New Delhi, July 12: The romantic drama, Devdas, was a dream project of Sanjay Leela Bhansali which released in 2002, starring Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya Rai as Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi completes 15 years of its release today.
The film was the third film adaptation and the first coloured film adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1917 novel Devdas.
Released in 2002, the movie grabbed all the leading awards that year. The movie had all aspects perfectly blended hence making it a complete package. The songs were chartbusters, stellar acting by the ensemble cast, unforgettable scenes and dialogues, beautiful costumes and much more. The film was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was also India’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It also premiered at the famous French Riveria, Cannes Film Festival.
The love saga revolves around Devdas Mukherjee (SRK), who turns to alcohol after his family forbids him from marrying Paro, (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and finds refuge with a prostitute Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit Nene).
Even as the love saga turns 15, its memories are fresh in our minds.
Let’s take a look at the best and iconic scenes and dialogues from the film:-
Shah Rukh Khan: Babuji ne kaha gaon chhod do, sab ne kaha Paro ko chhod do, Paro ne kaha sharab chhod do, aaj tumne keh diya haweli chhod do, ek din aayega jab woh kahega, duniya hi chhod do.
Shah Rukh Khan: Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai, hum toh peete hai ki yahan par baith sake, tumhe dekh sake, tumhe bardaasht kar sake.
Da Se Devdas scene!
Shah Rukh Khan: Kitni aasani se ginvah diya ki tumhe har pal meri yaad aati thi … lekin yeh nahi socha ki un palon mein beetta toh main hi tha … diya tum jalati thi … par jalta toh main hi tha.
SRK’s Enigmatic Entry
Dev finally sees Paro in diya light
Devdas meets Chandramukhi for the first time
Shah Rukh Khan: Apne hisse ki zindagi toh hum jee chuke Chunni babu, ab toh bus dhadkano ka lihaaz karte hai… kya kahen yeh duniya waalo ko joh, aakhri saans par bhi aitraaz karte hai.
Climax scene – Devaaa…