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Release Date:
26 January 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Generation Awakens.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Aamir Khan ... Daljeet 'DJ' / Chandrashekhar Azad

Siddharth ... Karan R. Singhania / Bhagat Singh

Sharman Joshi ... Sukhi / Rajguru

Kunal Kapoor ... Aslam / Ashfaqullah Khan
Atul Kulkarni ... Laxman Pandey / Ramprasad Bismil
Alice Patten ... Sue
Soha Ali Khan ... Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)

Steven Mackintosh ... Mr. McKinley

Madhavan ... Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)

Waheeda Rehman ... Mrs. Rathod

Anupam Kher ... Rajnath Singhania
Kiron Kher ... Mitro / DJ's Mother

Om Puri ... Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
Lekh Tandon ... DJ's Grandfather
Cyrus Sahukar ... Rahul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohan Agashe ... Defence Minister Shashtri

Mukesh Chhabra ... Manmath nath
Pravishi Das ... Journalist
Chandan Roy Sanyal ... Batukeshwar Dutt
Manmeet Singh ... Taxi driver at the airport

Directed by
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra  (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Renzil D'Silva  screenplay
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra  screenplay (as Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra)
Kamlesh Pandey  story

Produced by
Adam Bohling .... executive producer
Guruprasad M. .... line producer
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra .... producer (as Rakeysh O. Mehra)
Shyam P.S. .... executive producer
Sunil Panda .... line producer (as Devraj Panda)
David Reid .... producer
Ronnie Screwvala .... producer
 
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
 
Cinematography by
Binod Pradhan 
 
Film Editing by
P.S. Bharathi 
 
Casting by
Elaine Grainger 
 
Production Design by
Samir Chanda 
 
Art Direction by
Samir Chanda 
Chetan Pathak 
 
Costume Design by
Lovleen Bains 
Arjun Bhasin 
 
Makeup Department
Avan Contractor .... hair stylist
Vikram Gaikwad .... makeup artist
Fae Hammond .... makeup artist
Serina Tixeira .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Sachin Agarwal .... location production manager
Gaurav Dhingra .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Akhil Bali .... assistant director
Paran Bawa .... third assistant director
Lakshmipriya Devi .... first assistant director
Joe Geary .... first assistant director
Nitin Gupta .... third assistant director
Neha Kaul .... third assistant director
Arjun Mathur .... second assistant director
Jay Oza .... trainee assistant director
Nidhi Padda .... assistant director
Sunil Pandey .... first assistant director
Archit Patel .... trainee assistant director
Shwetabh C. Varma .... second assistant director
Mick Ward .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tarun Bhandari .... dialogue editor
Vikram Biswas .... sound effects editor
Baylon Fonseca .... foley editor
Baylon Fonseca .... sound effects editor
Baylon Fonseca .... supervising sound effects editor
Prakash Gupta .... pre-mix
Nakul Kamte .... sound designer
Nakul Kamte .... sound mixer
Vijay Kumar .... foley artist
Sreejesh .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Ritesh Aggarwal .... digital compositor
Husseini Barodawalla .... digital effects artist
Sherry Bharda .... creative director
Brynley Cadman .... visual effects supervisor
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... Flame artist
Prakash D'Cunha .... digital effects artist
Deepal Dass .... compositor
Sanjay Francis .... digital effects artist
Vee Jay .... visual effects (as Vasanthan)
Pankaj Khandpur .... creative director
Yateen Mahambrey .... compositor
P. Mohan .... visual effects artist
Sandesh Pai .... digital effects artist
Ashish Pradhan .... visual effects artist
Rohit Prasad .... visual effects
Rajiv Raghunathan .... senior digital intermediate producer
Satish Ratakonda .... flame artist
Shaikh Rizwan .... digital compositor
Bharat Sachdev .... digital effects artist
Sarika Salian .... senior compositor
Piku Shahani .... visual effects coordinator
Manish Sharma .... visual effects artist
Chandrakant Shenoy .... digital matte painter
Aakash Shivdasani .... visual effects
Prasad Sutar .... visual effects supervisor
Shailendra Swarnkar .... digital compositor
Jayadev Tiruveaipati .... assistant digital intermediate colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Srinivas Chandran .... additional focus puller
Amol Gole .... still photographer
Rajiv Jain .... additional cinematographer
Prashant Pednekar .... first assistant camera
Promod Pradhan .... second unit cameraman
Sunita Radia .... associate cinematographer
Subhransu .... assistant camera
Ritu Wadhwa .... clap girl
 
Casting Department
Mukesh Chhabra .... casting assistant
Hemant Gopal .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Urmilla Lal Motwani .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ken Metzker .... digital intermediate colorist
Varma Raghunath .... Senior Conformist
S.N.V. Ramana .... Senior Conformist
 
