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Rang De Basanti (2006)

 -  Drama  -  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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Atul Kulkarni ...
Alice Patten ...
Sue
Soha Ali Khan ...
Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
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Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
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Mrs. Rathod
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Generation Awakens.

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Drama

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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)

Gross:

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

Arjun Rampal was signed to do the film, but was irritated with director, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's indecisiveness about what he wanted to do with the characters and the script. He called him "very confused" and "unprofessional" and dropped out. Arjun Rampal also stated his regret in even agreeing to do the film in that he lost a lot of good work in the three months he spent committed to it. 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

Aslam: I thought we didn't have anything inside us which would make us fight for something.
Karan: I thought so too. Until now.
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Rubaroo
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman and Naresh Iyer
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A must see for young India
26 January 2006 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

The movie released today after a lot of hype and controversies. I went to see it expecting it to be a little different from the standard escapist fantasies churned out by the Indian film industry (of which I am not a fan). What I got was something so very different from what I had envisioned. The humor,the clichés, the nonchalance of youth, the culture, religion,politics... are all there and the best part is that it works. The storyline though is stretched a bit (we Indians need that) but the message is loud and clear. Throughout the movie a great sense of humor is maintained.The performances are all excellent.

I have given this movie a rating of 10 solely on the basis of the originality of the story. While this movie is definitely not Kurasawa or Satyajit Ray, it is one of the few movies from India which I feel will appeal to both the mainstream and discerning audiences. A movie not to be missed.


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