Saratchandra’s Devdas: A Comparison Between the Original Bengali Text and its Two Hindi Film Adaptations

Al-Azami, Salman and Shakur, Tasleem (2018) Saratchandra’s Devdas: A Comparison Between the Original Bengali Text and its Two Hindi Film Adaptations. South Asian Cultural Studies. pp. 62-71. ISSN 1749-6764

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Abstract

Saratchandra Chatterjee’s Devdas is one of the most famous novels in Bangla literature, which has become the symbol of a tragic love story in the whole of South Asia. There have been many film versions of the story in various languages. Saratchandra’s storytelling, characterization, and dialogues in the original text made it a popular story for film adaptations. This paper uses theories of narratives in fictions and films in order to compare between the narrative styles of the original Bangla text and its two famous Hindi film adaptations by Bimol Roy (1955), and Sanjay Leela Bhansali (2002). It also analyses how Sarat’s characterization was influenced by Victorian novels, and compares the dialogues of the original text with those in its two Hindi film adaptations.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Salman Al-Azami
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 10:26
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 10:26
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2485

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