BOTY Score
76
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Total Votes: 28
Release Date 12 July, 2002
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Budget ₹44 crores
Box Office India ₹42 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹100 crores
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Synopsis

Devdas belongs to an extremely wealthy family. When he returns from London after completing his education, he meets Paro, his childhood sweetheart. He decides to marry her. Consequently, his father meets Paro’s mother with full on arrogance. This leads to rift between the 2 families where Dev’s father doesn’t relent. Paro then enters into a marriage with an old but wealthy man. As a result, Dev is shattered and walks to a life of anguish, pain and alcoholism. There he meets Chandramukhi who is passionately in love with him. Such is the fate of Devdas where he can never love one woman and can never stop loving other woman.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹2.09 crores
Saturday₹1.9 crores
Sunday₹2.16 crores
First Weekend₹6.15 crores
First Week₹11.78 crores
Second Week₹8.13 crores
Third Week₹6.52 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹42 crores
Worldwide Gross₹100 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹166.74 (
+124.74
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹397 (
+297
) crores

Movie Reception

Devdas took the highest opening of the year 2002 and started its journey at the box office on a solid note. The film held well on the weekdays and earned over Rs. 10 crores in its first week. Also, the drop on the second Friday was low and the film collected an excellent amount in the second week.

The drop in the second week was only 30% and it earned over Rs. 8 crores in the theatres. Devdas also remained strong in the third week and attracted a very good number of footfalls to its theatres. In its lifetime, it grossed over Rs. 40 crores in the domestic market and entered Rs. 100 crores club in the worldwide. Devdas was the highest grosser film at the domestic as well as the worldwide level.

Full Cast & Characters

ACTOR NAMECHARACTER NAME
Shahrukh KhanDevdas Mukherjee
Aishwarya raiParvati 'Paro' Chakraborty
Madhuri DixitChandramukhi
Kirron KherSumitra Chakraborty
Smita JaykarKaushalya Mukherjee
Ananya KhareKumud Mukherjee
Vijayendra GhatgeBhuvan Chaudhry
Tiku TalsaniaDharamdas
Milind GunajiKalibabu
Jackie ShroffChunnilal
Manoj JoshiDwijdas Mukherjee
Ava MukherjeeDevdas's Badi-ma

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Not SRK but Salman Khan was the first choice for the main lead.
  • Kareena Kapoor was also screen tested for the role of Paro.
  • The role played by Jackie Shroff was first offered to Saif Ali Khan, Govinda & Manoj Bajpayee.
  • Initially, it was titled as Aj Ka Devdas.
  • This was the second time, Madhuri & Aishwarya shared the screen. The first time they came together was in the same year release, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam in which Aishwarya played the role of a cameo.
  • The song, Dola Re Dola was written in 7 days. Bhansali made sure that the song is amazing as the two superstars were going to dance together on this.
  • The scene where Paro's mother was dancing & humiliated by the people around is inspired by the real-life incident of Bhansali's mother.
  • In a song, Madhuri wore an outfit of 30kgs.
  • This song, Kaahe Chedd Mohe was specially choreographed by Kathak master Birju Maharaj for Madhuri Dixit.