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Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, 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 extremist 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 #196 | Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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 Lekh Tandon ... DJ's Grandfather
Cyrus Sahukar ... Rahul
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Storyline

A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who graduated five years ago but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey, the fundamentalist in the group, the only one who still believes that politics can make the world a better place ... Written by fish_wow6

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Generation Awakens.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Punjabi | English

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colour It Yellow See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,666, 29 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,197,331, 2 April 2006
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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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Trivia

Rani Mukherjee was the first choice for Soha Ali Khan's role. See more »

Goofs

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

Karan: Dad, please don't start this lecture.
Rajnath Singhania: SMS Generation! Say four lines, and they call it a lecture!
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Connections

References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Khoon Chala
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Mohit Chauhan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant
28 January 2006 | by surajwmuSee all my reviews

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Cannot believe that such a movie could be made in Hindi cinema.Complete Kudos to the screenplay,director,actors and the whole team for producing such a brilliant movie.

It would be a mistake according to me not to support such movies and label them as preachy or patriotic movies for mocking reasons. Reality is it is a sensible movie which talks to all walks of life.

The balance between ideologies,reality and humor has been taken care off in the most spectacular manner; never making the audience feel small,blamed or negative.

The characters are very real and they do make a lot of sense. The issues that have been touched are topics which we choose not to talk about or act on but at the same time it is no lecture and the light heartedness of the college environment makes you feel nostalgic and calm.

The movie is all about hope. Once again awesome job to the rang DE bas anti team! Peace


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