Devdas, a novella by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, is probably one of the most famous love sagas in Indian Literature.
It is the story of Devdas and Paro, childhood sweethearts who are torn apart, when Devdas is sent away to Bombay, by his father, the local zamindar (landlord) to study law. When Devdas returns to his home town, now a handsome lad, Paro asks him to marry her. But Devdas is unable to stand up to parental opposition and rejects the proposal. Stunned, Paro agrees to marry an elderly widower. Devdas returns to Calcutta, but every waking hour of his life is now filled with thoughts of Paro and his unfulfilled love for her.
Heartbroken, he seeks solace in the company of a glamorous courtesan, Chandramukhi. Chandramukhi falls in love with Devdas, even though he can only think of Paro and his love for her while drowning himself in his misery.
It is now his destiny to hurtle on relentlessly on the path to self-destruction. And now AGP World shares with you what happens to Paro and Chandramukhi and sheds light on this unrequited & eternal love!
Devdas has enthralled readers and film-going audiences alike for the last century. This new adaptation brings the classic tale, of star-crossed lovers, alive for a new generation of readers the stage version will have twelve songs, dance recitals, aerial choreography and grand sets that highlight the underlying passion of the original story.
This event is produced by AGP World and co-produced by Arte Compass and ZEE TV APAC. They together are bringing 4 shows this coming March 2020.
Fri 20th March & Sat 21st March (In Hindi) | Sun 22nd March (In English) at Esplanade Theatre, #Singapore.