Devdas (2002 Film)
Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood novel adapted film based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Hindi version and the first colour film version of the story in Hindi. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in the leading roles.
At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced, with a reported budget of Rs 50 crores. The film was released in six alternative language versions: English, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Punjabi.
Shahrukh Khan's performance won him a Filmfare Award.The film also made Aishwarya Rai win a Filmfare Award for her performance as Paro and is considered among the best. The song "Dola Re Dola" became a hit with its unique dance duet between Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
Devdas was declared hit in India by Box Office India.The film was recently included in Time Magazine's top 10 movies of the millennium worldwide
The film won five National Awards, ten Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It was ranked #74 in Empire magazines "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010. Time Magazine named Devdas as the best movie of 2002 among all the movies released around the world in 2002.
This was also Madhuri Dixit's last movie prior to her marriage, which resulted in her taking a hiatus from cinema.