Paheli

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By on July 27, 2009

Category: 21
All Genres: Fantasy
Release Year: 2005
Country: India
Runtime: 140
Rating: (0)
Languages: Hindi
Director: Amol Palekar
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

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

  • Writing by: Vijayadan Detha – novel
    Vijayadan Detha – story
    Sandhya Gokhale – dialogue
    Sandhya Gokhale – screenplay
    Amol Palekar – story

    Produced by: Sanjiv Chawla – executive producer
    Gauri Khan – producer
    Shahrukh Khan – producer

    Cast: Shahrukh Khan – Kishanlal / Ghost
    Anupam Kher – Bhanwarlal, kishan lal's father
    Rani Mukherjee – Lachchi (as Rani Mukerji)
    Amitabh Bachchan – The Shepherd
    Naseeruddin Shah – Male Puppet (voice)
    Sunil Shetty – Sunderlal
    Juhi Chawla – Gajrobai, Sunderlal's wife
    Dilip Prabhavalkar – Kanwarlal
    Nina Kulkarni – Mrs. Bhanwarlal
    Padma Rani – Bhanwarlal's Aunt
    Sharvari Jamenis

    Music: M.M. Kreem Adesh Shrivastava
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    Plot Outline: A folk tale – supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.
    Plot: 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 attend to business, and can only return after five years. A tearful Lachchi bids him goodbye, but to her pleasant surprise he returns within a few days, and informs his dad that he had 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 family finds out to their horror that there is an impostor who is claiming to be Kishanlal, and the husband of Lachchi. The family and the town are unable to decide who is real and who the impostor, as both look like twins, so they decide to approach the king and do his bidding. The question remains, who is the second Kishanlal and what possible motive could he have for coming to claim Lachchi as his wife?

    Movie 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…


    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    One of the names in the “Extras” section is “Gary Fugatafillouttadaforma” because he initially forgot to put his last name on the form.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where the police riot squad has overcome the barricade and is fighting with the girls, a cameraman can be seen on the right hand side during one shot.

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