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

 -  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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(as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

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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

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Taglines:

A Generation Awakens.

Genres:

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

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

Chandrashekhar Azad: If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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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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