By Aakash Barvalia(05 Apr 2008)
It is based in the city of Kolkata in 1962. The exotic backdrop serves as the perfect locale for the tender and immortal love story about to unfold. A young girl Lolita (Vidya Balan), orphaned at an early age, is sent to live with her uncle's family, where destiny introduces her to a young boy, Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) a budding musician, the son of an affluent businessman. Together, through childhood and adolescence, Shekhar and Lolita share their joys and sorrows, fond memories and bitter sweet experiences. Unknown to them, a relationship of deep friendship and trust develops. It takes the arrival of an outsider, Girish (Sanjay Dutt), for them to discover their feelings for each other. But fate has something else in store for them. Greed, deception and malicious intent are waiting to plague Lolita and Shekhar's innocent love. Can their love conquer these insurmountable obstacles, or will it succumb to them? Will Lolita and Shekhar be forever swept apart by these tumultuous events or can they fulfill their destiny and come back together? Watch the contemporary retelling of this engaging and timeless tale, rich with human emotion and universal drama, enhanced by a brilliant musical score, and accentuated by unforgettable performances by Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Raima Sen, Diya Mirza and the debutante Vidya Balan.