Friday, 12 January 2007


I now have a nice collection of "Bollywood" films (although the Indians hate this word and would rather people referred to the "Hindi film industry"). Ok, I admit my interest is partly fuelled by king Shah Rukh Khan - isn't he gorgeous :o)

But it is also an established fact that I have been a musical comedy afficionado for yonks. And I love fairytales and nice clothes. anyways... Everybody knows about "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" (La Famille Indienne), "Devdas" or "Veer-Zaara" which are commercially distributed in Europe. However my personal favorite at the moment is "Paheli", which I had to import from the UK.

"Paheli" is the story of a ghost who falls in love with a young spouse en route to the home of her husband's family. The father-in-law has organized the husband to go away on business as soon as the wedding ceremony is over. When the ghost learns about this, he take the appearance of the husband and takes his place at home although the puppets from the Banian trees warn him not to... At the end of the film the ghost will reveal his true name : he is the spirit of Love. It's a really nice colourful film, which reminds me of Kusturica's "Arizona Dream".

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