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  • NR
  • 2005
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 7.2  (9,409)

Parineeta is a romantic drama film released in 2005, directed by Pradeep Sarkar and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie is based on the 1914 Bengali novel "Parineeta" by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The setting is Kolkata in the 1960s where Lalita (Vidya Balan) resides with her uncle and aunt. She is deeply in love with her childhood friend Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan), who runs his father's business. Shekhar, on the other hand, is not fully aware of his feelings for Lalita and is more focussed on his work. The story revolves around their friendship, misunderstandings, and love.

Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Girish Sharma, a wealthy businessman who falls for Lalita during a party. He showers her with expensive gifts but Lalita does not reciprocate his feelings. He remains persistent in his pursuit of Lalita throughout the movie.

The film has a strong storyline and is characterized by powerful performances from the lead actors. Vidya Balan, in her debut film, delivers a remarkable performance as Lalita. Her acting is mature and nuanced, which is rare for an actor that is only starting their career. Saif Ali Khan's acting is flawless as Shekhar. His confusion about his feelings towards Lalita and his ultimate realization of love is portrayed sensitively. Sanjay Dutt plays a solid character as the wealthy businessman, who is determined to win Lalita's heart.

The movie's music and songs are also one of its highlights. The magical voice of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal add charm to the film's music. The songs 'Piyu Bole' and 'Kaisi Paheli Zindagani' still remain popular among Bollywood music lovers.

The cinematography is another strong point of the movie. The visuals of Kolkata, the old buildings, and narrow lanes are beautifully captured on the screen. The art direction team has done an excellent job in creating and recreating the setting of the story that is set in the 1960s.

In conclusion, Parineeta is a classic romantic drama that explores the complexities of friendship and love. The film has great performances, music, and lovely visuals. It tells a timeless love story that will remain relevant for generations. Overall, the movie is a perfect example of how storytelling can be elevated by high-quality filmmaking.

Parineeta is a 2005 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    2 hr 10 min
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    7.2  (9,409)