Paheli - What gives ?
Finally saw Paheli recently.. Especially after all the comments on the blog circle on why in god's name, they would choose it as India's oscar entry !!
That piqued my interest and I was already watching it with a bias ! Expected it to be bad, what with "ghosts falling in love with people" being the main theme of the movie (this got the general public to bad mouth the movie a lot).
I was transfixed by the choreography, the theme, the acting and the weird story line. It was a very likeable love story. The most unique love story that I have come across in all my years of movie watching (okay, in Ghost, Demi gets in touch with her Ghost Husband through Whoopi, we know that).. but this was a fairy tale of sorts and I absolutely loved it. Asked my mother in law to get me the soundtrack from India and I must have listened to "dheere Jalna" at least 50 times in the last week..
If Harry Potter is believable (assuming you are open to Hogwarts) and if Ghost is believable (assuming you are open to Demi Moore doing pottery !! he he ), then Paheli is believable (you have to be open to Ghosts in human bodies).
The fact that I am a die hard Shah Rukh Khan fan helped me counter bias the negative comments I had read about Paheli !!
By the way, Have you guys seen "SRK's Inner / Outer World ?" .. I have..