Monday, June 13, 2005


Well, weekend was veryyyyyy hectic but fun! I watched Parineeta on sunday afternoon and liked it immensely.It is a must watch, a very well made adaptation of novel by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, each n every scene carries the story forward. I can't think of even one faltu ka scene.
Mr.Chatterjee I mean Mr.Sarat Chandra Chatterjee wrote this novel in 1914, good 13yrs after his first novel Devdas. There is striking similarity in the characters of the both novels, social-set up is also almost same, (well my views are based on the film-adaptations of both novels). Haveli culture, close-knit neighbours, grown-up adult good 'friends' who can visit each other's house at any hour, jealously etc.

The character of main protagonist 'Lolita' is so strong and gripping, and the way Vidya Balan portrayed it, makes it lot more charming. Though she is a brilliant actress who speaks with her eyes, at the same time I do not see her future in the mainstream cinema, simply I cannot imagine her doing routine masala cinema, running around the trees, doing item numbers etc. She can be clubbed with Konkena Sen type of actresses.

Only blemish was casting of Sanjay Dutt, he was a total misfit for the character he played and also Rekha in a dance number. Chhotey Nawab is improving definitely with leaps and bounds.

In short, pleasant music, a brilliant storyline, meticulously done by Pardeep Sarkar and Vinod Chopra.


Tipsy Topsy said...

I don't think the last scene was very good. "Tod Shekhar..Tod"

Also, sanju baba wasn't bad. why did u feel he was a misfit? :)

Parth said...

Saw Parineeta, loved it. I don't disagree with the casting of Sanju baba though. He was supposed to be back for his niece's wedding, so the age is justified. Tight script until the very end.

Stone said...

@TT:: Check out all VC films, he screws up the ending always :-)

@TT and Parth:: Sanju baba was a misfit ( infact screen par bhi pooora fit nahi ho raha tha :-) and Parth u said it he came to attend is niece's wedding, and he was looking like chacha of Raima and Vidya :-))

Akruti said...

Me gonna watch it tooo,but as for the music,wow,its amazing,very soothing:)

Arunima said...

planning to watch it the week after. Thanks for the review. I am trusting you :-)