Parineeta (2005)






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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye's beloved novel is brought to the screen in this lavish adaptation, which moves the story to the heady days of 1962 in Calcutta. Lolita (Vidya Balan) is a beautiful young woman who is taken in by her uncle after the tragic death of her parents. She grows up in a household of love and support despite her unfortunate circumstances, and as a child she makes friends with Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan), a boy from the neighborhood. Shekhar wants to be a musician and has plenty of … More

Rating: G
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Pradeep Sarkar, Hemanti Sarkar, Rekha Nigam, Vibha Singh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 13, 2005
Box Office: $0.8M



as Shekhar Roy

as Lolita

as Girish Sharma

as Navinchandra Roy

as Gayetri Tatya

as Koel

as Gurcharan
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Critic Reviews for Parineeta

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

A character-driven mellermeller that's a treat for the eyes, with performances to match, Parineeta is high-end Bollywood near its best.

Full Review… | February 7, 2006
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Parineeta

I have to say this movie has such lovely music. A very interesting story line, a great depiction of love lost and found. I find that the best love stories are always found in plots such as "the friendship-turn-love".

Great!! Vidya Balan is phenomenal and so is Saif Ali Khan!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Remade 3 times before 2005, this movie goes on to prove once again the simplicity in Saratchandra's story that has appeal for all generations even after so many years. Vidhu Vinod Chopra has done a wonderful job in developing a memorable screen play. But more memorable are the songs and music in this movie! Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam all deserve a pat on the back for their performances.

Somesh Karanjee

My all time favorite movie. People don't see how life and relationship can change in just few seconds.

Raniya Aniya

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