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Paheli - Work Life Balance

  1. 1. Paheli<br />Presented By<br />Kedar Sunil Supekar<br />
  2. 2. ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION...<br />Movie “Paheli” by Amol Palekar was flopped movie; but actually I found its story is very important & effective.<br />We are going to understand the exact meaning of the story & its interpretation.<br />Management issue: - WORKLIFE BALANCE<br />This movie is based on the original Rajasthani folk story.<br />
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION<br />It is the story of woman whose name is “Lachchi” in the rural area of Rajasthan.<br />She got married with son (Kishanlal) of the great businessman (Bhanwar Seth) from Navalgarh.<br />Kishanlal was very simple and innocent person.<br />He was always busy in the work related to his business.<br />
  4. 4. MARRIAGE PROCESSION<br />During the marriage procession (Baraat), Kishanlal was busy in tallying accounts after the marriage.<br />He was trying to tally the expenses like flowers, fruits etc. in his marriage instead of attending his wife (Lachchi).<br />
  5. 5. HALT AT REST HOUSE<br />When marriage party halted at rest house, someone says that there are ghosts.<br />Kishanlal’s grandmother convinced to stay at the rest house.<br />It reflects old people too are aware of that “there is no existence of GHOST”. It’s all about imaginations...<br />
  6. 6. HALT AT REST HOUSE CONTD...<br />Though everyone was taking food & rest, Kishanlal was tallying accounts.<br />He could not entertain to her sister too.<br />
  7. 7. GHOST AT REST HOUSE...<br />In the rest house, Lachchi met crow, squirrel & a beautiful bird which were different forms of the GHOST.<br />But there was no ghost; there was a man who fell in love with Lachchi.<br />This man (Ghost) have special qualities which common man doesn’t have. He had pets (Crow, Squirrel & Beautiful bird) which were trained exactly similar to animals & birds in Circus or Magic Shows.<br />
  8. 8. GHOST IN LOVE<br />When marriage party started moving on, ghost realised the existence of Lachchi.<br />Ghost fell in love with Lachchi and started making poems exactly like the man devoted in the love.<br />
  9. 9. FIRST WEDDING NIGHT<br />At first wedding night also, Kishanlal was busy with accounts.<br />Lachchi came in the romantic mood; but still Kishanlal was busy.<br />Kishanlal was busy due to work pressure from his father (BOSS).<br />
  10. 10. FIRST WEDDING NIGHT CONTD...<br />When Lachchi requested Kishanlal to complete the work on next day, Kishanlal told about his “Business Tour” on “Next Day”.<br />Lachchi was shocked. She wanted to go with Kishanlal.<br />
  11. 11. FIRST WEDDING NIGHT CONTD...<br />Kishanlal tried to console her and convince her the importance of his “Business Tour” & Targets.<br />
  12. 12. FIRST WEDDING NIGHT CONTD...<br />Kishanlal was able to understand the Lachchi’s feelings; but could not postpone his work.<br />
  13. 13. GRABBING THE OPPORTUNITY<br />As Kishanlal left the town for his journey, he halted at the same rest house where marriage party & he halted previously.<br />The GHOST (another man) identified the husband of Lachchi.<br />Ghost came in the form of passer-by to know more about Kishanlal & his family to reach to that pretty girl (Lachchi).<br />
  14. 14. GRABBING THE OPPORTUNITY CONTD...<br />He started asking various questions to take out more information from Kishanlal.<br />It’s exactly like “how the skilled salesperson asks questions to the client in the sector of life insurance or investment”.<br />
  15. 15. GRABBING THE OPPORTUNITY CONTD...<br />Now the question comes in the mind that who was that passer-by?<br />The Ghost (another man) can come in front of Kishanlal in the passer-by’s guise.<br />The passer-by may be Ghost’s very ‘closed friend’ or PA.<br />
  16. 16. GRABBING THE OPPORTUNITY CONTD...<br />As Kishanlal was the innocent guy, he explained everything.<br />Ghost came to know that Kishanlal is going for 5 years and he started planning to enter Kishanlal’s house.<br />
  17. 17. MISTAKE BY KISHANLAL<br />In the background, the “Puppets” were explaining the exact meaning of the events.<br />Kishanlal should understand the importance of relationship & feelings behind it.<br />
