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The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

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Gayetri Tatya (as Diya Mirza)
Raima Sen ...
Koel
Sabyasachi Chakraborty ...
Ninad Kamat ...
Ajit
Achyut Potdar ...
Gurcharan (as Achyut Poddar)
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Moulin Rouge singer (singing voice)
Surinder Kaur ...
Rajeshwari
Kumkum Bhattacharya ...
Vasundhara
Supriya Shukla ...
Sunita
Smita Malhotra ...
Charu
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Ratan
Howard Rosemeyer ...
Siddhart Tantiya
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Circa 1962 in Calcutta, India, live three neighboring families in a upper middle-class area. Gurcharan lives in a palatial home (Haveli) with his wife, and two beautiful daughters, Lolita and Koyal. He is retired,unable to find suitable work and must live off of his savings, ends up mortgaging his house with his neighbor, Navinchandra Roy, and hopes to get his daughters married within his means; there is Charu Sharma, who lives with her brother and sister-in-law, who has a wealthy brother, Girish, who lives in Britain. And finally there are the Roys - Navinchandra, a hard-nosed businessman, who will never undertake anything unless there is a high level of profit for him, his son, Shekhar, who he hopes to groom after himself, and his quiet, devout wife. Navin realizes Gurcharan's plight and offers Lolita a job at his office in order to enable the family to survive. Shekhar and Lolita are attracted to each other, but Navin does not approve of this, as he wants Shekhar to get married to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Opening Weekend:

£115,286 (UK) (10 June 2005)

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$802,758 (USA) (22 July 2005)
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At a special preview of the film Amitabh Bachchan asked to provide narration for the film, saying it reminded him of his time as a struggling actor in Calcutta. See more »

Goofs

The guitar that Shekhar plays in this movie was not made in 1962 (when the movie is set). The first synthetic roundbacks, introduced by Ovation, weren't in production until 1966, and the particular model seen in the film was brought in much later than that. See more »

Quotes

Shekhar Rai: Quite a weak business man you are, Dad. Entered into such a loss inducing bargain.
Nabin Roy: [shocked] What?! How much did the bargain settle for?
Shekhar Rai: For free! And still you paid such a heavy price. Becasue you gained the land, yes. But you lost your son in the process.
Nabin Roy: Have you lost your mind! In a few minutes Mr. Lala will be here and-
Shekhar Rai: First will you aks Mr. Lala whether he is willing to give his daughter to a married man?!
Nabin Roy: [Mother and father are both shocked] What!
Shekhar Rai: That's right! I'm already married!
Nabin Roy: To ...
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Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by K.S. Chitra and Swanand Kirkire
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A surprising little gem from Bollywood
22 October 2005 | by (St. Louis, USA) – See all my reviews

While this film is far from perfect, it's still a great experience for those who hope for a revival in Indian cinema. The storyline is relatively simple - I haven't read the book it's based on, but can only assume that it was relatively dumbed down for the film. But what makes it special is the entire "package" - no over-the-top acting here, great period sets, smooth narration and actors who give a good dimension to the characters they portray.

I think Pradeep Sarkar and Vinod Chopra have to be given due credit for producing this little gem. It's nice to see that their artistic integrity has been (relatively) not compromised here. That's not to say that the film would not appeal to the masses, it has all the elements of a love story in the "Bollywood" genre - song, dance, family melodrama, happy ending etc. - but all these are delicately interwoven into the narrative without losing focus on the story or rather the strong characters. The only complain I had was from the "product placements" that seemed forced and totally out of place in the film :)

I am amazed that a film this good was overlooked, by the selection committee, for an entry to the Oscars this year. I am not saying this is a "Pather Panchali" but amongst what was available, it could be argued that this film stood a better chance to find appeal amongst an international audience.

My vote – 7 out of 10... definitely worth your time!

PS: Like another reviewer pointed out here, watch this film on the big screen or its original DVD release that does complete justice to the beautiful cinematography and art direction!


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