Love doesn't know what unequal purchasing power is, but sure knows how to work itself into a destructive misunderstanding over it.
The Bimal Roy Centenary Committee, in collaboration with Moving Images and the Hyderabad Film Club, is organising a film festival
of the legendary director the late Bimal Roy, from 29th to 31st January, at Prasads IMAX and Cinemax.
A total of 9 films - Devdas, Do Bigha Zameen, Parakh, Yahudi, Madhumati, Bandini, Sujata, Udayer Pathey and Parineeta, and a documentary titled Remembering Bimal Roy, will be screened during the 3-day festival. Parineeta is the film that will be screened on the last day, at the Cinemax.
Parineeta is a 1953 film based upon the 1914 novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, and was directed by Bimal Roy. This version of the film is considered by some to be the most faithful adaptation of the Novella, particularly due to Meena Kumari's interpretation of the role of Lalita.
Lalita is an orphaned niece of an impoverished clerk named Gurucharan. She falls in love with Shekhar, the son of their rich landlord neighbor. 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 a misunderstanding that Lalita has been "sold" to Girin. What happens thereafter forms the gripping rest of this love story.
Bimal Roy (12 July 1909 - 7 January 1966) was one of the most acclaimed Hindi film directors of all time. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zameen, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini, making him a significant part of Hindi cinema.
Roy was born to a Bengali family in Dhaka, and after India's independence, moved to India. He entered cinema as a camera assistant with New Theatres Pvt. Ltd, during which time he assisted director P C Barua on the 1935 hit Devdas starring K.L. Saigal. He then went on to win a number of awards throughout his career - including 11 Filmfare Awards, a National Film Award, and the International Prize of the Cannes Film Festival.
Entry is free for everyone, and passes are available one hour before each screening. Please contact 98496-16063 / 93910-202 for further details.