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Phillauri (2017)

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A man must marry a tree to ward off threats to his love-life, but the tree turns out to have more spirit than the man bargained for.


Anshai Lal


Anvita Dutt Guptan (as Anvita Dutt)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anushka Sharma ... Shashi
Diljit Dosanjh ... Roop Lal Phillauri
Suraj Sharma ... Kanan
Mehreen Pirzada ... Anu
Manav Vij Manav Vij ... Kishanchand
Salima Raza Salima Raza ... Biji
Raza Murad ... Gurubaksh Singh
Abhishek Banerjee Abhishek Banerjee ... Soma (as Abhishek Bannerjee)
Nidhi Bisht ... Amrit
Sunil Mehra Sunil Mehra ... Anu's father
Suparna Marwah Suparna Marwah ... Anu's mother
Hobby Dhaliwal Hobby Dhaliwal ... Kanan's father
Shabnam Vadhera ... Kanan's mother (as Shabnam Wadhera)
Hassan Saad Hassan Saad ... Nikhil
Shivam Pradhan Shivam Pradhan ... Piyush


A young Mangalik boy is supposed to marry a tree if he wants to marry a girl of his choice while the tree which he gets married has Shashi a ghost residing on it waiting for her lover.Shashi starts to follow him everywhere after he marries the tree. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Филлаури See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$260,982, 24 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$459,391, 7 April 2017
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One of the main roles, Kannan is played by Suraj Sharma, who gained popularity few years ago, playing the role of Piscine in the movie, "The Life Of Pi". See more »


Gurubaksh Singh (Raza Murad) wears a wristwatch in the year 1919. Although wristwatches were available at the time (having been issued to soldiers in WWI), pocket watches were still more common. See more »

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A story like never before!
24 March 2017 | by maulin5See all my reviews

#Phillauri : @AnushkaSharma proved with her last production venture that a girl can make a film. She can produce a full length feature film. NH10 received good applause from the critics as well as the audiences. Now, Anushka is producing her second film, Phillauri.

I was curious after seeing the trailer of this one. Diljit Dosanjh is my favorite after Udta Punjab. Sahiba song is also praiseworthy. And friendly-ghost story of Anvita Dutt made me to go to the theater on day one.

As I was curious to know which work was not completed of Shashi (the ghost), I enjoyed the film and the process to reach the final stage. Pre-interval portion is majorly in 2017, showing the wedding ceremony of the couple. There are some light moments. But, if you are not be able to listen and see whatever the film is giving to you, then it will be a problem for you to sit about an hour. Though the flashback story is also going parallel before 20 minutes of interval. No happening is there in the interval moment.

After the interval, first major twist takes place. It was like wow. Songs come in picture. I must tell you that the costumes and sets are very well designed. Each frame is so much colorful. Punjab of now and then, looks beautiful. As well as, Anushka looks so pretty in the flashback story. And the ghost image has been created really well. Yes, then the story has its flow. So much is happening in this portion. You will never think about anything else, just open your heart, see the screen and listen melodious tunes. This is the second half.

The climax is so pure, that I'm 100% that many will loose their command of their bodies towards the seat. I mean, many will not get what it is offering. Mostly the climax would be seen slow-paced and long. But, according me, I've never seen such kind of purity in any recent or last year movies. Kudos to the last twist! Anushka is superb. As usual. As a producer too. Diljit Dosanjh is superb, he is my idol. Suraj Sharma perfectly plays his role. He can make the people laugh whenever required. Anu is also fine. Supporting cast is also good. The actor who plays the role of Shashi's brother is very good. We have seen him in Udta. Here, I like his role very much, especially, in that scene when he reads the letter and starts crying.

Music is perfect for the film. Sahiba, Dumb Dumb kind of songs are test cricket songs, which will last long. Lyrics are also containing same purity which the film offers.

Director Anshai is very well. I think, this is the debut. And I would definitely love to watch more.

Somehow, this film will not run at B.O. But, who will go to the theater to watch this, will come out with a great satisfaction of viewing or witnessing a new concept or an unusual story. Anvita Dutt and Anushka Sharma deserve a good amount of appreciation. Kudos!

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