A poor young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.

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Cast

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Raj Kamal
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Munna
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Mili Joshi (as Urmila Mathondkar)
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Steven Kapoor
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P.C.
Achyut Potdar ...
Mr. Joshi (Mili's father)
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Mrs. Joshi (Mili's mother)
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Make-Up Dada
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Gulbadan's mom
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Heroine Gulbadan
Rajesh Joshi ...
Pakya
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Motilal
Tarun ...
Tough Guy at Shooting
Rajeev Mehta ...
Steward in Restaurant
Ramdas ...
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Storyline

Mili is a very poor Indian, and like many would like to be rich and famous one day. She wants to be an Indian actress. She is friendly with another poor man named Munna, who she knows from her childhood. One day while she is singing and dancing on the beach, she is approached by a rich and famous movie actor, Raj, who wants her to act in his next movie. Raj has actually fallen in love with Mili and wants to get married to her. Mili finds her dreams coming true when she gets very famous. Will Mili marry Raj and live a life full of wealth and fame forever? Written by Sumitra (corrected by Sonia)

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Trivia

Bollywood Brass Band did a instrumental version of all the songs called "Rangeela Medley". This was in the album Rahmania. See more »

Goofs

When Mili comes to Munna's room to read over her lines, a poster for Commando is hanging on the wall over a bedside table, while a calendar is on the wall above the bed. Later in the scene, the calendar disappears and the poster has shifted to the left to take its spot. See more »

Quotes

Munna: Start the fan.
Steward in Restaurant: Sir, the air-condition is ON
Munna: Then turn here...
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Crazy Credits

Since the film's plot revolves around an aspiring actor, the credits had images of famous yesteryear actors and actresses like Savithri, Madhubala, Hemamalini, Dev Anand, Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi etc. See more »

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Featured in Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Tanha Tanha Yahan Pe Jeena
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Asha Bhosle
Courtesy of Time Audio
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Aamir Khan steals every scene
17 October 2002 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

Rangeela is a great musical hindi movie. It is stylishly edited and directed by Ram Gopal Verma which helps quicken the pace between the seven or so songs throughout the movie.

But it is definitely Aamir Khan who steals the show in the movie as an uneducated but street wise slacker. Aamir always chooses challenging roles that are different from the mainstream hindi cinema. He has great talent a great range as an actor and this movie along with Akele Hum Akele Tum are some of his best.

The story is kind of light and predictable, but the songs and urmila will keep you happy.


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