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Paheli (2005)

 -  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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kishanlal / Ghost
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Bhanwarlal
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Lachchi
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The Shepherd
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Male Puppet (voice)
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Sunderlal
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Gajrobai
Dilip Prabhavalkar ...
Kanwarlal
Nina Kulkarni ...
Mrs. Bhanwarlal
Padma Rani ...
Bhanwarlal's aunt
Sharvari Jamenis
Aditi Govitrikar ...
Kamli
Advait Trivedi
Palak Jain
Ratna Pathak ...
Female Puppet (voice)
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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 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 ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Fantasy | Romance

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24 June 2005 (India)  »

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Paheli  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$117,160 (USA) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

£527,467 (UK) (15 July 2005)
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Trivia

Tanishq Jewellers designed the jewelry used in the film and later stated the fact in their advertisements. See more »

Quotes

Kishen: I'm a ghost after all.
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Connections

Referenced in Pyare Mohan (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Kangana Re
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by M.M. Keeravani
Performed by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Madhushree, Bela Shende and Kalapini Komakali
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Beautiful fairytale!
26 June 2005 | by (Bangalore, India) – See 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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