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Release Date:
26 January 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Generation Awakens.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More Than A Wake-up Call, A Thought Provoking Movie For Our Times See more (301 total) »

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
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
 
Production Management
Gaurav Dhingra .... production manager
Devraj Panda .... unit 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
Piku Shahani .... visual effects coordinator
Manish Sharma .... visual effects artist
Aakash Shivdasani .... visual effects
Prasad Sutar .... visual effects supervisor
Shailendra Swarnkar .... digital compositor
Jayadev Tiruveaipati .... assistant digital intermediate colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amol Gole .... still photographer
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
 
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
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
 
Other crew
Ganesh Acharya .... choreographer
Devanshu Asthana .... production controller
Prakash Bharadwaj .... dialogue coach
Shyamali Dey .... assistant to director
Manoj Jadhav .... production assistant
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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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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Trivia:
In India, the color of saffron represents sacrifice. When someone says, "Main rang de basanti", ("paint me saffron") it means that person is ready to be sacrificed for a great cause. saffron is also a predominant color in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Mr. McHeneley:[In his diary] I always believed there were two kinds of men in this world, men who go to their deaths screaming, and men who go to their deaths in silence. Then I met a third kind.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "The Hour: Episode #7.86" (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Khalbali Hai KhalbaliSee more »

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89 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
More Than A Wake-up Call, A Thought Provoking Movie For Our Times, 31 January 2006
Author: skfazli from United States

If I wait any more to say all the things I want to say about this great soul-stirring movie I will never be able to say it.It is the best use of the film medium that I have seen in a long long time.Here in the west we have virtually abandoned good cinema.Where are our Capras,our Wilders, our Hitchcocks, our David Leans? We make trivia now that neither entertain nor enlighten.To put it very bluntly, we make utter trash.Good work in the world is being done elsewhere, especially in India where a Bhansali stretches the limits of cinematic expression, where a new Wilder emerges in the shape of Anees Bazmee, where Shaad Ali springs a surprise with a Bunty Aur Bubbly,where out of nowhere comes a Guru Dutt in the garb of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and takes us to a new level of awareness and self-discovery through cinema in a stunning masterpiece called Rang De Basanti.

I challenge anyone to name a film made anywhere in the last fifteen years or so to hold a candle to this one.It is simply awesome.As an entertainer it is superb, as purposeful film it goes even further.As a fearless, bold crusader for just causes it is beyond compare.The whole team deserves to be congratulated.

Apart from the tremendous contribution made by the writers and the director of the movie, the people who need to be singled out and applauded for the high quality of their work are Aamir Khan(his best role yet),Soha Ali Khan(who finally claims our attention with this role and is destined to be as distinguished as her mother Sharmila Tagore). Waheeda Rehman makes you feel that Guru Dutt is back directing her from heaven.Kirron Kher who is improving with every picture.And all the boys from Kunal Kapoor to Atul Kulkarni.All have turned in amazing performances.After Devdas and Munna Bhai MBBS, Binod Pradhan has once again shown that as an ace cameraman he is second to none.And what can you say about A.R. Rahman?This time he even sings like a pro.He is paired here for the first time with Prasoon Joshi who makes you think of Majrooh Sultanpuri.But before I forget, I must mention Alice Patten. She is a joy to behold.And she makes a great pair with Aamir.

The film does not have a single dull moment in it.It can be repeated again and again with increasing returns to the viewer.It is a crossover film and needs to be seen by every one in the world.Its publicity and promotion should be geared to that.It should be sent to every international film festival in the world and should be India's entry to the Oscars this year.

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