Parineeta (1953 film)

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Directed by Bimal Roy
Produced by Ashok Kumar
Written by Dialogue: Vrajendra Gaur, Nabendu Ghosh
Screenplay by Bimal Roy, Asit Sen, Moni Bhattacharjee, Nabendu Ghosh
Based on Parineeta
by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Starring Ashok Kumar,
Meena Kumari
Music by Arun Mukherjee
Cinematography Kamal Bose
Edited by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Release date
Language Hindi

Parineeta (Hindi: परिणीता, translation: Married Woman) is a 1953 Bollywood film starring Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari, based upon the 1914 Bengali novel of the same name by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, which was earlier filmed in Bengali. The film was directed by Bimal Roy. This version of the film is considered by many to be the most faithful adaptation of the novella, particularly due to Meena Kumari's interpretation of the role of Lalita.


Lalita Meena Kumari is an orphaned niece of an impoverished clerk named Gurucharan Nazir Hussain. Shekhar Ashok Kumar, is son of their rich landlord neighbor. Shekhar had liking for Lalita. Gurucharan has to mortgais house to Shekhar’s father in order to get one of his daughters married as he is heavily debt ridden. Shekhar’s father, often chides him about his overdue loan and a day comes when, completely pressed on all sides, Gurucharan is forced to take advantage of the altruistic offer of an interest free loan made by a wealthy young man named Girin. This gives rise to an ugly misunderstanding that Lalita has been "sold" to Girin. What happens thereafter forms the gripping rest of this great story of perfect love. Beautiful part of this movie is dialogue and communication between Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar.



  1. "Gore Gore Hatho Me Mehndi Racha Ke Naino Me Kajara Dhaal Ke" - Asha Bhosle
  2. "Chalee Raadhe Raane" - Manna Dey
  3. "Chaand Hai Wohi, Udaas Meraa Man" - Geeta Dutt
  4. "Aye Baandi Tum Begum Bano Khawab Dekha Hai" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
  5. "Toota Hai Naata Meet Ka Par Meet MilaHame Meet Ka" - Asit Baran
  6. "Tum Yaad Aa Rahe" - Asha Bhosle
  7. "Chali Radhe Rani Ankhiyo Me Paani" - Manna Dey


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