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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.

Director:

Ram Gopal Varma (as Ramgopal Varma)

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Sanjay Chhel (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 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)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Colorful See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jhamu Sughand Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rangeela marked the return of the then 62-year-old veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle, who sang two super hit songs for the movie. Asha, like her sister Lata Mangeshkar, had long retired from accepting playback singer awards, but she received the Filmfare Special Award that year for her rendition of the song "Tanha Tanha". 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

References Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Mangta Hai Kya
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman and Shweta Shetty
Courtesy of Time Audio
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Aamir, Aamir only Aamir!!!
18 December 2007 | by big_maliqueSee all my reviews

Rangeela is a nice, significant little movie, consedering it's release time, when it was fit and famous to release bigstar love-stories, along came Rangeela, who dared to be... different.

The story evolves around Munna (Aamir Khan) & Milli (Urmila), Milli is a girl from the city of Mumbai who is a backup dancer in Bollywood movies, Aamir is a tenant who lives in the same apartment as Milli, he is a streetthug who makes a living by selling black cinema tickets. In turn of events Milli ends up with a role in a big Bollywood movie, and the world around her changes. Munna once her best friend, is in love with her but because this new turn in her life, get cut off...

The movie lacks certain grip, the greatest flaw here lays in the editing, the movie moves along smoothly but the editing lacks sharpness.

Other than this the movie is a must watch for every Bollywood fan, the music is marvelous (prehaps one of Rahman's best, next to Taal), the storyline is clever and refreshing, it dares to stand out, and portrays the aspect of love on a whole different level. The acting, the acting is just SUPER!!!, Aamir is the true star of the movie, he outshines everybody in every scene, Aamir has given a performance of a lifetime in the face of Munna. From the "AC idhar ghuma" dialogue to playing hurt from loosing his love to perfection. There is nobody in Bollywood who could have played the role of Munna like Aamir has, Urmila played a nice lovely girl and she did her role justice, Jackie plays a moviestar, but due to lack of meatyness in his character it's not one of his best, but there was no substitute to his charm

I gave this movie a 10, a rare high grade from me, but due to it's flaws Rangeela is and forever will be a Bollywood classics, it's great musical score throughout, the refreshing script and the marvelous acting will forever guarantee that

A must watch for every Bollywood fan, and a piece of art for every Aamir Khan fan.


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