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Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, History | 26 January 2006 (USA)
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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(as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra) | 1 more credit »
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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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A Generation Awakens.


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Release Date:

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

Soha Ali Khan's (Sonia in the film) mother in real life, Sharmila Tagore, was also widowed by an Air Force pilot in her landmark film Aradhana. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ajay Rathod: [Seeing everybody silent and serious after watching the documentary] Sue, I've never seen these people so serious. What have you done to my friends?
Sue: Nothing. Whatever it is, they're doing it themselves.
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Connections

Referenced in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) See more »

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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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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