Video of the Day: Vyjayanthimala in Devdas, 1955 vs. Madhuri Dixit in Devdas, 2002


Let’s look at the Chandramukhi character from Devdas, 1955, and Devdas , 2002.dvd_2791.jpg

The 1955 version stars:

  • Dilip Kumar as Devdas
  • Vyjayanthimala as Chandramukhi
  • Motilal as Chunni Babu
  • Suchitra Sen as Parvati (Paro)
  • The 2002 version stars:

  • Shahrukh Khan: Devdas Mukherjee
  • Aishwarya Rai: Parvati “Paro”
  • Madhuri Dixit: Chandramukhi
  • Jackie Shroff: Chunnilal (“Chunnibabu”)
  • 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 in not aware of Chandramukhi’s affection and love for him, as most of his time is spent in a alcoholic stupor, and lust for Paro. (IMDB)

    Watch Vyjayanthimala perform “Ab Aage Teri Marzi,” from Devdas (1955) written by S.D. Burman and sung by Lata Mangeshkar:

    Thanks to Ajit4555 for the video.

    Now watch Madhuri Dixit in the same scene from Devdas (2002). “Kahe Chade Mohe,” sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy. Wouldn’t you want to party with Jackie Shroff too?

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    2 thoughts on “Video of the Day: Vyjayanthimala in Devdas, 1955 vs. Madhuri Dixit in Devdas, 2002

    1. No Comparison here. Madhuri is nowhere compared to Vyjayanthimala.
      Madhuri is miles behind if not just not there!
      Some say Madhuri is the greatest film actress..
      Such a joke! She was one of the better actresses and a good dancer but that doesn’t make her the best out there.
      Where dancing is concerned, she was more of a record dancer with sexy moves. that is all she ever was and will be remembered for that only. Another thing is her smile. That was her plus points!

      • John-ji,
        Thanks so much for coming in to comment. Why so hard on Madhuri!? ;) I love them both, can’t you find the love in your heart to do the same? Vyjayanthimala is a legend indeed. I can see how you’d respect and appreciate yer body of work more. :)

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