor, Pramathesh abhorred melodrama. It's not a fundamentally new observation, perhaps, even in the early 20th Century, but Chattopadhyay's expression of these ideas is unexpected and powerful. The character of Chandramukhi had paved the way for other portrayals of prostitutes in films like , and. He left behind a testimony of true love,that was pure, chaste, undemanding. Class differences also tear apart the burgeoning relationship between Chandramukhi and Devdas, as she is a fallen woman who Devdas cannot possibly break social norms to live with.
He is weak, but in the same time more human than most people around him. Devdas failed to offer social respectability to the two women in his life. Devdas goes away for thirteen years to live and study in a boarding school in the city of Calcutta now Kolkata. Her eyes are crystal-clear and delivers every emotions Paro feels: her love, her hopes, her braveness, her despair and her pride. The western attire with the full suit, tie, shoes, hat and walking stick are all present and so is the crispness in the traditional Bengali dhoti, kurta and shawl- but that is secondary to the performance and music of the film. And when it saw the light as a short novel written in 1901 by a young and drunk Sarat Chandra Chatterje, he did not know Devdas would definite the passionate and tragic lover when it would be published, more than a decade later, in 1917 despite its strong objections.