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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Amol Palekar narrated the script to Shahrukh Khan, the first question he was asked was if his company Red Chillies could produce the film. The second question was if Palekar could give him a part in the film, no matter how small it was. He got the dual role of Kishen and the Ghost. See more »

Quotes

The Shepherd: [narrating] A folktale... a love story about a woman named Lachchi. Like a rainbow, Lachchi's love was many-splendoured. But there was one obstacle in this love story - Lachchi's lover was a ghost...
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Connections

Referenced in Poi (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhire Jalna - Instrumental
Composed by M.M. Keeravani
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Beautiful fairytale!
26 June 2005 | by manjodudeSee all my reviews

The movie showcasing the mystic charm of Rajasthan's landscapes (fab cinematography), it's traditional people and splendid performance by the leading cast Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee is irresistible. Aditi Govitrikar, the pretty model who makes an initial appearance is gorgeous. Juhi Chawla has a tiny role too, anyway she looks beautiful and leaves many male hearts sighing! Suniel Shetty disappears before we can spell P-A-H-E-L-I! Anupam Kher and Rajpal Yadav's comedy adds to the beauty of the movie. Amitabh Bachchan, in a guest appearance as the maverick shepherd makes a cool impact as usual. However, I'm unable to understand the climax. I guess it's upon the viewers to interpret the end. Be entertained, the magic days are back in Bollywood!


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