Time ranks Devdas 8th among 10 best films of millenium

MUMBAI: Just as Sanjay Leela Bhansali is celebrating ten years of his 2002 film Devdas, the Time Magazine has ranked the film eighth among the ten greatest films of the millennium.

With this, the Shah Rukh Khan- Madhuri Dixit-Aishwarya Rai starrer finds place among Hollywood biggies like WALL.E (2008), The Lord of the Rings (2001-03), Avatar( 2009), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), The White Ribbon (2009), The Hurt Locker (2009), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Artist (2011).

The magazine has showered praises on Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit describing Khan as an "all-world charismatist" and Dixit, as "a hot number who had danced flamenco on men‘s libidos for a decade or so before appearing in this worldly-wise role" of a prostitute.
"The piece is played with such commitment that the tritest plot twists seem worth believing - and dancing to, in nine nifty production numbers. But the fervid emotion is what makes the thing sing," the magazine goes on to add.

"Beyond that, Devdas is a visual ravishment, with sumptuous sets, fabulous frocks and beautiful people to fill them; it has a grandeur the old Hollywood moguls would have loved," Time observes.

"The news couldn‘t have come at a better time as Devdas completes 10 momentous years. It is a very proud and happy moment for me," Bhansali says.

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