  18. 18. MISTAKE BY KISHANLAL CONTD...<br />This mistake was not from only Kishanlal; but also his father (Bhanwar Seth) .<br />Rather the whole system.<br />
  19. 19. GHOST = DUPLICATE KISHANLAL<br />Kishanlal resumed his journey and the Ghost took Kishanlal’s guise.<br />Exactly similar to Kishanlal; he was Kishanlal’s impostor.<br />Ghost made the foolproof planning to enter the Kishanlal’s house.<br />
  20. 20. THE STORY ABOUT BOON<br />The Ghost (impostor) pretended like Kishanlal came back and made a story to convince Bhanwarlal.<br />Bhanwarlal too got interested.<br />
  21. 21. THE STORY ABOUT BOON CONTD...<br />Bhanwarlal was so greedy; he wanted to talk about this in the privacy.<br />The Ghost told about the boon that he will get 5 gold coins in the every morning.<br />He increased the level of greediness of Bhanwarlal.<br />
  22. 22. THE STORY ABOUT BOON CONTD...<br />Bhanwarlal believed on this story and considered the Ghost as his own son, Kishanlal.<br />Bhanwarlal allowed the Ghost to stay at home.<br />The Ghost knew the form, mode & amount of bribe required for Bhanwarlal to establish himself in that house (Weaknesses of Bhanwarlal).<br />
  23. 23. UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE<br />As Kishanlal came back to the home; everybody was happy and excited.<br />Especially Lachchi...<br />The Ghost started to feel the emotions of the mother. He tried to understand the psychology of mother & other family members.<br />
  24. 24. UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE CONTD...<br />During the complete song “Dheere Jalana”, the Ghost observed each & every thing in the house.<br />This was essential to understand the culture of that family to establish in the place of Kishanlal.<br />
  25. 25. WEDDING NIGHT<br />Assuming that Kishanlal came back, Lachchi was happy & excited.<br />Ghost tried to explain the truth, but Lachchi couldn’t believe.<br />
  26. 26. WEDDING NIGHT CONTD...<br />Lachchi noticed the difference in her husband and she was thinking that Kishanlal is kidding.<br />But Lachchi was unhappy with her real husband (Kishanlal) due to his character.<br />
  27. 27. TELLING THE TRUTH<br />Ghost explained that he’s not Lachchi’s husband.<br />He gave the evidences of Squirrel & the Beautiful Bird at the rest house.<br />He explained about his true love.<br />
  28. 28. TELLING THE TRUTH CONTD...<br />The Puppets explained about the reality.<br />Generally, a man who becomes impostor of Kishanlal will never tell the truth and cheat the bride.<br />But Ghost was the good man and had true love.<br />
  29. 29. ASKING FOR THE CONSENT<br />After telling the truth, Ghost asked the consent to Lachchi to be the life partner.<br />This was emotional question for Lachchi.<br />
  30. 30. ASKING FOR THE CONSENT CONTD...<br />After realising the true love of Ghost, she accepted the Ghost (Impostor) as her husband.<br />
  31. 31. THE ILLUSION<br />In the next morning, Bhanwarlal asked for 5 gold coins.<br />Ghost could not recall.<br />But then said that he already kept those coins.<br />
  32. 32. THE ILLUSION CONTD...<br />Finally father got those gold coins in his inner pocket of vestment.<br />This is exactly similar to the magic trick by a magician(an illusionist). It means, Ghost had the skill of magic tricks.<br />
  33. 33. GHOST WAS HUMAN BEING<br />In the morning, Ghost was in romantic mood and Lachchi was trying to skip.<br />If he would be the Ghost, how he can be afraid of something or someone...<br />
  34. 34. GHOST WAS HUMAN BEING CONTD...<br />But Ghost gets scared of Lachchi’s real husband.<br />This is the another evidence of the Ghost is the Human Being.<br />
  35. 35. OPPOSITION TO SUPERSTITIONS<br />The Ghost was different from the common man and was very practical.<br />He opposed the meaningless traditions & superstitions.<br />
  36. 36. PERMISSION FOR CAMEL RACE<br />Ghost wanted their camels (Ram & Lakhan) to participate in the year’s race.<br />Ghost was highly confident.<br />
