Here we have Ghost, the 1990 film that went on to become one of the highest grossers of all times.

Ghost (1990): Directed by Jerry Zucker, stars Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Ghost (1990): Sam (Patrick Swayze) is a banker and Molly (Demi Moore) is his wife. The two move into a New York City apartment. Carl (Tony Goldwyn) is Sam's friend and co-worker at the bank. One day Sam comes across several discrepancies in some ambiguous bank accounts. Carl wants to join the investigation but Sam decides to probe the matter on his own. The same night Sam and Molly are attacked by an armed thug while walking home together who pulls out a gun and asks for Sam's wallet. Sam grapples with him and in the ensuing melee gets shot. Though shot, Sam chases away the thug and runs back to Molly, only to see her crying over his dead body. He then realises that he has died from the gunshot and has become a ghost. Now he can’t be seen or heard by anyone, including Molly.



He approaches Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), a psychic medium. Through Mae, Sam convinces Molly that he is around as a ghost. He further learns that it was Carl who had set up the thug and got him killed, all this to obtain Sam's password book to access the bank accounts and launder the excess money.

Eventually, there is an emotional reunion of Sam and Molly while the thug and Carl die violent deaths and carried to Hell. Now, it is time for Sam to say goodbye to his beloved wife.

Pyaar Ka Saaya (1991): B. Subhash roped in Rahul Roy and Sheeba to play Sam and Molly. Yikes! Honestly, they would have suited the roles of the grisly ghosts out of some B grade horror flick. Mohnish Behl is the ‘dhokebaaz dost’ and Amrita Singh dons the costume of the desi tantric.



I say chaps; spare yourself the torture of PKS and grab Ghost as and when you can. Ghost is a masterpiece that redefined the art of telling love stories. Love between a living breathing human and her lover who is dead but omnipresent to protect his beloved wife.

The pottery making sequence, with Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers) playing in the backdrop is arguably one of the best on screen romantic moments of all times.
The performances of the leading three, Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar for Supporting Actress) are simply outstanding. The movie catapulted Demi Moore to superstardom.

After watching this movie, I’m sure that you will fall in even more love with your partners.

PS: This write-up is for information and fun purpose only.
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