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Parineeta (2005)

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 talent, but he lacks the courage to go against the wishes of his father, who wants Shekhar to go into business. Lolita and Shekhar remain close friends and confidantes over the years, but it isn't until Girish (Sanjay Dutt), a wealthy and charismatic man, comes into Lolita's life that Shekhar comes to realize that he's deeply in love with his childhood pal, and wants to have her as his own. Parineeta is the first feature film from director Pradeep Sarkar, who previously earned his reputation directing commercials and music videos.
Art House & International , Drama
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Saif Ali Khan
as Shekhar Roy
Vidya Balan
as Lolita
Sanjay Dutt
as Girish Sharma
Sabyasachi Chakravarthy
as Navinchandra Roy
Diya Mirza
as Gayetri Tatya
Raima Sen
as Koel
Achyut Potdar
as Gurcharan
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Critic Reviews for Parineeta

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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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Audience Reviews for Parineeta

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
Somesh Karanjee

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
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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

Raniya Aniya
Raniya Aniya

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