Devdas (1936 film)

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For Bengali novel, see Devdas. For other uses, see Devdas (disambiguation).
Devdas
Kundan Lal Saigal and Jamuna in Devdas (1935).jpg
Kundan Lal Saigal and Jamuna Barua in Devdas
Directed by Pramathesh Barua
Screenplay by Pramathesh Barua
Kidar Nath Sharma (dialogue)
Based on Devdas 
by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Starring K. L. Saigal
Jamuna Barua
T. R. Rajakumari
Music by Rai Chand Boral
Pankaj Mullick
Timir Baran
Cinematography Bimal Roy
Release date(s)
  • 1936 (1936)
Running time 139 min.
Country British Raj
Language Hindi

Devdas is a 1935[1] Hindi film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas.[2] Directed by Pramathesh Barua, it stars K.L. Saigal as Devdas, Jamuna Barua as Parvati (Paro) and T. R. Rajakumari as Chandramukhi. This was Barua's second of three language versions, the first being in Bengali and the third in Assamese.

Plot[edit]

Devdas (K. L. Saigal) falls in love with Parvati (Jamuna) with whom he has played since childhood and who is the daughter of a poor neighboring family. Devdas goes away to Calcutta for University studies. Meanwhile, Parvati's father arranges her marriage to a much older man. Though she loves Devdas, she obeys her father to suffer in silence like a dutiful Hindi wife. Devdas as a result takes to drink. Chandramukhi (Rajkumari), a dancing girl or 'prostitute' he has befriended in Calcutta, falls for him and gives up her profession to try to save him. Parvati, hearing of his decline, comes to see him to steer him away from a life of drinking. Devdas sends her back saying in his hour of final need he will come to her. She returns to her life of duty. Realising his end is near, Devdas decides to keep his promise and meet Parvati. He journeys all night, reaches her house and is found dead outside the high walls of her house. Inside Parvati hears that Devdas is dead.

Main cast[edit]

  • Kundan Lal Saigal as Devdas
  • Jamuna Barua as Paro
  • Rajkumari as Chandramukhi
  • Biswanath Bhaduri
  • Krishna Chandra Dey
  • Vikram Kapoor
  • Kshetrabala
  • Leela
  • Nemo
  • Pahadi Sanyal
  • Kidar Nath Sharma
  • A. H. Shore
  • Sultana
  • Zubeida

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Category:Films directed by Pramathesh Barua