Directed by debutant Pradeep Sarkar, the film was based upon a screenplay by the film's producer, Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The movie featured Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan in the lead roles. Sanjay Dutt as the supportive Girish and Raima Sen as Lolita's chirpy companion play supporting roles in the film. Sabyasachi Chakraborty playing the pivotal role of Shekhar's father, Diya Mirza with a cameo appearance as Shekhar's fiancé and Rekha, a yesteryear actress from Bollywood, with a cameo performance of a night club (Moulin Rouge) singer are other notable performances from the film. The film primarily revolves around the lead characters, Lolita and Shekhar.
Since childhood, Shekhar and Lolita have been friends and slowly this friendship blossoms into love. A series of misunderstandings surface and both of them are separated with the conniving schemes of Shekhar's father. The plot deepens with the arrival of Girish who supports Lolita's family. Eventually, Shekhar's love defies his father's greed and he seeks Lolita. The film, which had several notable allusions to the Indian literature and cinema, opened to the Indian audiences on June 10, 2005.
Despite the pre-release inhibitions, the film received critical acclaim and praise. It went on the win the Filmfare Awards apart from several prominent awards. The director went on to win the prestigious National Award for Best First Film. The film, which also released as a DVD, was showcased at prominent international film festivals. The soundtrack to Parineeta was released in April 2005 to positive reviews. * Piyu Bole (4:21) sung by Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal.
This song come when Shekhar asks Lolita to put some words in the tune he composed. * Kasto Mazza (4:43) sung by Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal. Shekhar sings while traveling by train when he misses his beloved Lolita. * Soona Man Ka Aangan (4:20) sung by Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal. A mellifluous and an emotional song sung by Shekhar, when he remembers his lifelong friendship with Lolita. * Kaisi Paheli Zindgani (4:03) sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. A vibrant and pacy song which is about riddle of love which is complicated and painful and sometime happy. * Raat Hamari Toh (5:19) sung by Chitra & Swanand Kirkire.
A soulful song sung by Lolita about her loneliness for a situation in the darkness of night. * Dhinak Dhinak Dha (3:53) sung by Rita Ganguly. A song sung during Shekhar and Gayatri's wedding, shown once at the beginning and again when the film completes a full circle. * Hui Main Parineeta (2:32) sung by Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal. Similar music to Piyu Bole, but a slow and a smooth version picturized on Shekhar and Lolita's secret marriage and eventual lovemaking. Read more on Last.fm.
User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
show me more