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Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 26 January 2006 (USA)
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

Writers:

Renzil D'Silva (screenplay), Prasoon Joshi (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Top Rated Movies #238 | Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 37 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Soha Ali Khan ... Sonia / Durgavati Devi (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
Alice Patten ... Sue McKinley
Madhavan ... Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
Waheeda Rehman ... Mrs. Rathod
Anupam Kher ... Rajnath Singhania
Kirron Kher ... Mitro / DJ's Mother (as Kiron Kher)
Om Puri ... Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
Steven Mackintosh ... Mr. McKinley
Lekh Tandon ... DJ's Grandfather
Cyrus Sahukar ... Rahul
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Storyline

Sue comes to India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries.She is helped by her friend Sonia who introduces her to her friends Karan,Aslam,Sukhi and their head DJ.Sonia's fiance Lt Ajay Rathod also joins the gang when in town.Their gang always gets in trouble with a political member Laxman who opposes their western culture.After many auditions Sue decides to caste DJ and his friend's in her film.She also casts Laxman in a role thus ending his feud with the gang.All things are going well until Ajay dies in plane crash but manages to save everyone on board.The state minister declares that Ajay died due to his own negligence .DJ an his friends can't take shame given to Ajay by minister and decide to fight for justice.Where things will take ugly events due to political games. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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A Generation Awakens.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

7:30 p.m. was the time when "Bhagat Singh" was hanged to death and it has been captured in the movie. The broken watch of Sue's grandfather shows the same time too. See more »

Goofs

There's a scene that features Aamir Khan wheeling his bike, but it can clearly be observed that it's really a stunt rider. See more »

Quotes

Sue: Ask them once again.
[if Aslam, DJ, Siddharth will act in my film]
Sue: Please.
Sonia: So you won't rest until then, will you?
[Sue nods]
Sonia: Ok. But nobody will come.
DJ: [From the background] They will come. I will bring them. DJ da Promise!
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Connections

Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.86 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rang De Basanti
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Daler Mehndi and K.S. Chithra
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A must see for young India
26 January 2006 | by moviebuff_77See all my reviews

The movie released today after a lot of hype and controversies. I went to see it expecting it to be a little different from the standard escapist fantasies churned out by the Indian film industry (of which I am not a fan). What I got was something so very different from what I had envisioned. The humor,the clichés, the nonchalance of youth, the culture, religion,politics... are all there and the best part is that it works. The storyline though is stretched a bit (we Indians need that) but the message is loud and clear. Throughout the movie a great sense of humor is maintained.The performances are all excellent.

I have given this movie a rating of 10 solely on the basis of the originality of the story. While this movie is definitely not Kurasawa or Satyajit Ray, it is one of the few movies from India which I feel will appeal to both the mainstream and discerning audiences. A movie not to be missed.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paint it Saffron See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,666, 29 January 2006

Gross USA:

$2,197,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,800,778
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ROMP, UTV Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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