Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up together in a small village with a love-hate relationship, which changes to love when they mature.
One of the most adapted literary works in Indian cinema, Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel Devdas finds a faithful version in this Bimal Roy film. Roy treats the tragic titular protagonist with deep empathy, making him human and thus offering an insight into his self-destructive love of pain.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria