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The Married Woman (2005)

Parineeta (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 10 June 2005 (India)
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The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

Director:

Pradeep Sarkar

Writers:

Saratchandra Chatterjee (novel) (as Saratchandra Chattopadhyay), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saif Ali Khan ... Shekhar Roy
Vidya Balan ... Lalita
Sanjay Dutt ... Girish Sharma
Dia Mirza ... Gayetri Tatya (as Diya Mirza)
Raima Sen ... Koel
Sabyasachi Chakrabarty ... Navinchandra Roy
Ninad Kamat ... Ajit
Achyut Potdar ... Gurcharan (as Achyut Poddar)
Rekha ... Moulin Rouge singer (singing voice)
Surinder Kaur Surinder Kaur ... Rajeshwari
Kumkum Bhattacharya Kumkum Bhattacharya ... Vasundhara
Supriya Shukla ... Sunita
Smita Malhotra Smita Malhotra ... Charu
Rajesh Sharma ... Ratan
Howard Rosemeyer ... Siddhart Tantiya
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Vidhu Vinod Chopra was impressed by Music videos of Pradep Sarakar and asked him to directed Music Videos for Mission Kashmir 2000.After 5 years Vidhu Vinod Chopra gave him a break to direct this film. See more »

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When Parineeta learns about Hotel Heritage, she is seen walking. Old cars are shown but there also Ambassador Mark 4. This model was launched in 1979. 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 whom?!
Shekhar Rai: ...
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Connections

Featured in Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hui Main Parineeta
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A must watch !
14 June 2005 | by animeshdarbariSee all my reviews

The FILM:I have recently watched the movie Parineeta. I was highly impressed by the way the movie was setup. The director has been very meticulous in creating the feel of the old era. There was not a single point in the film where one could say that the backdrop of the film was not contiguous. The film was a very great experience.

Characters: Vidya Balan was exceptionally good. In fact the ease with which she played the character, makes one wonder if she is a débutante. I must say that she has done justice to the character. Well done Vidhu Vinod Chopra, you have again found a VERY talented young lady. Saif showed that he has matured as an actor and is very versatile in the kind of roles that he has been offered. Saif's acting in this film was awesome. I think Saif can challenge any film critic who questions his abilities to act. He has emerged into a fabulous actor. And with this film he has put himself in line for an award. That goes for Vidya too.

RATING: I did not give a 10/10 just because of the climax of the film. It did not have to be so melodramatic.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Married Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,956, 12 June 2005

Gross USA:

$802,758

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,558,018
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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