Parineeta
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye's beloved novel is brought to the screen in this lavish adaptation, which moves the story to the heady days of 1962 in Calcutta. Lolita (Vidya Balan) is a beautiful young woman who is taken in by her uncle after the tragic death of her parents. She grows up in a household of love and support despite her unfortunate circumstances, and as a child she makes friends with Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan), a boy from the neighborhood. Shekhar wants to be a musician and has plenty of talent, but he lacks the courage to go against the wishes of his father, who wants Shekhar to go… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A character-driven mellermeller that's a treat for the eyes, with performances to match, Parineeta is high-end Bollywood near its best."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
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