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Pradeep
Which version of the movie, Devdas would you rather see again?
Nimii
NONE!

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extenok
I have only watched the 2002 version.
But from what I've heard my father and other seniors who had watched Dilip Kumar's version say about Dilip's acting makes me think seriously about watching it.
They all speak highly of Dilip's softness, both in the eyes and the facial expressions. And how Shah Rukh face doesn't possess that softness.
I guess what others might hold against Devdas(2002) is the whole financial sway that it holds over the previous movies made and also over its contemporaries.
kishorefan
I am with Nimii......a big NONE!!!

Too soppy/sad stuff for my taste (don't we have enough sadness everywhere already??).
Nimii
Thanks Asim!

You are right ! We have enough pain in our life do we need to watch such tragedies for 3 full hours and cry !!!!!!!!

phew!

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p1j
10 Reasons to Watch Devdas (1956)

1. Its a Bimal Roy Film
2. Dilip Kumar's Acting
3. Camerawork
4. Suchitra Sen's beauty
5. Vaijayantimala's Dances
6. Motlilal's acting
7. For the song Mitwa.... and folk melodies of Bengal(baul?)..
8. Burman da's mix bag of average, good and classic songs and Salil da's BGM
9. Guest appearances of Johny Walker, Pran and Mehmood... (Trivial reasons)
10. After all its Devdaas.. a classic novel by Sharatchandra... why not...

Give it a try guys.. you wont be disappointed...

Pavan Jha

Nimii
The only reason could be point no. 9 that is if ever I make an attempt to watch that movie!

Point 2 will definitely make me say no no!

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Sharad
devdas of dilip kumar anyday (or when there is a choice to watch)

it's all about dilip

Sharad
Nimii
lagta hai Sharad miya is a great fan of DK wink.gif

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Chitralekha
QUOTE (Sharad @ Nov 6 2003, 01:42 PM)
devdas of dilip kumar anyday (or when there is a choice to watch)

it's all about dilip

Sharad

I gotta second that. I would love to watch any Dilip Kumar movie. Kya andaaz hai dialog bolne ke.. waah!
ffew2002
i love to watch Dilip's Devdas just for his acting..........what an actor he is........!!! biggrin.gif
parekhashok
I haven't seen any version & do not even intend to see any. "Kahe Ko Khali Fokat Rona Dhona!"

I like music of 2 Devdas which are K. L. Saigal & Dilipkumar's.

So no voting rolleyes.gif


Ashok.
Akulsh
Please see my review of this movie: (in Hindi) at

http://www.kulsh.com/BaitheThale.htm

I agree with most of you. The story of Sharatchandra is neither idealistic nor realistic -- at least not in today's society.

The novel has a greast HISTORICAL importance, nothing more.

This story was most unfit to spend so much money on....

Vimal Roy's version was so much better.

Ajay
bawlachintu
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No fan of 1935 Devdas. Koi baat nahin main to
ek gaane ke liye hi ise dekh sakta hoon:

Balam aaye baso mere man mein.

"The film was a complete departure from the then prevalent theatricality in acting, treatment and dialogue. Barua initiated a style of acting that was natural and unaffected. His method was to underplay, to convey emotion through the slightest tremor of the voice and use significant pauses in between the dialogue to maximum effect. This naturalness of tone spilled over to the dialogue as well. Rather than dialogue in a florid style as was prevalent then, Barua who had been exposed to European naturalistic trends ensured the dialogue in the film was the way in which one spoke in real life. "

quoted by a gentleman on net. smile1.gif

A trend setter fillam at that time.

And Balam ..........song is one of the earliest romantic
songs of HF Industry. It is representative song of that
decade. Above all, KL Sehgal's voice adds always
special. Song is based on a rare raga of classical music
'sindura'., a raga popular among singers of Agra Gharana.
The Raga is however easily available in Instrumental form
by the Great maestro Pt. Ravishankar and Buddhadeb Dasgupta.

