Paheli

Film

Time Out says

Palekar’s puzzling ‘re-telling’ of a classic Rajasthani folktale is a bit of a mystery. A ghost (Khan) assumes the form of Lachchi’s (Mukherjee) absent husband Kisna (Khan) and they fall in love. Naturally complications ensue when the real hubby returns and finds his virgin bride with child… The film has ‘women’s weepie’ aspirations but Palekar is no Sirk and he has little to say about the folk tradition and its preponderance over everyday Indian life. It is commendable to see A-list Bollywood stars supporting different commercial cinema but this touristy vision of Rajasthani life, filled with not-so-special effects and colourful songs, lacks the dramatic impact to transcend its preposterous plot. Only Bachchan’s customary cameo (temporarily) lifts the spirits.

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Details

Release details

Release date:
Friday June 24 2005
Duration:
140 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Amol Palekar
Screenwriter:
Sandhya Gokhale
Cast:
Amitabh Bachchan
Shah Rukh Khan
Rani Mukherjee
Juhi Chawla
Suniel Shetty
Anupam Kher
Dilip Prabhawalkar
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