Parineeta (1953 film)

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Directed byBimal Roy
Produced byAshok Kumar
Written byDialogue: Vrajendra Gaur, Nabendu Ghosh
Screenplay byBimal Roy, Asit Sen, Moni Bhattacharjee, Nabendu Ghosh
Based onParineeta
by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
StarringAshok Kumar,
Meena Kumari
Music byManna Dey
Arun Mukherjee
CinematographyKamal Bose
Edited byHrishikesh Mukherjee
Release date
  • 23 January 1953 (1953-01-23)
Running time
151 mins
Box office60 lakh (equivalent to 47 crore or US$6.9 million in 2018) [2]

Parineeta (Hindi pronunciation: [pəɾɪniːtaː]; transl. Married woman) is a 1953 Indian Hindi-language 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 the son of their rich landlord neighbor. Shekhar had a liking for Lalita. Gurucharan has to mortgage his 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 conclusion of this great story of perfect love. The beautiful part of this movie is dialogue and communication between Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar.



  1. "Gore Gore Haathon Mein Mehndi Racha Ke, Nainon Mein Kajra Daal Ke" - Asha Bhosle , Music: Arun Mukherjee
  2. "Chali Radhe Rani" - Manna Dey , Music: Manna Dey
  3. "Chand Hai Wohi, Udaas Mera Mann" - Geeta Dutt , Music: Manna Dey
  4. "Aye Baandi Tum Begum Bano Khwab Dekha Hai" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle , Music: Manna Dey
  5. "Toota Hai Naata Meet Ka Par Meet Mila Hamen Meet Ka" - Asit Baran Music: Arun Mukherjee
  6. "Tum Yaad Aa Rahe" - Asha Bhosle , Music: Arun Mukherjee



  1. ^ "Parineeta". bestoftheyear. Best of the Year. Retrieved 24 March 2018. Worldwide Gross: 80,00,000
  2. ^ Box office India. "Box Office 1953". box office india. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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