About the Book
The Dialogue of Devdas. Bimal Roy's immortal Classic features the film's complete dialogue by Rajinder Singh Bedi, based on a screenplay by Nabendu Ghosh. and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. Presented in a three-language format: Hindi. Urdu. Romanised Hindi/Urdu and an English translation, the book also includes an introduction by Nasreen Munni Kabir and comments by Banal Roy's family.
The hugely popular 1917 Bengali novella "Devdas" by the celebrated author So-at Chandra Chattopadhyay has inspired numerous film versions made in various Indian languages. Iris, however, Bimal Roy's 1955 film with its excellent and subtle dialogue, fluid direction and sublime cast that instill widely considered the most important adaptation in Hindi/Urdu.
Notes on translator: London-based documentary filmmaker and author. Nasreen Munni Kabir was the first so present Indian film dialogue in a three-language format. starting with Mughal-e-Azorn. and followed by Awoaro, Mother Indio and Pyaoso. AR. Rahman: The Spirit of Music (Om Books International, 2011) was her most recent publication.