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Bollywood Dreams (1995)
"Rangeela" (original title)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raj Kamal
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Munna
Urmila Matondkar ...
Mili Joshi (as Urmila Mathondkar)
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Steven Kapoor
Avtar Gill ...
P.C.
Achyut Potdar ...
Mr. Joshi (Mili's father)
Reema Lagoo ...
Mrs. Joshi (Mili's mother)
Ram Mohan ...
Make-Up Dada
Shammi ...
Gulbadan's mom
Shefali Shetty ...
Heroine Gulbadan
Rajesh Joshi ...
Pakya
Suman ...
Motilal
Tarun ...
Tough Guy at Shooting
Rajeev Mehta ...
Steward in Restaurant
Ramdas ...
(as Ramdoss)
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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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8 September 1995 (India)  »

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Trivia

Madhur Bhandarkar, who worked as an Assistant Director for the movie, has a special appearance as Movie Producer P.C's Assistant. 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 »

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 »

Connections

References Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Rangeela Re
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Asha Bhosle and Aditya Narayan
Courtesy of Time Audio
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Run from Rangeela!
24 August 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film was sorely in need of a ruthless editor, not unlike most Bollywood movies, and ran far too long. The musical numbers were too many and largely uninspired or, like the desert scene, made no sense. Additionally, Urmilla Matondkar, the star, is not a very good dancer. Rangeela was also sloppily made; in my copy, one scene was clipped before Jackie Shroff had finished speaking. While the three principal characters were sympathetically portrayed, the supporting cast, especially Mili's father and brother, was largely dreadful. For this American viewer, who has seen some powerful Indian dramas and some delightful musicals, Rangeela proved a great disappointment.


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