Interesting note is this is one of anytime ragas. smile1.gif

worth a see atleast(for cine lovers).

chintu









SAJJAD
NONE - don't like sad stories! I prefer DK's 60's movies compared to older movies!
IMO, DK is the greatest actor!
YaarMere
QUOTE(SAJJAD @ Sep 10 2004, 02:15 AM)
!IMO, DK is the greatest actor!
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Damn right he is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Devdas is a classic.

"Log raja bante hein, rani bante hein... Chandramukhi bhi natak karti hai".

Lol, lol, Lol


JW, is cool too, he gets told to leave... he goes:

"bahi, puch sackta hoon ke mujhe kis baat par nikala ja raha hai... nahi nahi, poochne wali baat hai".

Lol, lol, lol
hamarapolice
Are u people talkin n referring to Indian cinema?.
Marlon Brando and Robert de Nero are better than
Dileep.
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YaarMere
QUOTE(hamarapolice @ Sep 10 2004, 01:29 PM)
Are u people talkin n referring to Indian cinema?.
Marlon Brando and Robert de Nero are better than
Dileep.
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Different ball game mate!!

Dilip was offered roles 4 'Lawrence of Arabia' & 1 more that I cant remember
liquid
Devdas from '56 is a fantastic movie..DK is just great. And Devdas from 2k2 is not bad, but the one with DK is just great...Very nice acting by DK (very natural)

The other 2 versions I haven't seen it...so can't say anything about them..... rolleyes.gif
masoomkamal
I am very sorry that Dilip Kumar is being compared with Hollywood Actors. It is just like that you compare Biryani with Hot Dog !
Hollywood's actors are very different, their mannerism, their atitude, their style as well as their culture are very different with ours. What Dilip kumar has done in Devdas, no any actor of Hollywood can do. I bet.
Dont see Devdas as a Rona Dhona film. See it to see the best direction, best acting, best storyline, best beauty, best music. Dilip Kumar is just great in this film. If you want to laugh to see Devdas, please see Sahgal's Devdas. LOL.
catch22
I have seen most of Dilip Kumar's movies, most of Amitabh's movies & quite a few of SRK's movies. I have not seen any of the versions of Devdas, as I could'nt make myself watch a drunken tragedy. But given a choice, I would watch a Dilip movie any day, any time. He is a class by himself, acting personified.
Nimii
You must see KLS one too! Now that would be something with 3 versions to judge!

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bchatterjee
QUOTE(extenok @ Nov 5 2003, 06:28 PM)
I have only watched the 2002 version.
But from what I've heard my father and other seniors who had watched Dilip Kumar's version say about Dilip's acting makes me think seriously about watching it.
They all speak highly of Dilip's softness, both in the eyes and the facial expressions. And how Shah Rukh face doesn't possess that softness.
I guess what others might hold against Devdas(2002) is the whole financial sway that it holds over the previous movies made and also over its contemporaries.
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OK in bengal during that time there were no mansions of the sorts shown in this DEVDAS (2002). Moreover, Parvati and the dancer never meet!!!!

It is the simplicity of rural Bengal that gives it the appeal, which no amount of extravaganza can even start a comparison!!!!!

Even the Bengali version by Uttam, Soumitra Chatterjee was not good.

Bappa
unni
A classic scene in the Bimal Roy version shows Chandramukhi (Vyjayantimala) going in search of Devdas (Dilip Kumar) and the palki carrying Paro (Suchitra Sen) going past her in the opposite direction. That the closest they came to meeting!

But that would not leave scope for "Dola Re Dola". sad1.gif
Priya
Never seen the Dilip Kumar one so would want to see that. cry.gif
masoomkamal
QUOTE(priya @ Jun 23 2005, 07:24 PM)
Never seen the Dilip Kumar one so would want to see that. cry.gif
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Priya ji, agar in filmon ko dekhne ke liye aap ko saat samandar paar bhi jaana pade, Everest ki choti par bhi pohonchna pade...... to der na karen...... kyunki ye saari filmen Indian Film Industry ke anmol heere hain.... aur in ke baghair Indian Film Industry ka iteehaas adhura hai.

