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Samir Niyogi lives in India and is assigned by the Government to travel to Rajasthan, evaluate a princely castle that once belonged to Raja Param Singh, take stock of all items, the ... See full summary »

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Amjad Khan ...
Shafi Ahmed Sidiqqui
Alok Nath ...
Ustad Meraj Ali
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Tara (Guest Appearance)
Moon Moon Sen ...
Pammi
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Raja Param Singh
Beena Banerjee ...
Sharda Ahmed Siddiqui (as Beena)
Ajit Vachani
Manohar Singh
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Rewa - Tara's daughter
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Samir Niyogi lives in India and is assigned by the Government to travel to Rajasthan, evaluate a princely castle that once belonged to Raja Param Singh, take stock of all items, the condition of the building, and report back to the Government. Enroute to his destination by train, he permits a woman to enter his compartment, goes to sleep, and when he awakens finds her gone. A few days later, when he goes to the castle, he finds the very same woman cooking within the premises. When both enter the castle, he finds himself back in time and witnesses a scene that happened eons ago. When he recovers, he finds himself alone, and locked in. He breaks out and narrates this incident to his friend and local Collector, Shafi and his wife, Sharda. He does meet the woman again in the dead of night, and after showing him the way, she disappears. Then Sharda asks Samir to wear a amulet at all times as it will protect from evil spirits. He does meet the woman again, this time in the middle of the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
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Watch it for the timeless music!
11 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think what makes this film great is its timeless music.Hridaynath Mangeshkar came up with a masterpiece with Lekin. The story provided the backdrop for a classical Hindustani-based music score and the result is a combination of hummable folk songs and classical numbers which are pure magic. The songs definitely add on to the story, but have such strong character themselves that they have their own identity even outside the film.

Asha Bhonsle's 'Jhoothe Naina Bole' is my personal favorite.The sting she manages to put in the song is unparalleled.The beautiful rendition by Asha does justice to the music and to the words.

So even if you do or do not manage to see this movie,do NOT miss the music, since that is bound to stay with you longer.


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