() is a 1935 Bengali
film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
. It stars P.C. Barua
and Jamuna Barua
) and Chandrabati Devi
.Sharat Chandra Chatterjee's classic novel Devadas
is about two lovers - Debdas
- who can never unite as mortals because of the class system in the society. SaratChandra Chaterjee is believed to be in his teens when he wrote Devdas in 1901.But it was published in 1917. This classic masterpiece sensitively criticizes the fuedalistic society that prevailed. Devdas novel was made more than 7 times in different languages. Apparently Devdas was received with great enthusiasm in every generation and any changing trend.
There are around seven versions of Devdas
in different languages. First one that came out is a silent movie
in 1928 produced by Eastern Film Syndicate in the direction of Naresh Chandra Mitra
. Naresh Mitra
played the hero role himself.
The Indian prints of P.C. Barua
’s Bengali version of the film, with Barua playing Devdas
, were destroyed decades ago in a fire that ravaged New Theatre
’s studios. Currently, there is only one copy of the film which belongs to the Bangladesh Film Archives
. And that too is with almost 40 per cent of it destroyed.
The son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur, where he spent his childhood,... Read More