Music Department
Mohammad Aslam .... playback singer
Blaze .... playback singer
Mohit Chauhan .... playback singer
T.R. Krishna Chetan .... music programmer
K.S. Chitra .... playback singer
Naresh Iyer .... playback singer
Prasoon Joshi .... lyricist
Harshdeep Kaur .... playback singer (as Harshdeep)
Aamir Khan .... playback singer
Madhushree .... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Daler Mehndi .... playback singer
Srinivas Murthy .... conductor: orchestra
A.R. Rahman .... playback singer
K.J. Singh .... song mix engineer
K.J. Singh .... song recording engineer
H. Sridhar .... song mix engineer
H. Sridhar .... song recording engineer
 
Other crew
Ganesh Acharya .... choreographer
Devanshu Asthana .... production controller
Prakash Bharadwaj .... dialogue coach
Shyamali Dey .... assistant to director
Manoj Jadhav .... production assistant
Alnoor Merchant .... website design
Neerja Narayanan .... production coordinator
Pranati Oza .... production coordinator
Prashant Pednekar .... follow focus
Soma Roy .... script supervisor
Jack Warender .... set runner
Siddharth Gupta .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lata Mangeshkar .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Colour It Yellow" - Europe (English title) (alternative title), International (alternative title), International (English title) (alternative title), UK (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
"Paint it Saffron" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
157 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:16 | India:UA | Malaysia:U | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:12A (original rating) | USA:Not Rated
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Rakesh Mehra started the film in 2002, it was to be a Indo/ British production to be made in English and Hindi. Manoj Bajpayee was signed for Aamir Khan' s role and Vivek Oberoi for Siddharth. Atul Kulkarni was signed but for which role , it was not specified.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:[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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Partner (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Khalbali Hai KhalbaliSee more »

109 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
At Last, 28 January 2006
Author: Jigarbanzo from United States

It's about time there has been a Bollywood film about the youth of India. Granted these are college kids and not the average Indian adolescent who sometimes foresakes education for work, they are a good representatives of young Indians both in the diaspora and in India.

Casting is great. Each character pursues their emotion, when their emotions are pursued by circumstances. They express both the emotions at surface and those sunken to be brought out by a situational tide. And they do it with truthfulness. Although some of the elder cast could have been utilized more, the focus on the youth and parallels with past figures are well orchestrated. The character that plays Bhagat Singh, Amir Khan, and Sonia are incredible. Each has their own spotlight where they nudge us from complacency and create an unstable sense of urgency.

This is the best screenplay I have seen thus far in Indian media. Although BLACK had great language through what we saw on the screen, this movie has shown the progress of film- making abroad. Finally! The depth and character development we need are supplied with not just turn of events, but the turn of the screen. We don't need just words to understand a character. This movie shows how well a change in scene isn't a transition but an entity that holds together a character and emotion. And repetition! And repetition of words, dialogue, and attitude through the parallels was very inspiring.

The general storyline of the movie is good. I say good because parts of the youth's leisure sometimes can get annoying as well as the camera-work that accompanies it. At times I wanted to push the film forward and get to the point. But that's the point! Point being that we need to understand the choppy nature of the first half because, chops or not, these characters are transient figures who don't realize their role in life until they have experienced the wholeness of reality. It's interesting that the wholeness comes from reflections of the past. The use and reuse of certain scenes are important in showing the character growth built upon experience.

AR Rahman's music captures the reality unbelievably. We have dance numbers, but they're pathetic belligerent kicking and hand waving. Isn't that what we usually do when we're drunk anyways? Although the use of the music is off sometimes and abrupt, the emotion that each peace carries relates so well to the circumstances. The best use, in my opinion, being Luka Chuppi by Lata M and AR Rahman. The symbiosis between the lyrics and the events on screen are incredible. Dramatic irony at it's best.

The cinematography of this film is great in the majority of the film. The few annoyances in cinematography come with the patchy scenes with the first half during these "leisure" rides and early in the second half. But, besides that - the cinematographer and director have made outstanding use of the diagonal view. The lines and profiles of people and country are so well placed that you begin to understand how crooked life's path can be. None of us have a straight line ahead of us.

What makes me enjoy the movie the most is the humor and cause. You'd think with all the aforementioned details that this is a sobering movie about crooked lives and emotions and such, but the characters have fun. Sue's project is hilarious and the use of extras was really earnest. It is very much how I would be acting with friends, of course only when drunk like they are in certain parts. The cause is very important to this film and it makes it a powerful film because it has this cause.

I'm 22. I just recently visited India. I understood and was confused by the youth of India and this film portrays the ambiguity of India well. There are no answers, there are only actions. And this is what they strive to do in the film. Usually Bollywood movies lose their purpose come the 1st dance number, but the truth of this film speaks more than numbers. It is a film about what comes after pure, white innocence of our youth. And it asks that we paint the difference.

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