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 threelanguage format: Hindi, Urdu, Romanised Hindi/Urdu and an English translation, the book also includes an introduction and comments by Bimal Roy�s family. The hugely popular 1917 Bengali novella �Devdas� by the celebrated author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay has, since the silent era, inspired numerous film versions made in various Indian languages. It is, however, Bimal Roy�s 1955 film with its excellent and subtle dialogue, fluid direction and sublime cast that is still widely considered the most important adaptation in Hindi/Urdu. Reading Rajinder Singh Bedi�s dialogue is a pleasure in itself, giving insight into the most melancholic character of Indian cinema. The subtle and wonderful text also provides a fresh understanding of a first-rate film by Bimal Roy, one of India�s foremost film directors.