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* CouldHaveAvoidedThis: The whole mess could be avoided if Devdas' parents allowed him marry Paro. Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThis: CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The whole mess could be avoided if Devdas' parents allowed him marry Paro. Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.


* "CouldHaveAvoidedThis!": Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.

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* "CouldHaveAvoidedThis!": CouldHaveAvoidedThis: The whole mess could be avoided if Devdas' parents allowed him marry Paro. Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.


* CouldHaveAvoidedThis!Plot: Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThis!Plot: "CouldHaveAvoidedThis!": Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.


* "CouldHaveAvoidedThis!"Plot: Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.

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* "CouldHaveAvoidedThis!"Plot: CouldHaveAvoidedThis!Plot: Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.

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* "CouldHaveAvoidedThis!"Plot: Devdas' father seems to realizes this in his final moments, going so far as asking Paro's forgiveness when she visits him.

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* BeardOfSorrow: Devdas grows one and degenerates into a progressively disheveled appearance as he [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrow]]. In India, the term “Devdas” is used to describe any bearded alcoholic.

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* IncestantAdmirer: Kali-babu is Paro's son-in-law, so this trope kind of applies.


* AllLoveisUnRequited: Obviously.

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* AllLoveisUnRequited: AllLoveIsUnRequited: Obviously.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: Chandramukhi


The novella has been made into a film in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Assamese. The most notable adaptations include a 1955 film by Bimal Roy, a 2002 film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring ShahrukhKhan as Devdas, Creator/MadhuriDixit as Chandramukhi and Creator/AishwaryaRai as Paro (all three pictured above) and ''Dev.D'', a modern day and loosely-derived take of the novel set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".

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The novella has been made into a film in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Assamese. The most notable adaptations include a 1955 film by Bimal Roy, a 2002 film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring ShahrukhKhan Creator/ShahRukhKhan as Devdas, Creator/MadhuriDixit as Chandramukhi and Creator/AishwaryaRai as Paro (all three pictured above) and ''Dev.D'', a modern day and loosely-derived take of the novel set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".


The novella has been made into a film in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Assamese. The most notable adaptations include a 1955 film by Bimal Roy, a 2002 film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring ShahrukhKhan as Devdas, Creator/MadhuriDixit as Chandramukhi and AishwaryaRai as Paro (all three pictured above) and ''Dev.D'', a modern day and loosely-derived take of the novel set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".

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The novella has been made into a film in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Assamese. The most notable adaptations include a 1955 film by Bimal Roy, a 2002 film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring ShahrukhKhan as Devdas, Creator/MadhuriDixit as Chandramukhi and AishwaryaRai Creator/AishwaryaRai as Paro (all three pictured above) and ''Dev.D'', a modern day and loosely-derived take of the novel set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour"."honour".



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* TheItemNumber: In the version with AishwaryaRai (Paro) and Creator/MadhuriDixit (Chandramukhi), the "Dola Re Dola" number.

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* TheItemNumber: In the version with AishwaryaRai Creator/AishwaryaRai (Paro) and Creator/MadhuriDixit (Chandramukhi), the "Dola Re Dola" number.


* AllLoveisUnRequited - Obviously.
* ArrangedMarriage - The cause of all of Devdas's problems.
* {{Betty and Veronica}} - Chandramukhi is Veronica, Paro is Betty.

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* AllLoveisUnRequited - AllLoveisUnRequited: Obviously.
* ArrangedMarriage - ArrangedMarriage: The cause of all of Devdas's problems.
* {{Betty and Veronica}} - Veronica}}: Chandramukhi is Veronica, Paro is Betty.



* ByronicHero - Devdas
* DespairEventHorizon - Devdas crosses this after Paro's marriage.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff - Devdas's dad.
* DownerEnding - Boy, is it a downer ending! [[spoiler: Devdas dies and Paro is not even able to see his face because of the rules of Purdah.]]

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* ByronicHero - ByronicHero: Devdas
* DespairEventHorizon - DespairEventHorizon: Devdas crosses this after Paro's marriage.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff - DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Devdas's dad.
* DownerEnding - DownerEnding: Boy, is it a downer ending! [[spoiler: Devdas dies and Paro is not even able to see his face because of the rules of Purdah.]]



