Devdas Reviews

December 20, 2018
The film is a sensory overload but Devdas' heartache pierces through all the baroque splendor and that is an achievement.
July 20, 2017
The story, adapted from a 1917 novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye, seldom rises above melodrama. But the sets and costumes are intoxicating.
December 6, 2005
October 6, 2005
July 22, 2004
Aishwarya Rai's natural beauty anchors the film's three best musical numbers, which balance out the slower and heavier melodramatic parts. All in all, a classy production.
February 2, 2004
There's more to Devdas than extravagance; the emotion and passion of the story is felt just as strongly in every frame as the budget.
September 5, 2003
The entire film has an overwhelming hugeness to it that's hard to resist.
January 16, 2003
December 23, 2002
September 20, 2002
July 25, 2002
It does what the movies were meant to do: move, dance and swirl in the popular imagination.
July 20, 2002
When a movie throws as much at you as Devdas does, it's easy to forgive minor disappointments.
July 19, 2002
Pleasures don't come much guiltier than this.
July 14, 2002
It's all vastly sumptuous, though the spectacle frequently overwhelms the dramatic impact.
July 14, 2002
The song and dance numbers alone are worth the price of entry.
July 14, 2002
Opulence rules. So does emotion. Pack a lunch and have an experience because Bollywood beckons.
July 9, 2002
At over two and a half hours, the film's epic scale may not suit some Western viewers, but those willing to surrender themselves to the drama are in for a real treat.