  37. 37. PERMISSION FOR CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />There was an opposition for this race by Bhanwarlal<br />Last time, they lost the race and his younger brother (Sunder) left the house due to shame.<br />
  38. 38. PERMISSION FOR CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />At the same time, Ghost gave 5 gold coins to father to convince him.<br />
  39. 39. PERMISSION FOR WATER WELL<br />Now Ghost put the request to construct water well & rest house.<br />This was for benefits of villagers as well as business.<br />
  40. 40. PERMISSION FOR WATER WELL CONTD...<br />Father opposed this demand because of huge monetary expenditure.<br />Ghost had deep knowledge of business & economy.<br />
  41. 41. PERMISSION FOR WATER WELL CONTD...<br />Ghost had good knowledge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) too.<br />Ghost again enchanted father by giving 5 gold coins (by illusion).<br />
  42. 42. PERMISSION FOR WATER WELL CONTD...<br />Kanwar Kaka took out the point which was in Bhanwarlal’s favour.<br />But Ghost used his skill of illusion to convince.<br />
  43. 43. PERMISSION FOR WATER WELL CONTD...<br />Kanwar Kaka & Bhanwarlal got convinced and gave the permission for well & race.<br />
  44. 44. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE<br />Ghost realised the importance of winning the race.<br />He was thinking of well fare of the family always.<br />
  45. 45. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />On the day of the Camel Race, Bhanwarlal & Ghost changed the strategy.<br />They changed the riders.<br />
  46. 46. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />They changed the strategy according to competitor’s guile which is absolutely ethical.<br />
  47. 47. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />Banwari & Phutarmal were not confident.<br />Both lost the control over the camel race.<br />Ghost tried to help to win the race by his power.<br />
  48. 48. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />During the race, other camels got diverted by Ghost’s hand movements.<br />Ghost can understand camel’s mind and can control them.<br />
  49. 49. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />This was the special skill the Ghost had; not common man.<br />
  50. 50. WINNING OF CAMEL RACE CONTD...<br />Finally Banwari won the race.<br />Diverting other camels and guiding our camel to win the race is possible.<br />For example – Bheem killed “Jarasandh” by following the instruction (Sign Language) given by Shri Krishna.<br />Shooter makes the goal in a soccer match as per the instructions by the Coach.<br />
  51. 51. LACHCHI’S LOVE<br />Lachchi was totally involved in the GHOST.<br />She was afraid of chances of damaging their relationship.<br />People could have doubt that Ghost is not the real Kishanlal.<br />
  52. 52. LACHCHI’S LOVE CONTD...<br />Ghost was very confident about his competencies.<br />Ghost had respect for Lachchi’s love & her words.<br />
  53. 53. LACHCHI BECOME PREGNANT<br />All family members came to know that Lachchi is expectant.<br />But Ghost got tensed; felt uneasy.<br />
  54. 54. LACHCHI BECOME PREGNANT CONTD...<br />Ghost can enjoy; but the issues were <br />What will happen when Kishanlal will return<br />Ultimately Lachchi is going to suffer the problem<br />What about the new born child<br />
  56. 56. LOCATION OF WELL<br />Before getting the permission for well, Ghost was confident and he was successful.<br />This results that Ghost was an expert in locating water source or he had such experts with him.<br />
  57. 57. KISHANLAL CAME BACK<br />Kishanlal came to know that Lachchi is pregnant and he was shocked.<br />There was no communication between Kishanlal & Bhanwar Seth; hence he came back to his home.<br />During the celebration of correct location of water well & rest house, Kishanlal reached to his house (Navalgarh).<br />Everybody was shocked & Confused.<br />Family members of Kishanlal could not recognise the real Kishanlal and they assumed that real Kishanlal is impostor.<br />Villagers & Seths demanded the justice.<br />But Kishanlal was pleading to people believe himself.<br />
  58. 58. KISHANLAL CAME BACK CONTD...<br />
  59. 59. BONDS BETWEEN LACHCHI & GHOST<br />During such commotion, Ghost was balanced and met Lachchi.<br />Lachchi was too balanced.<br />Lachchi gave birth to baby (girl).<br />
