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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)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Schöne und der Geist  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£527,467 (UK) (15 July 2005)
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The film was shot in 47 days. 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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Referenced in Pyare Mohan (2006) See more »

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Phir Raat Kati
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by M.M. Keeravani
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Between the lines of the story...
29 June 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A man submits himself completely rules laid down by his forefathers. His accounts are important to him than looking at his beautiful bride. His father's suggestions and warnings are his foremost considerations; his wife's desires are secondary. His money-earning prospects are his main essentials compared to spend some time with his wife.

A woman has no choice other than that chosen by either her elders or her husband. She cannot stop herself from dreaming: dreams of colourful bangles, dreams of new dresses, dreams of her husband and dreams of a sweet love. That, dreams come true, is just a hope. And where dreams can come true is a fictitious tale.

The tale creates an invincible character, a ghost that fills the void in the woman's life: the void of love left by her man. This ghost is an epitome of all what a woman expects from a man.


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