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Review of

Paheli  (2005 - Hindi)

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Paheli cumulative rating: 2.8 out of 52.8/5 (33 users)

My Rating

  • Colorful yet boring.

    Paheli rating: 5 out of 10(Darshit Joshi wrote on 05 Jan 2010)

    One should learn how to publicize a movie, which is not for mass, but they are going to see it. This is also an adaptation of a story from Rajasthan. A fairy tale romance, which u have heard when u were child. But can’t compare to Parineeta.

    I m not going to write about this any more like earlier movie, cause I have little time. But ya movie starts of very slowly, a really colorful song. Nice special effects sprinkled. Sands of rajasthan looks nice. Rani looks beauty. Anupam kher acts well as a marwadi father. SRK is doing smthg unusual but he is doing very nicely. But something lacks in the movie is GRIP. Amol palekar’s grip on screenplay is poor. Cinematography is rocking. Whole movie is so much colorful and live but as movie goes towards end, colors make me getting bored. Nasruddin & Ratna Pathak plays puppets as story teller. They are quite good.

    Songs are quite earthy. Folk and mix sounds are there. Dheere jalna and Khali hai, are cream of crop. Choreography in “Laaga re jal lagaa” is par excellence. Rajasthani dance is mind blowing. But at the same time it is the most “not required” song. “phir raat kati” is the worst. Amitabh is wasted in one ham scene. Aditi Gowitrikar is the same. Juhi and Sunil shetty are there just because of friendship with SRK. Theirs is quite “not required” kind of role. Movie is so much stretched after intermission. 2 songs let people roam out of hall.

    Plus point is , a really art film kind of subject is very well presented in commercial format. Three cheers for that. But advice to SRK is STICK TO BOLLYWOOD kind of movies. Stick to Karan johars and Chopras. That s your best place. See “swades”. SRK leave all that crap to others. Just do, wht u believe into. Rani is better as always. There is nothing like “paheli” in this movie, it is already solved in first two or three scenes.

    All in all, it’s a movie one MUST watch, but when u r out of hall, u will feel that “ya I have seen a movie”. Nothing else.

    ONE PHRASE for the movie: Colorful yet boring.

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