is the story of a young girl called Lacchi (Rani Mukerji) who gets married to
its way home, the wedding party takes a much needed break under a banyan tree
little knowing that it is the habitat of a ghost.
Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji
the newly wedded Lacchi lifts her veil, the ghost falls in love with her innocence
on the wedding night itself, the groom leaves home for five long years on account
of his business.
the ghost gets to learn about this when the groom takes a break under the same
the ghost takes the guise of the husband and enters Lacchi's life. It is not long
before she is pregnant.
few years later when the husband returns home, the villagers and the relatives
are bewildered to see two of the same people.
this situation gets resolved forms the crux of Paheli.
is a film which shows the dilemma of a girl who had to choose between the ghost's
eternal love and her husband's insensitive feelings.
highlight of this film is a sequence involving a camel race which has been shot
in the scenic deserts of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
Rukh Khan was so impressed with the script that he not only decided to produce
the film but also managed to get Bollywood's best - Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherji
and Juhi Chawla- to work in the film.
it is the first time that director Amol Palekar used sync sound in this movie.
larger than life sets and special effects, this film is worth seeing when it releases
this June 2005 in cinemas across the UK.
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Shropshire Bollywood