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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

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.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was released globally on 26 January 2006, the Republic Day of India. See more »

Goofs

Approximately 66 minutes into the film, Kirron Kher's character Mitro says that Udham Singh killed General Dyer, the brigadier-general responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, but in reality he killed Michael O'Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of the Punjab in India. See more »

Quotes

Ajay Rathod: Laxman, you coming for the party, right?
Laxman Pandey: No... Some other time maybe.
Ajay Rathod: Hey come on. I'm leaving tomorrow.
Laxman Pandey: No, I'm not hungry.
Karan: Don't eat. But come.
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Connections

Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Episode #2.1 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tu Bin Bataye
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Naresh Iyer and Madhushree
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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More Than A Wake-up Call, A Thought Provoking Movie For Our Times
31 January 2006 | by skfazliSee all my reviews

If I wait any more to say all the things I want to say about this great soul-stirring movie I will never be able to say it.It is the best use of the film medium that I have seen in a long long time.Here in the west we have virtually abandoned good cinema.Where are our Capras,our Wilders, our Hitchcocks, our David Leans? We make trivia now that neither entertain nor enlighten.To put it very bluntly, we make utter trash.Good work in the world is being done elsewhere, especially in India where a Bhansali stretches the limits of cinematic expression, where a new Wilder emerges in the shape of Anees Bazmee, where Shaad Ali springs a surprise with a Bunty Aur Bubbly,where out of nowhere comes a Guru Dutt in the garb of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and takes us to a new level of awareness and self-discovery through cinema in a stunning masterpiece called Rang De Basanti.

I challenge anyone to name a film made anywhere in the last fifteen years or so to hold a candle to this one.It is simply awesome.As an entertainer it is superb, as purposeful film it goes even further.As a fearless, bold crusader for just causes it is beyond compare.The whole team deserves to be congratulated.

Apart from the tremendous contribution made by the writers and the director of the movie, the people who need to be singled out and applauded for the high quality of their work are Aamir Khan(his best role yet),Soha Ali Khan(who finally claims our attention with this role and is destined to be as distinguished as her mother Sharmila Tagore). Waheeda Rehman makes you feel that Guru Dutt is back directing her from heaven.Kirron Kher who is improving with every picture.And all the boys from Kunal Kapoor to Atul Kulkarni.All have turned in amazing performances.After Devdas and Munna Bhai MBBS, Binod Pradhan has once again shown that as an ace cameraman he is second to none.And what can you say about A.R. Rahman?This time he even sings like a pro.He is paired here for the first time with Prasoon Joshi who makes you think of Majrooh Sultanpuri.But before I forget, I must mention Alice Patten. She is a joy to behold.And she makes a great pair with Aamir.

The film does not have a single dull moment in it.It can be repeated again and again with increasing returns to the viewer.It is a crossover film and needs to be seen by every one in the world.Its publicity and promotion should be geared to that.It should be sent to every international film festival in the world and should be India's entry to the Oscars this year.


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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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ROMP, UTV Motion Pictures See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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