Born into wealth the son of Zamindar Narayan Mukherjee, Devdas, grew up in the lush village of Taj Sonapur. He grew up with a close friend Paro. They were close and their relationship only involved them being together. They loved being together and cherished every moment of it. Their relationship seemed to get stronger and stronger as they spent more time together.
When their relationship grew into something more than just a friendship they soon realized that their feelings were of love. They had fallen completely in love with each other.. Devdas family sent him to London to continue his education leaving Paro behind. Paro's world fell around her knowing that he would be gone for such a long time and so she lit a diya, which served as a beacon for Devdas to come back to. Years passed by and Devdas eventually did return and when he saw Paro again he was astonished by her beauty and longed to have her back in his arms. His father met Paro's mother Sumitra's marriage proposal with scorn. This caused a shift between the families and even though Devdas tried to convince his father to let them wed his father continued to antagonize him.
Devdas moved away from Paro in frustration that his father refused to let them get married. He wrote her a long letter expressing that he wanted to forget her and that she should forget him as well. And even though he had hoped to forget it her never could and continuously thought about her. When he realized how strong his feelings for Paro were he returned and tried to apologize and when her back. She was humiliated by him and felt betrayed that he did not stand by her side through the difficult times and refused to take him back and married an older wealthy man.
Devdas heart was now shatter and in a million pieces. His one true love had rejected him and in such he found another woman to marry. Their relationship was strong but not as strong as his and Paros. He confided to her his pain in losing his one true love and never being able to take back what he had done. Even though she performed her duties as a wife as loyal as she could, she could not stop thinking about her dear Devdas.
Devdas is a great love story which could come a close second to Romeo and Juliet. The story has many lessons to be learned and even some twists and drama that anyone would be sure to enjoy.
- Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Jacki Shroff
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali