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Rangeela (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 8 September 1995 (India)
A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.


Ram Gopal Varma (as Ramgopal Varma)


H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Sanjay Chhel (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Urmila Matondkar ... Mili Joshi
Aamir Khan ... Munna
Jackie Shroff ... Raj Kamal
Gulshan Grover ... Steven Kapoor
Avtar Gill ... P.C.
Achyut Potdar ... Mr. Joshi (Mili's father)
Reema Lagoo ... Mrs. Joshi (Mili's mother)
Ram Mohan ... Make-Up Dada
Shammi ... Gulbadan's mom
Shefali Shah ... Heroine Gulbadan (as Shefali Shetty)
Rajesh Joshi Rajesh Joshi ... Pakya
Suman ... Motilal
Tarun Tarun ... Tough Guy at Shooting
Rajeev Mehta Rajeev Mehta ... Steward in Restaurant
Ramdas Ramdas ... (as Ramdoss)


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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Did You Know?


The song " Mangta Hain Kya" was sampled from "Devil Inside" by INXS. See more »


Jackie Shroff's hair style keeps changing through out the movie. Also in some of the scenes (and also in tanha tanha song) he looks young and in other scenes he looks old with long permed hair and lean body. See more »


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 »


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Yaaro Sun Lo Zara
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by K.S. Chithra and Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Time Audio
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User Reviews

Too cool movie
2 January 2010 | by silvan-desouzaSee 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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Release Date:

8 September 1995 (India) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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