* DrowningMySorrows - Why Devdas does not appear sober after Paro's marriage
* DrinkingGame - In-universe, A reason for [[spoiler: Devdas's death]]
* TheFilmOfTheBook - Several times.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - Chandramukhi.

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* DrowningMySorrows - DrowningMySorrows: Why Devdas does not appear sober after Paro's marriage
* DrinkingGame - DrinkingGame: In-universe, A reason for [[spoiler: Devdas's death]]
* TheFilmOfTheBook - TheFilmOfTheBook: Several times.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Chandramukhi.



* KarmaHoudini - In the 2002 version, Devdas' sister-in-law Kumud. She's the one who reminds Devdas' mother (who was previously all right with the marriage proposal) of Paro's lower-class status, thereby ensuring ParentalMarriageVeto. Later, she's shown plotting with her husband to steal the key to the family vault and run away with it all. Devdas catches them and decides that [[WhatAnIdiot trying to set Kumud on fire would work better than, say, telling his mother about their plan]] (although to be fair, this is right after [[spoiler:his father's death]] so he's even more unhinged). Of course, Kumud successfully convinces everyone that Devdas has gone insane, and as a result he's thrown out of the house. Later in the film, comments are made about the family's financial and social ruin, so it looks like they got away.

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* KarmaHoudini - KarmaHoudini: In the 2002 version, Devdas' sister-in-law Kumud. She's the one who reminds Devdas' mother (who was previously all right with the marriage proposal) of Paro's lower-class status, thereby ensuring ParentalMarriageVeto. Later, she's shown plotting with her husband to steal the key to the family vault and run away with it all. Devdas catches them and decides that [[WhatAnIdiot trying to set Kumud on fire would work better than, say, telling his mother about their plan]] (although to be fair, this is right after [[spoiler:his father's death]] so he's even more unhinged). Of course, Kumud successfully convinces everyone that Devdas has gone insane, and as a result he's thrown out of the house. Later in the film, comments are made about the family's financial and social ruin, so it looks like they got away.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy - Or in the case of Devdas, [[spoiler: dead]]
* LoveTriangle - Paro, Chandramukhi and Devdas.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut - In the original novel, Devdas is initially disgusted with Chandramukhi for her profession, yet fascinated (and comforted) by her. He even marries her, but only ''after'' she gives up her profession to be with him, and he is always dogged by his feelings for [[ProperLady Paro]]. It's very much a case of the MadonnaWhoreComplex.

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy - LoveMakesYouCrazy: Or in the case of Devdas, [[spoiler: dead]]
* LoveTriangle - LoveTriangle: Paro, Chandramukhi and Devdas.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut - MyGirlIsNotASlut: In the original novel, Devdas is initially disgusted with Chandramukhi for her profession, yet fascinated (and comforted) by her. He even marries her, but only ''after'' she gives up her profession to be with him, and he is always dogged by his feelings for [[ProperLady Paro]]. It's very much a case of the MadonnaWhoreComplex.



* SlapSlapKiss - Paro and Devdas as children. It blossoms into Love.
* StarCrossedLovers - Who do you think?
* ThePromise - [[spoiler: On her wedding day, Devdas promises Paro that he will come to her doorstep one more time before he dies. [[IronicEcho Guess what happens at the end?]]]]
* ThisBedOfRoses - Chandramukhi offers Devdas a place to stay at the brothel where she works.
* TypeCaste - A Reason Paro and Devdas are fated to be StarcrossedLovers.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend -Paro, who is his FirstLove.
* WellDoneSonGuy - Reason Devdas spends half his screentime drunk.
* YouCanBarelyStand - Devdas when he crawls drunk to Paro's residence near the end.

