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  • 2006
  • 2 hr 14 min
  • 5.5  (60)

Prateeksha is a 2006 Bollywood drama film starring Jimmy Shergill, Dia Mirza, and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. Directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by Sanjay Gupta, the movie explores the intricacies of human relationships, family values, and the importance of forgiveness. The films introduce us to the Choudhury family, who reside in a traditional joint family in Kolkata. The patriarch of the family, Ashok Choudhury (Anupam Kher), is a respected businessman, who wants his family to remain united at all times, and he takes it upon himself to hold them together.

His son, Madhur (Jimmy Shergill), is a successful entrepreneur, who is never satisfied and is always striving for more in life. His best friend Aditi (Dia Mirza) is secretly in love with him but never expresses her feelings. Madhur, on the other hand, has his eyes set on a wealthy and successful businesswoman, Kavita (Smita Jaykar), who he thinks can help him reach the pinnacle of success.

However, things take a dramatic turn when Madhur's grandfather passes away, leaving a will that distributes his wealth among all his family members. Madhur, who was hoping to inherit everything, is left disappointed, and this leads to a rift in the family, which threatens to tear them apart.

The film goes on to explore the reactions of each family member to this unexpected change of events, and how they deal with the situation. Ashok Choudhury, who is the glue that holds the family together, is heartbroken to see his family fighting amongst themselves, and he sets out to reconcile them.

Madhur, who is consumed by his desire for wealth and success, begins to neglect the people who matter to him the most. His relationship with Aditi deteriorates, and he starts to distance himself from his family. It is only when tragedy strikes that Madhur realizes the true value of his family and the people who love him.

Dia Mirza puts up an impressive performance as Aditi, who is in love with Madhur but never gets the chance to express her feelings. Her acting skills shine through as she portrays the pain and the hurt of unrequited love, making the audience sympathize with her character.

Jimmy Shergill, too, delivers a convincing performance as Madhur, a man who is consumed by his ambition but ultimately learns the importance of family and relationships. His portrayal of the character is nuanced, and he manages to capture Madhur's gradual transformation from a selfish, ambitious man to someone who loves and values his family.

Anupam Kher, as always, delivers a powerful performance as Ashok Choudhury, the head of the family, who is torn between his desire to keep his family together and his love for his son. His portrayal of the character is authentic and heartfelt, and he manages to convey Ashok's pain and anguish at seeing his family torn apart.

The film's soundtrack, composed by Vishal-Shekhar, is a highlight of the movie, with songs like "Mujhse Kaha Naa Gaya" and "Aisi Haseen Chandani" adding to the emotional depth of the movie.

Overall, Prateeksha is a heartwarming family drama that explores the complexities of human relationships and the importance of family values. The film's strong performances, coupled with its emotive soundtrack, make it a must-watch for fans of Bollywood cinema.

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    2 hr 14 min
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    5.5  (60)