Paheli

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Kishanlal marries the beautiful Lachchi, but the day after the wedding, he leaves on business for five years. When Kishanlal reappears only a few days later, Lachchi is delighted, but this new Kishanlal is in fact a spirit who has taken the form of Lachchi's husband, after having seen her by chance and fallen in love with her. Four years later, the real Kishanlal returns and the townsfolk must determine who is who.

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Critic Reviews for Paheli

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3)

  • These dilemmas are underdone when they needed to be detailed. There could have been great moments...

    January 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Namrata Joshi

    Outlook
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  • Bollywood buffs and the Shah Rukh Khan fanbase should be well satisfied with this latest extravaganza.

    October 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • One of the freshest mainstream Hindi pics of the year.

    May 22, 2008 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • Despite a great cast and colourful backdrop, Paheli is far from the musical entertainer you'd expect from a big budget project headed and produced by King Khan himself.

    December 30, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Only Bachchan's customary cameo (temporarily) lifts the spirits.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Anil Sinanan

    Time Out
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  • There's more to recommend: M.M. Kreem's fine music (melding traditional Rajasthani instrumentation and a dancehall beat), a gone-cuckoo-for-the-color-wheel costume and set design, and a truly bang-up camel race. Now that's entertainment.

    July 12, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Paheli

  • Jan 11, 2009
    I didn't really get the ending, maybe something was lost in the translation. I thought it was interesting and cute. Songs weren't memorable.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2008
    Aesthetically pleasing and heavily influenced by eastern religion, this movie handles the sacredness of marriage sacrilegiously. While I enjoyed the spectacle and the movie was sprinkled with light humor, vibrant with bright colors, exciting music and dancing... I did not care for the message. One thing is for sure, it causes one to think deeply about who sinned in this movie. Should the husband have left his new bride? Should the wife have cheated on her husband, even though he was physically and emotionally detached for five years? The movie justifies this sin and the audience is supposed to cheer for the deceiver and adulterer, not the husband who is innocent.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2008
    An interesting movie! A story about love, magic, and family. Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, and Rani Mukherjee give phenomenal performances. Amitabh Bachchan gives a hilarious performance as well. Beautiful scenery.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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