Time magazine honour for 'Devdas' timed well: Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2002 film "Devdas" is the only Indian film to feature in Time magazine's list of the millenium's 10 greatest movies, and the filmmaker says the honour couldn't have been better timed.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2002 film "Devdas" is the only Indian film to feature in Time magazine's list of the millenium's 10 greatest movies, and the filmmaker says the honour couldn't have been better timed.

"The news couldn't have come at a better time as 'Devdas' completes 10 momentous years. It is a very proud and happy moment for me," Bhansali told reporters here.

"Devdas", inspired by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1901 novel, featured Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, ishwarya Rai Bachchan as Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi in key roles.

The film took the eighth spot on Time magazine's list, topped by "WAll.E". The list includes films like "Avatar", "The Hurt locker" and "Moulin Rouge!", with "The Artist" taking the last spot.

Bhansali says it's an achievement for the Hindi film industry.

"For a mainstream Hindi film like 'Devdas', to gain such a cinematic recognition and be a part of such an illustrious list is an honour, not just for me but for Indian film industry at large," he added.

Time describes Shah Rukh as an "all-world charismatist" and Madhuri as "a hot number who had danced flamenco on men's libidos for a decade or so before appearing in this worldly-wise role" of a prostitute.


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  • Posted on: 26 May 2012 at 2:17pmMeera_Ka_Mohan

    SRK and Madhuri are the best...

  • Posted on: 22 May 2012 at 5:42amcrystalalena

    congrats to the whole team...
    SRK is the best...love him.

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    swashbuckling
  • Posted on: 22 May 2012 at 3:56amaftermath..

    Must be my fav SRK's movie!!
    And the whole casting were worth applaudable!!
    Congrats to the whole Team!

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    Rania_51, crystalalena, swashbuckling
  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 6:16pmzan101

    a great achievement .. Congratz to every one who was part of "Devdas"...

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    crystalalena
  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 4:02pm-DE-

    This movie is how a bollywood movie should be and not that rubbish today like houseful

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    Rania_51, coolmonda, BWSweetu, btkr, crystalalena
  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 3:25pmbarun_fan

    congrats to the all stars and makers

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  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 1:43pmTheCaptain

    BEST MOVIE EVER! i adore this movie so darn much!

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  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 1:26pmcherry_ik

    Looks to me that SLB forgot how to make good movies after this one..still can't believe that he made Saawariya, esp when it was debut for 2 future rockstars.

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  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 10:13ampallavi25

    I wonder what the other movies are in the list apart from the ones mentioned? Why Wall E? And why Moulin Rouge? Weird choices! Devdas was certainly a visual treat, such splendor and lavish production! Its funny how they described Madhuri, not very flattering!

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  • Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 10:04amMs.Cheeni

    Congratulations!!!A great achievement indeed!

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