The story is based on Sharat Chandra's novel, which have been earlier made into a number of Hindi and Regional films. The film is about a tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. Devdas is the younger son of a Bhrahim zamindar. Parvati is also a daugher of a Brahmin family. The two families are neighbours. Parvati's family is not rich like the Devdas, and they are Brahmin's of a bit lower category. Devdas and Parvati are childhood friends and Parvati adores Devdas. Even Devdas has a liking for Parvati. Parvati's family proposes to Devdas' family for their marriage, but they are humiliated and their proposal is declined and Devdas is sent to Calcutta. Parvati gets married and Devdas is heartbroken. He meets Chunilal, who takes him to Chandramukhi. Chandramukhi starts loving Devdas, but Devdas realizes that Parvati was his true love. Devdas resorts to drinking. Eventually he dies due to over-drinking and manages to keep his promise of meeting Parvati before his death.