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Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, History | 26 January 2006 (USA)
This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights.

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(as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

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Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
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Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
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Mitro / DJ's Mother
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Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£221,226 (UK) (27 January 2006)

Gross:

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

Shah Rukh Khan was the original pick to play DJ, but the shooting for the film was in Delhi, and Khan was forced to decline because he was shooting Paheli (2005) at the time, and did not want to conflict schedules. See more »

Goofs

there's a seen that amir khan wheeling his bike but if we take good look can be seen stunt rider.. See more »

Quotes

Ajay Rathod: [Enters the room where Sukhi, Aslam, Sue, Sonia, Sid, DJ just finished watching the documentary] Hey guys Whats up?
[Everybody is silent, with teary eyes- from the impact of their documentary]
Ajay Rathod: Uh-huh... Did someone die?
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Connections

Spoofs Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Rang De Basanti
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Daler Mehndi and K.S. Chitra
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant
28 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Cannot believe that such a movie could be made in Hindi cinema.Complete Kudos to the screenplay,director,actors and the whole team for producing such a brilliant movie.

It would be a mistake according to me not to support such movies and label them as preachy or patriotic movies for mocking reasons. Reality is it is a sensible movie which talks to all walks of life.

The balance between ideologies,reality and humor has been taken care off in the most spectacular manner; never making the audience feel small,blamed or negative.

The characters are very real and they do make a lot of sense. The issues that have been touched are topics which we choose not to talk about or act on but at the same time it is no lecture and the light heartedness of the college environment makes you feel nostalgic and calm.

The movie is all about hope. Once again awesome job to the rang DE bas anti team! Peace


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