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Rangeela (1995)

A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.

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(as Ramgopal Varma)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Munna
... Mili Joshi (as Urmila Mathondkar)
... Raj Kamal
... Steven Kapoor
... P.C.
Achyut Potdar ... Mr. Joshi (Mili's father)
... Mrs. Joshi (Mili's mother)
... Make-Up Dada
... Gulbadan's mom
... Heroine Gulbadan (as Shefali Shetty)
Rajesh Joshi ... Pakya
... Motilal
Tarun ... Tough Guy at Shooting
Rajeev Mehta ... Steward in Restaurant
Ramdas ... (as Ramdoss)
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Mili is a middle class Indian, and like many would like to be rich and famous one day. She wants to be an Indian actress. She is friendly with another poor man named Munna, who she knows from her childhood. One day while she is singing and dancing on the beach, she is approached by a rich and famous movie actor, Raj, who wants her to act in his next movie. Raj has actually fallen in love with Mili and wants to get married to her. Mili finds her dreams coming true when she gets very famous. Will Mili marry Raj and live a life full of wealth and fame forever? Written by Sumitra (corrected by Sonia)

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Trivia

The shooting of Rangeela was started in 1994 with Goa outdoor schedule. There were some scenes between Jackie and Urmila and also the song tanha tanha picturized. See more »

Goofs

When Mili comes to Munna's room to read over her lines, a poster for Commando is hanging on the wall over a bedside table, while a calendar is on the wall above the bed. Later in the scene, the calendar disappears and the poster has shifted to the left to take its spot. See more »

Quotes

Munna: You don't know me, i am world famous in this area.
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Crazy Credits

Since the film's plot revolves around an aspiring actor, the credits had images of famous yesteryear actors and actresses like Savithri, Madhubala, Hemamalini, Dev Anand, Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi etc. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Hai Rama Yeh Kya Hua
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Hariharan and Swarnalatha
Courtesy of Time Audio
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Too cool movie
2 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

RGV who now does nonsense mostly did some great films till COMPANY and SARKAR

RANGEELA is a true funny movie and a nice romantic movie too

The film also at it's times was perhaps the first movie to show bollywood digs which is now done to death and the digs are damn funny

Even the characterization of Aamir and his love to Urmila is fantastic The film is handled brilliantly only it dips in between with too many songs especially in the second half and also too many sleazy shots of Urmila which were shocking then but it was forgiven too then The climax too is brilliant

Direction by RGV is brilliant Music is a winner Amongst actors Aamir got a huge turning point in this movie, though he was always praised in films like JJWS, QSQT, DIL in between 1993- 1995 after HHRPK he started getting many flops which include the one of the top comedies ANDAZ APNA APNA(1994) where too his comic act was praised but RANGEELA gave him a big hit and he got praised for his role The best part is the way he grabs the nuances of the role and makes a tapori role seem his second skin He is outstanding Urmila too does a good job though at times too over enthusiastic Jackie Shroff however has a shorter role and he does it well but his looks(perhaps now) don't suit the superstar tag Amongst rest Avtar Gill is funny, Achyut Podar is likable and so is Reema Lagoo rest are good too


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