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Paheli (2005)

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Once upon a time, there was a lovely girl who was married to a man who was only interested in making money. There was a ghost who fell madly in love with her. On the wedding night itself, the husband left home for five long years on account of his business. The ghost took on the husband's appearance and entered her life. A few years later, when the husband returned home, the villagers and relatives were bewildered. How this situation gets resolved is the Paheli.

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Critic Reviews for Paheli

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

One of the freshest mainstream Hindi pics of the year.

May 22, 2008 | Full Review…
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Only Bachchan's customary cameo (temporarily) lifts the spirits.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

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

October 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The enthusiastic lack of persuasive realism and the strong emotional authenticity make for a most rewarding combination; the thing acts fizzy and shallow, and yet it ends up feeling like there's truth to it.

April 7, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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…

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

½

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 Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

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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
Leo L

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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 Albert
Dannielle Albert

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