Rang De Basanti (2006)

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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Atul Kulkarni ...
Alice Patten ...
Soha Ali Khan ...
Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
Mrs. Rathod
Kiron Kher ...
Mitro / DJ's Mother
Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
Lekh Tandon ...
DJ's Grandfather
Cyrus Sahukar ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Generation Awakens.


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Release Date:

26 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Colour It Yellow  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£221,226 (UK) (27 January 2006)


$2,197,331 (USA) (31 March 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aamir Khan was initially uncertain about taking on the role of DJ, as he was in his 40s and DJ was 25 years old Punjabi in the film. He eventually accepted, though, and hired a tutor to aid him in Punjabi speech and accents. See more »


During one of the flashback sequences - set prior to 1947, the historical characters are on a roof of a building. In the distance is another large building, and, on its roof, is a large satellite dish. See more »


Karan: Dad, please don't start this lecture.
Rajnath Singhania: SMS Generation! Say four lines, and they call it a lecture!
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »


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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Simply Brilliant Story Narration!!
26 January 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie today on the Republic Day of India, and I was really left speechless with the movie. It ranks among the very best movies. The movie has brought out the best performance from each actor. The movie has a very realistic look to it. And to add to the credits for the movie, the direction and the camera angles are simply mind-blowing. I don't think anybody will be satisfied with watching the movie just once. I think the movie is simply EXCELLENT. All those of you who haven't watched it, please do so. The topic that the movie covers is very much relevant and is something that is going on these days in our country.

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