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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 expand business, and can return only after 5 years. A tearful Lachchi bids him goodbye, but to her pleasant surprise he returns within a few days, and informs his dad that he 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 birth the ...Written by
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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