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Paheli (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 24 June 2005 (India)
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A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.

Director:

Amol Palekar

Writers:

Vijayadan Detha (novel), Vijayadan Detha (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Kishanlal / Ghost
Rani Mukerji ... Lachchi
Anupam Kher ... Bhanwarlal
Naseeruddin Shah ... Male Puppet (voice)
Ratna Pathak Shah ... Female Puppet (voice) (as Ratna Pathak)
Amitabh Bachchan ... The Shepherd (Special Appearance)
Sunil Shetty ... Sunderlal (Special Appearance)
Juhi Chawla ... Gajrobai
Dilip Prabhavalkar ... Kanwarlal
Nina Kulkarni ... Mrs. Bhanwarlal
Padma Rani Padma Rani ... Bhanwarlal's aunt
Sharvari Jamenis
Rajpal Yadav ... Bhoja
Aditi Govitrikar ... Kamli
Palak Jain Palak Jain
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Storyline

Parsimonious Bhanwarlal is a Bania (businessman) who lives in Navalgarh, Rajasthan, along with his wife; his sons Sunderlal and Kishanlal; Sunderlal is married to Gajrobai and has a son. During the annual camel race, Sunderlal loses the race to the Thakur and out of shame leaves home, never to return. Now Kishanlal has come of age and is married to Lachchi. But on the very next day of the marriage, he must leave for Jamnagar to expand business, and can return only after 5 years. A tearful Lachchi bids him goodbye, but to her pleasant surprise he returns within a few days, and informs his dad that he met a holy sage who had instructed him to return as he will find five gold coins every morning. Pleased with this, Bhanwarlal does not object to Kishanlal's return. After four years, it is now time for the camel race again, and this time Bhanwarlal's camel wins, much to the chagrin of the Thakur who suspects witchcraft. Then Lachchi gets pregnant and on the day of the child's birth the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A folktale... a story of eternal love... of precious moments... of a woman and her dreams...

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Riddle See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$632,000, 26 June 2005

Gross USA:

$1,409,499

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,415,975
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was declared an "average" in India but a "hit" abroad. See more »

Quotes

Kishen: I'm a ghost after all.
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Connections

Referenced in Poi (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Laaga Re Jal Laaga
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by M.M. Keeravani
Performed by M.M. Keeravani, Sonu Nigam and Shruti Sadolikar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Fabulous!
29 June 2005 | by catwoman_3786See all my reviews

This film is absolutely excellent. The film was well-made. Great script and there was plenty of time to build relationships. Unlike the recent Indian movies that seem to be pointless and fast-paced and songs placed right-left and centre. This film is much better than Devdas. The colours, the songs, the acting, directing, producing and the cinematography are just brilliant. However you should not watch this film if you are a sceptic of folk tales and myths because this story is a Rajasthani folk tale so the people who will find this 'UTTERLY STUPID' are people who hate folktales or hate Bollywood films. This will go in the classics, I hope this gets the international recognition it deserves.


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