Devdas is indeed a 2002 Indian Bollywood big love drama film written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali as well as financed by Mega Bollywood’s Bharat Shah. Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit appear in the film, which also has Kirron Kher, Smita Jaykar, and Vijayendra Ghatge in supporting parts. The movie tells the narrative of Devdas Mukherjee (Khan), a rich law graduate that comes back to London to married his school friend, Parvati “Paro,” inspired by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1917 book of the same title.
Meanwhile, his fall into drunkenness is sparked from his own family’s disapproval of the marriage, inevitably leading towards his emotional meltdown as well as him finding shelter with golden-hearted courtesan Chandramukhi (Dixit).
Upon reading the book a second attempt, Bhansali was motivated to adapt this into a movie, thus he launched the idea in November 1999. He along with Prakash Ranjit Kapadia co-wrote the script as well as the dialogue.
Nitin Chandrakant Desai invested 200 million (US$2.8 million) creating the sceneries during August 2000 and May 2001.
He performed a considerable study on Calcuttan architectural design during the British Raj, together with Bhansali as well as other teams. Binod Pradhan had been in charge of principal photography between November 2000 to April 2002, which did take place in Bikaner, Film City, as well as Filmistan. Monty Sharma composed the background score, whereas Ismail Darbar and Birju Maharaj composed the music.
Devdas had its international debut on May 23, 2002, so at Cannes Film Festival, and was distributed globally on July 12, 2002. With such an expenditure of 500 million rupees (US$7.0 million), this was the most costly Motion picture ever filmed just at moment.
When this screened at Cannes, the picture garnered mixed to poor reviews, but still, it fared much better when this was distributed in theatres. The movie was indeed commercially successful, earning 998.8 million (US$14 million) in India and abroad, making it the highest-grossing Indian movie of each year. It recently won National Film Awards including eleven Filmfare Awards, with medals for Best Film, Best Director (Bhansali), Best Actor (Khan), Best Actress (Rai), and Best Supporting Actress (Rai) among the latter.