In Swiss cinemas from June 24th 2005



Cinedrome presents the most awaited Bollywood blockbuster of this year so far, featuring Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bachchan. Watch it on the big screen with perfect picture and sound quality in cinemas in Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Gallen, Luzern and Dietlikon.

Paheli is based on the legendary story "Duvidha" written by Vijaydan Detha, who retold a Rajasthani folk tale while adding contemporary dimensions to it. Directed by the highly acclaimed film maker Amol Palekar, it is characterized by beautiful historical sets, breathtaking landscapes of Rajasthan, and great songs with a fine blending of classical music and popular singers.

Paheli features no less than three Bollywood superstars, Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bachchan, supported by Juhi Chawla, Sunil Shetty and Anupam Kher (the father in Bend it like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice).

Above all, Paheli features an unusual, fairy-tale fantasy story: Once upon a time, there was a lovely girl Lachchi (Rani Mukherjee) who was married to a man who was only interested in making money. There was a ghost (Shahrukh Khan) 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 the relatives were bewildered... How this situation gets resolved is the Paheli (riddle).

Paheli is the dilemma of the girl who had to choose between the ghost's eternal love and her husband's insensitive monotone.

Paheli is the dilemma of the husband who had to face rejection from his own people.

Paheli is the dilemma of the ghost who wanted to be human and yet remain sincere and honest to his love.

Paheli is the dilemma of the parents who accepted an adorable son who was not their real son.

Paheli is the dilemma of the villagers who had to decide whether to live with ambiguity or to resolve the riddle.

Showtimes of Paheli in Switzerland

India 2005 (worldwide cinema release June 24th)
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Running Time: 148 min.

Directed and co-written by: Amol Palekar

Story: Vijaydan Detha
Cast: Shahrukh Khan (Main Hoon Na, Devdas, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)
Rani Mukherjee (Yuva, Saathiya)
Amitabh Bachchan (Khakee, Baghban, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)
Juhi Chawla, Sunil Shetty (Main Hoon Na) and Anupam Kher (Bend it like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice).
Music: M.M. Kreem
Choreography: Farah Khan (Main Hoon Na)
Producer: Gauri Khan, Shahrukh Khan

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