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Colour It Yellow (2006)
"Rang De Basanti" (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  26 January 2006 (USA)
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A young woman from England comes to India to make a documentary about her grandfather's diary which was written in the 1920s about the Indian Independence with five young men.

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(as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

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Alice Patten ...
Sue
Soha Ali Khan ...
Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
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Kiron Kher ...
Mitro / DJ's Mother
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Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
Lekh Tandon ...
DJ's Grandfather
Cyrus Sahukar ...
Rahul
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Storyline

A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who graduated five years ago but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey, the fundamentalist in the group, the only one who still believes that politics can make the world a better place ... Written by fish_wow6

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A Generation Awakens.

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26 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Colour It Yellow  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£221,226 (UK) (27 January 2006)

Gross:

$2,197,331 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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A.R Rehman worked on the music of this film for three years. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sue says 'Undher say awaaz aye gee' and the Sukhi burps, Karan throws his cigarette on the floor and steps on it (you hear him do it). Then in the very next shot he does it all over again and the 'under say awaaz' scene is still going on. See more »

Quotes

Mr. McHeneley: [In his diary] I always believed there were two kinds of men in this world, men who go to their deaths screaming, and men who go to their deaths in silence. Then I met a third kind.
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Soundtracks

Khalbali Hai Khalbali
Written by Nacim
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Mohammad Aslam and Nacim
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Screenplay, cinematography and Music - 10/10
26 January 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie is a blend of few many good things. The best thing about the movie undoubtedly is the comparison and shift from past to present. For people who thought old values are not for modern days, this sure is an eye opener. An excellent music background score by A.R.Rahman. the cinematography is so damn realistic. Excellent screenplay too. There are certain instances where the screen has more than one event being focused at. This makes the movie more natural and easy to relate to. Siddarth might have done a bit of over-acting. but the sensitive Aamir Khan is at sheer acting epitome. Expecting this to be nominated from India for Oscars. Unlike Dil Chahta Hai it is a more heavy and thought-provoking movie sure to rise Nationalist spirits.


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