During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.
A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise.
Mute Shankar slogs day and night to satisfy the lust of wealthy businessman Raja Saab who has underworld contact. Raja Saab would like to marry the young and street-wise, Gauri, however ... See full summary »
In order to settle personal scores with the Chief Minister Gayetri Bachchan; a wealthy business-man, Suraj Singh Thaper hires a contract killer to assassinate her; unfortunately before ... See full summary »
Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla,
Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Shah Rukh Khan,
Sunil and some of his friends manage their own orchestra by performing at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in love with Aana but Aana acknowledges the love of Chris; when Sunil find... See full summary »
Shah Rukh Khan,
Widower Hemant Rastogi lives in scenic Mahabaleshwar, seemingly alone. One night he has a heart attack and passes away. When the Police search his residence, they find a young man in the ... See full summary »
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
The Rajasthan desert in the film was originally to have been CGI, which would have made this the first Hindi film with a CGI background, but it was too expensive, so an artificial desert was created. See more »
I watched Palekar's "Paheli" today. I respect Palekar as a director - this happened right after I watched his "Thooda Sa Roomani Ho Jaaye" starring Nana Patekar. He has made few movies, but each one of them has been critically acclaimed.
I will add "Paheli" to that list. But the treatment here is slightly different and this is not a "typical" "art" film. This is largely due to the producer being Shahrukh and also most of the cast and crew being from mainstream Hindi cinema.
I felt "Paheli" was a perfect film. Take any aspect of it - direction, acting, dialogues and dialogue delivery (keeping in mind that it is set a long time back in the past and also the heavy regional accent), lyrics and music and to a large extent art direction and cinematography (this film is going to win a LOT of awards, believe me :) and deservedly so !). I couldn't find a flaw for the entire length of the movie. A special mention must be made of the high quality special effects, which are an integral part of the narrative.
Shahrukh has often been criticized of being a poor actor with a limited range. I think he has taken upon himself to prove his detractors wrong
"Swades" and now "Paheli" will convince any SRK-hater that the man
does have it in him to portray different kinds of people.
In conclusion, "Paheli" is a must watch. Its about the triumph of love against all odds. And it is probably the best filmed love story I've seen in a long time !
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