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Can you solve this Paheli?

June 22, 2005 18:05 IST
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Amol Palekar's upcoming Paheli is the most awaited film of the summer.

Everyone knows the film stars Shah Rukh Khan as a ghost, and Rani Mukerji as his all-too-alive lady love.

But obvious details aside, let's see if you know the intricacies about this colourful riddle of a film.

1. Who wrote the novel that Paheli is based on?
a. Vijaydan Detha
b. Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
c. Munshi Premchand

2. What was the film titled before the name Paheli was decided upon?
a. Bhoot Ki Baahon Mein
b. Ghost Ka Dost
c. Ek Gaon Ki Kahani

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Paheli features a climactic camel-race sequence, shot in picturesque Jaisalmer in early April.

Apparently, Palekar was suffering from varicose veins and could not bear the high heat in Rajasthan, because of which SRK took over the directorial role for the last four days of Paheli's shooting!

Correct!
Did you know? Paheli features a climactic camel-race sequence, shot in picturesque Jaisalmer in early April.

Apparently, Palekar was suffering from varicose veins and could not bear the high heat in Rajasthan, because of which SRK took over the directorial role for the last four days of Paheli's shooting!

3. What is Rani Mukerji's name in the film?
a. Gajrobai
b. Lachchi
c. Babli

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Juhi Chawla also stars in the film. Shah Rukh's partner in their production company Dreamz Unlimited, Juhi has been paired opposite King Khan often, with memorable collaborations like Darr and Yes Boss.

In Paheli she isn't SRK's love interest, but instead plays his sister-in-law.

Correct!
Did you know? Juhi Chawla also stars in the film. Shah Rukh's partner in their production company Dreamz Unlimited, Juhi has been paired opposite King Khan often, with memorable collaborations like Darr and Yes Boss.

In Paheli she isn't SRK's love interest, but instead plays his sister-in-law.

4. Who is the music director for this folksy film?
a. A R Rehman
b. Ismail Darbar
c. M M Kreem

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? People in Defence of Animals issued Shah Rukh Khan's production house, Red Chillies Entertainment, a notice for the ill-treatment of camels in the film.

PIDA claims observers in Rajhsthan informed that the camels, which were used in a race sequence, were severely whipped and badly treated.

This comes on the heels of accusations that tigers were ill-treated in Kaal, a Shah Rukh Khan co-production.

Correct!
Did you know? People in Defence of Animals issued Shah Rukh Khan's production house, Red Chillies Entertainment, a notice for the ill-treatment of camels in the film.

PIDA claims observers in Rajhsthan informed that the camels, which were used in a race sequence, were severely whipped and badly treated.

This comes on the heels of accusations that tigers were ill-treated in Kaal, a Shah Rukh Khan co-production.

5. This story was made into a film in 1973. Who directed this film?
a. Mani Ratnam
b. Mani Kaul
c. Guru Dutt

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? The great 1973 Mani Kaul film was called Duvidha. In a rediff.com interview, Palekar shrugs off questions of similiarities between the two films, saying while they might have adapted the same novel, but the films will be as different as Kaul and Palekar themselves are as filmmakers.
Correct!
Did you know? The great 1973 Mani Kaul film was called Duvidha. In a rediff.com interview, Palekar shrugs off questions of similiarities between the two films, saying while they might have adapted the same novel, but the films will be as different as Kaul and Palekar themselves are as filmmakers.

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Compiled by Patcy N
Image: Rahil Shaikh

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