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Parineeta (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 10 June 2005 (India)
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

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 Chakraborty ... Navinchandra Roy
Ninad Kamat Ninad Kamat ... Ajit
Achyut Potdar Achyut Potdar ... Gurcharan (as Achyut Poddar)
Rekha ... Moulin Rouge singer (singing voice)
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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Married Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 74,232,000 (India), 17 June 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,956, 12 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$802,758, 24 July 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vinod Chopra Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debut movie of Vidya Balan. See more »

Goofs

The movie features ads for Saridon, an analgesic and a "headache specialist". (The company making Saridon, Boots Piramal Healtcare Pvt Ltd, was one of the sponsors of the movie.) Saridon was launched in India in 1969. The movie is set in 1962. 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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Connections

Version of Parineeta (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Piya Bole
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam and Saif Ali Khan
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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22 June 2005 | by sid_jo2000See all my reviews

I have always been a great fan of sharat chanda's literature and seeing it getting transformed to such magnificent movie like vinod chopra's "Parineeta" gives me a sense of pride for our writers and film makers.I saw the movie last evening with my friends and there was none who did not enjoy it. The cinematography is amazing.the sets look far more natural than they were in "Devdas" which was based on the book by the same author. The spirit of the story has been very wisely conserved and the movie displays the efficiency of the director in handling the topic in the very fashion the author would have liked it to be handled. Where "devdas" was a disappointment to me, "Parineeta" has proved the opposite. The movie is far away from the loudness that could have surrounded it. The lights in the sets are dim and add to the romantic mood. thump's up to the makers.


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