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* SlapSlapKiss - SlapSlapKiss: Paro and Devdas as children. It blossoms into Love.
* StarCrossedLovers - StarCrossedLovers: Who do you think?
* ThePromise - ThePromise: [[spoiler: On her wedding day, Devdas promises Paro that he will come to her doorstep one more time before he dies. [[IronicEcho Guess what happens at the end?]]]]
* ThisBedOfRoses - ThisBedOfRoses: Chandramukhi offers Devdas a place to stay at the brothel where she works.
* TypeCaste - A Reason TypeCaste: The reason Paro and Devdas are fated to be StarcrossedLovers.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend -Paro, UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Paro, who is his FirstLove.
* WellDoneSonGuy - WellDoneSonGuy: Reason Devdas spends half his screentime drunk.
* YouCanBarelyStand - YouCanBarelyStand: Devdas when he crawls drunk to Paro's residence near the end.


The novella has been made into a film in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Assamese. The most notable adaptations include a 1955 film by Bimal Roy, a 2002 film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring ShahrukhKhan as Devdas, MadhuriDixit as Chandramukhi and AishwaryaRai as Paro (all three pictured above) and ''Dev.D'', a modern day and loosely-derived take of the novel set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".


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The novella has been made into a film in many Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Assamese. The most notable adaptations include a 1955 film by Bimal Roy, a 2002 film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring ShahrukhKhan as Devdas, MadhuriDixit Creator/MadhuriDixit as Chandramukhi and AishwaryaRai as Paro (all three pictured above) and ''Dev.D'', a modern day and loosely-derived take of the novel set against contemporary Punjab and Delhi, where familial ties are negotiated by the traditions of patriarchy and marriages are reduced to a game of power and "honour".


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* TheItemNumber: In the version with AishwaryaRai (Paro) and MadhuriDixit (Chandramukhi), the "Dola Re Dola" number.

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* TheItemNumber: In the version with AishwaryaRai (Paro) and MadhuriDixit Creator/MadhuriDixit (Chandramukhi), the "Dola Re Dola" number.



* WhatAnIdiot - Devdas. If he just stood up to his father, then Paro would not have been married to another.




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''Devdas'' is a Bengali Romance novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Essentially, it is a retelling of the Krishna, Radha, and Meera myths, the relationships between its three protagonists - Devdas, Parvati, and Chandramukhi - paralleling the Hindu deities. The film is similar to the book ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Devdas is part of a rich Bengali family who used to play with ChildhoodSweetheart Paro. After Devdas comes back from England finishing his education, both Paro and he fall in love and Paro's mother deigns to inform Devdas's mother of arranging a marriage between them. [[ParentalMarriageVeto Devdas's father disapproves]] because Paro comes from a middle class trader family and Devdas is too weak willed to stand up to him. Paro gets married to a much older wealthy widower and Devdas spends his days drunk and in mourning. He is introduced to a Courtesan Chandramukhi in Calcutta who falls in love with him. And so, Paro keeps thinking of Devdas, Devdas keeps thinking of Paro and drinking himself to death and Chandramukhi falls in love with a drunk Devdas who never responds to her love. And ItGetsWorse.

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''Devdas'' is a Bengali Romance novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Essentially, it is a retelling of the Krishna, Radha, and Meera myths, the relationships between its three protagonists - Devdas, Parvati, and Chandramukhi - paralleling the Hindu deities. The film is similar to the book ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther''. Devdas is part of a rich Bengali family who used to play with ChildhoodSweetheart Paro. After Devdas comes back from England finishing his education, both Paro and he fall in love and Paro's mother deigns to inform Devdas's mother of arranging a marriage between them. [[ParentalMarriageVeto Devdas's father disapproves]] because Paro comes from a middle class trader family and Devdas is too weak willed to stand up to him. Paro gets married to a much older wealthy widower and Devdas spends his days drunk and in mourning. He is introduced to a Courtesan Chandramukhi in Calcutta who falls in love with him. And so, Paro keeps thinking of Devdas, Devdas keeps thinking of Paro and drinking himself to death and Chandramukhi falls in love with a drunk Devdas who never responds to her love. And ItGetsWorse.
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* MyGirlIsNotASlut - In the original novel, Devdas is initially disgusted with Chandramukhi for her profession, yet fascinated (and comforted) by her. He even marries her, but only ''after'' she gives up her profession to be with him, and he is always dogged by his feelings for [[ProperLady Paro]]. It's very much a case of the MadonnaWhoreComplex.

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