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2nd(2006)
Parineeta
India | 2005 | 127min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama | Musical

PROGRAM NOTE

Calcutta - 1962 - is a city pulsing with life. And this exotic locale serves as the perfect back**drop** for the tender, ageless love story about to unfold. Lolita, a young girl orphaned at an early age, is sent to live with her uncle’s family, where destiny introduces her to a young boy: Shekhar, a budding musician and son of an affluent businessman. Through childhood and adolescence, Lolita and Shekhar develop a deep friendship that gradually turns into love. It takes the arrival of an outsider, Girish, for them to discover their true feelings for each other. But their innocent love is overshadowed by greed, deception and malicious intent. Events twist and turn beyond their control and spin around them in a maze of suspicion and misunderstandings...

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DIRECTOR

Pradeep Sarkar

was born and brought up in Calcutta. After graduating from the Delhi College of Arts, he started a career in advertising. After 17 years of mainstream advertising, he jumped into ad filmmaking. Soon he carved a niche in the highly competitive advertising film industry. His ad films are greatly appreciated and have bagged many prestigious advertising awards. After seven years and over 1000 television commercials, about 15 music videos and a few feature film songs, he is taking the big leap into feature films. < Parineeta >, his directorial debut is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya’s original classic. It promises to be an emotional, visual and musical extravaganza.
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