  60. 60. SUNDER KAKA RETURNED<br />Finally Sunder came back.<br />He realised his mistake.<br />This was the result of efforts by Ghost.<br />
  61. 61. SUNDER KAKA RETURNED CONTD...<br />Ghost explained the importance of relationships to Sunder Kaka.<br />Ghost was the man with positive attitude & ethics.<br />
  62. 62. PHYLOSOPHY OF GHOST<br />For correct justice, villagers, Kishanlal & Ghost started marching to King.<br />In the way, Kishanlal & Ghost had talks.<br />
  63. 63. PHYLOSOPHY OF GHOST CONTD...<br />
  64. 64. PHYLOSOPHY OF GHOST CONTD...<br />
  65. 65. JUSTICE BY SHEPHERD<br />All people met one shepherd.<br />He assured that he can solve the issue; no need to go to King.<br />He observed both Kishanlal (real son) & Ghost (impostor) and conducted 3 tests.<br />
  66. 66. TEST – 1<br />This test was to identify “Real Son”.<br />
  67. 67. TEST – 1 CONTD...<br />
  68. 68. TEST – 2<br />This test was to identify “Real Husband of The Bride”.<br />
  69. 69. TEST – 2 CONTD...<br />
  70. 70. TEST – 3<br />This was the final test to identify “Real Lover of The Bride” i.e. Ghost.<br />
  71. 71. TEST – 3 CONTD...<br />
  72. 72. TEST – 3 CONTD...<br />
  73. 73. RESULTS OF THE TESTS<br />Shepherd was very clever.<br />He conducted such fair tests; that in Test – 1 & 2, real son & husband (Kishanlal) passed but Ghost (impostor) couldn’t.<br />In test – 3, Ghost passed but it is proved that though Ghost was real lover of Lachchi, he was “not Kishanlal”.<br />In reality, Ghost (impostor) accepted that he’s not Kishanlal because he was not concern about business or money. He was concern about only Lachchi’s Love.<br />The Ghost was trapped into the water bag means the impostor left the place forever or died.<br />
  74. 74. LACHCHI FACED ALL PROBLEMS<br />After listening to the result of the issues, Lachchi had a big emotional shock.<br />Now the problem was how Lachchi can survive with real husband & her child from impostor.<br />
  75. 75. ACCEPTANCE BY THE SOCIETY<br />As the real husband came back, there was again new wedding night.<br />All family members accepted the situations and supported Lachchi.<br />
  76. 76. ACCEPTANCE BY THE SOCIETY CONTD...<br />All family members realised that there was no Lachchi’s fault.<br />And not even of Newborn Child.<br />The society can’t (rather should not) ignore such brides.<br />And should accept the baby too.<br />
  77. 77. REAL HUSBAND OR GHOST<br />On the new wedding night, Lachchi tried to explain everything about the impostor, courageously.<br />
  78. 78. REAL HUSBAND OR GHOST CONTD...<br />
  79. 79. REAL HUSBAND OR GHOST CONTD...<br />
  80. 80. REAL HUSBAND OR GHOST CONTD...<br />Lachchi was surprised by seeing Ghost in her husband’s place.<br />“The Ghost entered into husband’s body” means the husband (Kishanlal) changed himself as the Ghost...<br />When it is proved that impostor is not Kishanlal, impostor explained everything and made Kishanlal wiser so that he can change himself to keep Lachchi happy life long.<br />
  81. 81. CONCLUSION<br />If there is too much work load on an employee, he / she can’t realise the importance of relationships in the life.<br />Improper Work Life balance can ruin the family & dependants of that employee.<br />In case of any woman, there is no assurance that impostor will be honest and ethical. Then that woman will face the biggest problem in her life.<br />In another case, though impostor meets the real husband but husband can’t be capable to change accordingly; so again woman only is going to face all problems.<br />
  82. 82. CONCLUSION CONTD...<br />In this movie, Ghost was not Hero; there was no any Hero or Heroin. Lachchi was the victim and Bhanwarlal Seth was the main culprit (Villain).<br />This fault is of the society too who ignore such incidences.<br />Employee (any person) should not be like Kishanlal (too much innocent & dumb).<br />Employer (any person) should not be like Bhanwarlal Seth (only work oriented & greedy of money).<br />Directly or indirectly woman will face the problems due to POOR Work Life Balance...<br />
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