Classic films like Mother India, Do Bigha Zameen, Shree 420, Guide, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna and Devdas (Dilip Kumar).
bchatterjee
QUOTE(unni @ Jun 23 2005, 07:41 PM)
A classic scene in the Bimal Roy version shows Chandramukhi (Vyjayantimala) going in search of Devdas (Dilip Kumar) and the palki carrying Paro (Suchitra Sen) going past her in the opposite direction. That the closest they came to meeting!

But that would not leave scope for "Dola Re Dola". sad1.gif
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Unniji it is better I don't speak any more on this as my heart will start ruling over my brain and I might hurt feelings of people who liked it !! tongue.gif tongue.gif

Just this much sarat Chandra is closing his eyes and shedding tears at what people have made of his DEVDAS in heaven!!!


Bappa
unni
QUOTE(bchatterjee @ Jun 23 2005, 11:38 PM)
Unniji it is better I don't speak any more on this as my heart will start ruling over my brain and I might hurt feelings of people who liked it !! tongue.gif  tongue.gif

Just this much sarat Chandra is closing his eyes and shedding tears at what people have made of his DEVDAS in heaven!!!


Bappa
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Well, guess we know that Bimal-da's version was faithful to the original Saratchandra story -- virtually an 'art film'. Whereas we recognize that the recent Bollywood version was a "glossy entertainer".

I've heard good things about the old Hindi version starring K. L. Saigal, but haven't watched it.
Priya
QUOTE(masoomkamal @ Jun 24 2005, 04:13 AM)
Priya ji,  agar  in filmon ko dekhne ke liye aap ko saat samandar paar bhi jaana pade, Everest ki choti par bhi pohonchna pade...... to der na karen...... kyunki ye saari filmen Indian Film Industry ke anmol heere hain.... aur in ke baghair Indian Film Industry ka iteehaas adhura hai.


Ayyo saat samundar par screening chal rahi hai filmon ki? blab.gif
Do not mind me Masoomji--I have an odd sense of humour. smile1.gif

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Classic films like Mother India, Do Bigha Zameen, Shree 420, Guide, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna and Devdas (Dilip Kumar).


Have seen all these except Ganga Jamuna and Devdas. Two films I wan to see are Sujata and Bandini. Cannot seem to get my hands on them. sad1.gif
Nimii
SLB's Devdas was absolutely off the mark from the novel. You cant call it as a making of the novel on the celluloid.. it could be only termed as an adaptation. The story has been changed a lot. Due to the photography and ostentatious sets.. the movie attracted the eye!

The earlier one with Dilip Kumar and others, well cant comment as I havent seen it! The same goes for the earlier version !!

I guess one should not compare the book to the movie at any time!

The same is true for Parineeta - 3 to 4 versions of the movie have been made!

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Nimii
QUOTE(priya @ Jun 24 2005, 09:22 AM)
QUOTE(masoomkamal @ Jun 24 2005, 04:13 AM)
Priya ji,  agar  in filmon ko dekhne ke liye aap ko saat samandar paar bhi jaana pade, Everest ki choti par bhi pohonchna pade...... to der na karen...... kyunki ye saari filmen Indian Film Industry ke anmol heere hain.... aur in ke baghair Indian Film Industry ka iteehaas adhura hai.


Ayyo saat samundar par screening chal rahi hai filmon ki? blab.gif
Do not mind me Masoomji--I have an odd sense of humour. smile1.gif

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Classic films like Mother India, Do Bigha Zameen, Shree 420, Guide, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna and Devdas (Dilip Kumar).


Have seen all these except Ganga Jamuna and Devdas. Two films I wan to see are Sujata and Bandini. Cannot seem to get my hands on them. sad1.gif
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Priya Sujata ka vcd hai re mere paas! Bandini nope I dont have.. Nutan at her best! smile1.gif

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masoomkamal
QUOTE(Nimii @ Jun 24 2005, 09:32 AM)
QUOTE(priya @ Jun 24 2005, 09:22 AM)
QUOTE(masoomkamal @ Jun 24 2005, 04:13 AM)
Priya ji,  agar  in filmon ko dekhne ke liye aap ko saat samandar paar bhi jaana pade, Everest ki choti par bhi pohonchna pade...... to der na karen...... kyunki ye saari filmen Indian Film Industry ke anmol heere hain.... aur in ke baghair Indian Film Industry ka iteehaas adhura hai.


