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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.

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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 Manna Dey
Arun Mukherjee
Cinematography Kamal Bose
Edited by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Release date
23 January 1953[1]
Language Hindi
Box office 0.6 crore (equivalent to 45 crore or US$6.3 million in 2017)[2]



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



  1. ^ "Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam". bestoftheyear. Best of the Year. Retrieved 24 March 2018. Worldwide Gross: 80,00,000
  2. ^ "Parineeta". bestoftheyear. Best of the Year. Retrieved 24 March 2018. Worldwide Gross: 60,00,000

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