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The Fiancee (1953)

Parineeta (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1953 (India)
Love blossoms between the son of wealthy man and his middle class neighbor. But their romance is put to the test both by a feud between the families and by the entrance of a rival for the girl's affection.

Director:

Bimal Roy

Writers:

Moni Bhattacharjee (scenario assistant) (as M. Bhattacharjee), Saratchandra Chatterjee (novel) (as Sarat Chandra Chatterji) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Shekhar Rai
Meena Kumari ... Lalita
Asitbaran Asitbaran ... Girin Babu (as Asit Baran)
Sheila Kashmiri Sheila Kashmiri ... Annu (as Baby Sheela)
Nasir Hussain ... Gurcharan Babu (as Nazir Husein)
Badri Prasad Badri Prasad ... Nabin Rai (as Badriprasad)
Pratima Devi Pratima Devi ... Shekhar's aunt
Rekha Mallick Rekha Mallick ... (as Rekha)
Manju Manju
Manorama
Shelley Bannerjee Shelley Bannerjee ... (as S. Bannerji)
Naina Naina ... (as Nayane)
Sarita Sarita
G. Vaid G. Vaid
Bhupendra Kapoor Bhupendra Kapoor ... (as Bhupen Kapoor)
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Storyline

In Calcutta at the turn of the century, two families (one wealthier than the other but both belonging to the same caste) live in adjoining properties. Their respective patriarchs fall out over the repayment of a loan and the intervention of a member of a lower caste in the families' financial arrangements. The rift causes much heartache to the younger members of the families, two of whom have secretly plighted their troth to each other. Written by van Goethem

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based on novel | love | lawyer | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1953 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fiancee See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Version of Parineeta (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Chali Raadhe Raniankhiyon Mein Paani
Lyrics by Bharat Vyas
Music by Arun Kumar Mukherjee
Sung by Manna Dey
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Parineeta
27 February 2006 | by hillramSee all my reviews

I personally feel about Parineeta which was originally made by Bimal Roy to be the true classic.Its rather ironical to see that modern India has woken up and applauded the 2005 version of Parineeta made by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.But the actual classic is much more realistic and brings the true romance of the "Fiance" and Bimal Da has brought the characters right out of the novel and closest to the human relations.

However if one compares the roles of Sekhar in both the films,i feel Ashok Kumar has portrayed this character with such a elan and a rebel at times,though Saif Ali Khan looked very kiddish and an amateur in this role.

As of Lolita,I cant think of anyone else but Meena Kumari justifying this role with compassion and ethos.

I would recommend to see Bimal Da's version first and then go for the 2005 version of the same film.


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