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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

Taglines:

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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Release Date:

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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Trivia

It is a remake of the 1973 Hindi film titled "Duvidha" directed by Mani Kaul. Both of these films are based on a story by Vijayadan Detha. 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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Version of Duvidha (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Phir Raat Kati - Remix
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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Fabulous!
29 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is absolutely excellent. The film was well-made. Great script and there was plenty of time to build relationships. Unlike the recent Indian movies that seem to be pointless and fast-paced and songs placed right-left and centre. This film is much better than Devdas. The colours, the songs, the acting, directing, producing and the cinematography are just brilliant. However you should not watch this film if you are a sceptic of folk tales and myths because this story is a Rajasthani folk tale so the people who will find this 'UTTERLY STUPID' are people who hate folktales or hate Bollywood films. This will go in the classics, I hope this gets the international recognition it deserves.


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