Fathom Events’ brand-new “Best of Bollywood Event Series” begins with a 15th anniversary showing of the critically-acclaimed romantic drama, “Devdas,” from one of the leading Indian film studios, Eros International, on big screens nationwide this summer. The epic love story directed by the much celebrated and multiple Indian National award-winning director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, stars Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It was also India's entry for an Academy Award® for best foreign film in 2002 and was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the top ten features of the millennium.
“Devdas 15th Anniversary” will be presented in U.S. movie theaters for two showings on Sunday, July 23 only, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “Devdas 15th Anniversary” are available now at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 200 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants subject to change).
Commenting on the occasion, Pranab Kapadia, President Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc, said, “With the celebration of ‘Devdas’ on its 15th anniversary, attendees will get to experience an Indian epic that wowed fans with a story of unrelenting love. The film's storied history from the Cannes Film Festival to its iconic duet dance numbers will be a delight for audiences young and old."
Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan) is a wealthy law school graduate who returns home from London to marry his childhood sweetheart Paro (Aishwaraya Rai Bachchan). Conflict arises when his family denounces the marriage, sending him into an emotional downward spiral fueled by alcohol. He meets Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit), a prostitute who helps him finds temporary solace as he tries to mend his broken heart after seeing Paro move on with her life.
“Fathom is delighted to partner with Eros International to bring one of Bollywood’s most iconic and influential films to U.S. movie theatres for this special milestone,” Fathom Events VP of Studio relations Tom Lucas said. “’Devdas’ is known by many film lovers for its choreography, acting and heart-wrenching love story. We expect its presentation on the big screen here in the U.S. to win over the hearts of a new audience and rekindle the passions of those familiar with the title.”
The “Best of Bollywood Event Series” will also include the legendary “Veer-Zaara,” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji, from leading Indian filmmaker Yash Raj Films. More details and additional titles will be announced soon.