Ayyo saat samundar par screening chal rahi hai filmon ki? blab.gif
Do not mind me Masoomji--I have an odd sense of humour. smile1.gif

QUOTE
Classic films like Mother India, Do Bigha Zameen, Shree 420, Guide, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna and Devdas (Dilip Kumar).


Have seen all these except Ganga Jamuna and Devdas. Two films I wan to see are Sujata and Bandini. Cannot seem to get my hands on them. sad1.gif
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Priya Sujata ka vcd hai re mere paas! Bandini nope I dont have.. Nutan at her best! smile1.gif

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kam se kam Bandini ka gaana hi sun aur dekh lo...... ye main ne indianfm site se liya tha...... Not too good quality.
masoomkamal
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NATURE
Ok forget the Question " Which version would you rather see again? " ... just in acting who do u
Think could express the "Devdas" Character in a realistic way ? U may not like the Story , Songs ..
But think "Devdas" is a "hypothetical Character" then when it comes to acting who do u think could
Ever did a brilliant performance ? From 1928 to 2002 ? ... don't look at any other shining thing
IDOL
i luved King Khan's acting............but dying to see delip kumar's.........caoz my classamte who's from pakistan told me that the old one is way better than this..............i do like this new one.........but haven't watched old one yet..........i wun go too far with 20s.........but i heard delip's is awesome
SAJJAD
IMHO, Big B( in his younger years:-) was suited for Devdas role vs Shah Rukh Khan! I would have picked Rekha and Rakhee to be his "girl Friends":-) Wat a lucky guy.....I would love to have this problem laugh.gif wink2.gif I love Saigal Saab too....he was class by himself - even though he can't act blab.gif
SKG
QUOTE(p1j @ Nov 6 2003, 06:52 AM) *

10 Reasons to Watch Devdas (1956)

1. Its a Bimal Roy Film
2. Dilip Kumar's Acting
3. Camerawork
4. Suchitra Sen's beauty
5. Vaijayantimala's Dances
6. Motlilal's acting
7. For the song Mitwa.... and folk melodies of Bengal(baul?)..
8. Burman da's mix bag of average, good and classic songs and Salil da's BGM
9. Guest appearances of Johny Walker, Pran and Mehmood... (Trivial reasons)
10. After all its Devdaas.. a classic novel by Sharatchandra... why not...

Give it a try guys.. you wont be disappointed...

Pavan Jha


Hrishikesh Mukherjee's editing...
sandyk
I've seen both - The Dilip Kumar one and the new one. Although I like Dilip Kumar, I must say the old is sooo slow its such a drag that it becomes almost unwatchable. You'd better see paint dry. The new one atleast moves fast and there is something happening all the time

but then thats my opinion
ketadxb
I have seen Dilip sahab, devdas , but I do not want to see any

Keshav
shabbirkumar786
QUOTE(Pradeep @ Nov 3 2003, 10:34 AM) *

Which version of the movie, Devdas would you rather see again?


hey pradeep,

although both the k.l. saigal & dilip kumar versions are considered master pieces-

my vote would go to the the 1956 version of dilip kumar.

my main reasons are:



a) the movie has big exceptional star names & yet they are perfectly cast.

sunglasses2.gif bimal roys direction is next to perfection, infact his arguably the greatest director ever- his awards & a

claims would prove that.

c) both the music & lyrics were simply amazing.


p.s.

i think the shah rukh khan version is nothing more than a commercial stunt in every way possible.

very disappointing effort but the very very talented sanjay leela bhansali.
Agasti
Incidentally, the four versions of Devdas also represent the changing trends in the direction, music, and acting in Hindi film history. Sanjay Bhansali's Devdas is in keeping with the life in fast lanes of 21st century even for a Devdas. I did like K. L. Saigal and Jamuna's version with its cute innocence. The Bimal Roy version offered us the Devdas as he should have been offered. On every count, music, direction, and performances, it turned out to be perfect. Possibly, in the b/w set up it seems more appealing. Colour might have marred its pathos.

Agasti
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