#17YearsofDevdas: Twitterati get nostalgic about Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai & Madhuri Dixit's classic saga
One of the biggest films ever made in the history of Indian cinema, Devdas is a timeless rendition of love and fate. Starring superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, at the time of its release, was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced with a reported budget of Rs 50 crore. Other than being declared a commercial success, Devdas became the highest grossing Indian film of the year. Even today, it is a cult classic.
The beautiful story of the film follows the life of a wealthy law graduate Devdas, played by SRK, who returns from London to marry his childhood sweetheart and neighbour Paro, played by Aishwarya. However, his family is against the marriage and this sparks his descent into alcohol. Things get worse when Paro is married to someone else, leading Dev to his emotional deterioration. Ultimately, he leaves his parents' house and takes refuge at a brothel where he meets a good-hearted tawaif (courtesan) named Chandramukhi, played by Madhuri.
Today, the film which introduced us to the iconic love triangle between Devdas, Paro and Chandramukhi, completes 17 years. Celebrating the occasion, netizens have taken to their social media handles to share nostalgic posts about the film. Twitter handle of Bhansali Productions also shared a video with the caption: “A timeless rendition of love and fate. Celebrating #17YearsofDevdas.”
Check out some of the tweets by netizens here:
A story that has been told multiple times and while SLB’s Devdas has so many memorable dialogues, enchanting stills, music to die for, the scene where Dev bids adieu to Paro and picks up her palanquin hurts like a dagger in heart. No one cries like SRK. NOBODY. #17YearsOfDevdas pic.twitter.com/HRYubc44xe— Manvi () July 12, 2019
Celebrating#17YearsOfDevdas..— SRK ASSAM FAN CLUB () July 12, 2019
One of the best movie ever made in world cinema.#17YearsOfIconicDevdas
DEVDAS WON - 5 National Awards
16 IIFA Awards
10 Filmfare Awards
5 Star Screen Awards
6 Zee Cine Awards #AishwaryaRaiBachchan pic.twitter.com/KX3FiHTRCV
Chandramukhi is the only character in the film who is completely unselfish in her love. Her love is the purest with no expectation of being loved in return #17YearsOfIconicDevdas #17YearsOfDevdas #ShahRukhKhan #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #MadhuriDixit pic.twitter.com/ogeRSXN9P2— Luv_Madz () July 12, 2019
Babuji ne kaha gaon chhod do...— Arfat Ansari () July 12, 2019
Sab ne kaha paro ko chhod do...
Paro ne kaha sharab chhod do...
Aaj tumne keh diya haweli chhod do...
Ek din aayega jab woh kahenge duniya hi chhod dunga... #17YearsofDevdas pic.twitter.com/ZXzjeVYOPh