In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.
Childhood sweethearts, Devdas (Dilip Kumar) and Parvati or Paro (Suchitra Sen) grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas comes from a very rich and wealthy family. His dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta. Disheartened Devdas gives up on his love, and Paro gets married to a much older man, who has a grown-up son and daughter. Devdas realises he is unable to give up his love for Paro and returns to the village, only to find that she is married. He returns to Calcutta and falls into bad company and alcohol. He is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi (Vyjayantimala), who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas is not aware of Chandramukhi's affection and love for him, as most of his time is spent in an alcoholic stupor and lust for Paro. As he returns to the village for the last time, after months of being a straggler on a train, he falls extremely ill. Paro, who was unaware of the identification of the ill traveler (Devdas) is told by her son that indeed Devdas returned to the village to meet her, however Devdas has already been pronounced dead, and his body is cremated... Read More