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Rang De Basanti ()


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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... See more »

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 20 nominations.
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Cast

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Daljeet 'DJ' / Chandrashekhar Azad
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Karan R. Singhania / Bhagat Singh
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Sukhi / Rajguru
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Aslam / Ashfaqullah Khan
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Laxman Pandey / Ramprasad Bismil
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Sue
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Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
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Mr. McKinley
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Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
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Mrs. Rathod
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Rajnath Singhania
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Mitro / DJ's Mother
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Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
Lekh Tandon ...
DJ's Grandfather
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Rahul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Defence Minister Shashtri
Asif Ali Baig ...
Officer
Abhishek Banerjee ...
College guy in audition
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Manmath nath
Pravishi Das ...
Journalist
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Batukeshwar Dutt
Manmeet Singh ...
Taxi driver at the airport
Vijai Singh ...
Bhagat Singh Audition

Directed by

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra ... (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

Written by

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Renzil D'Silva ... (screenplay)
 
Prasoon Joshi ... (dialogue)
 
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra ... (screenplay) (as Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra)
 
Kamlesh Pandey ... (story)

Produced by

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Adam Bohling ... executive producer
Deven Khote ... co-producer
Guruprasad M. ... line producer
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra ... producer (as Rakeysh O. Mehra)
Zarina Mehta ... co-producer
Ram Mirchandani ... associate producer
Shyam P.S. ... executive producer
David Reid ... executive producer
Ronnie Screwvala ... producer

Music by

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A.R. Rahman

Cinematography by

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Binod Pradhan

Film Editing by

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P.S. Bharathi

Editorial Department

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Ken Metzker ... digital intermediate colorist
Varma Raghunath ... Senior Conformist
S.N.V. Ramana ... Senior Conformist

Casting By

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Elaine Grainger

Production Design by

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Samir Chanda

Art Direction by

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Samir Chanda
Chetan Pathak

Costume Design by

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Lovleen Bains
Arjun Bhasin

Makeup Department

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Avan Contractor ... hair stylist
Vikram Gaikwad ... makeup artist
Fae Hammond ... makeup artist
Serina Texiera ... makeup designer (as Serina Tixeira)

Production Management

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Sachin Agarwal ... location production manager
Gaurav Dhingra ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Akhil Bali ... assistant director
Paran Bawa ... third assistant director
Lakshmipriya Devi ... first assistant director
Joe Geary ... first assistant director
Nitin Gupta ... third assistant director
Neha Kaul ... third assistant director
Arjun Mathur ... second assistant director
Jay Oza ... trainee assistant director
Nidhi Padda ... assistant director
Sunil Pandey ... first assistant director
Archit Patel ... trainee assistant director
Shwetabh C. Varma ... second assistant director
Mick Ward ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Manish Baba ... assistant art director
Kishen Dagar ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Tarun Bhandari ... dialogue editor
Vikram Biswas ... sound effects editor
Debajit Changmai ... assistand sound engineer/mixer
Sajjan Choudhary ... foley artist
Baylon Fonseca ... foley editor / sound effects editor / supervising sound effects editor
Prakash Gupta ... pre-mix
Nakul Kamte ... sound designer / sound mixer
Ashraf Khan ... boom operator
Vijay Kumar ... foley artist
Karnail Singh ... foley artist
Sreejesh ... assistant sound re-recording mixer

Visual Effects by

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Ritesh Aggarwal ... digital compositor
Husseini Barodawalla ... digital effects artist
Sherry Bharda ... creative director
Brynley Cadman ... visual effects supervisor
Vinay Chuppal ... Flame artist (as Vinay Singh Chuphal)
Prakash D'Cunha ... digital effects artist
Deepal Dass ... compositor
Rang De Basanti ... visual effects artist
Sanjay Francis ... digital effects artist
Vee Jay ... visual effects (as Vasanthan)
Pankaj Khandpur ... creative director
Yateen Mahambrey ... compositor
P. Mohan ... visual effects artist
Sandesh Pai ... digital effects artist
Ashish Pradhan ... visual effects artist
Rohit Prasad ... visual effects
Rajiv Raghunathan ... senior digital intermediate producer
Satish Ratakonda ... flame artist
Shaikh Rizwan ... digital compositor
Bharat Sachdev ... digital effects artist
Sarika Salian ... senior compositor
Vishwas Savanur ... 2d supervisor
Piku Shahani ... visual effects coordinator
Manish Sharma ... visual effects artist
Chandrakant Shenoy ... digital matte painter
Aakash Shivdasani ... visual effects
Prasad Sutar ... visual effects supervisor
Shailendra Swarnkar ... digital compositor
Jayadev Tiruveaipati ... assistant digital intermediate colorist
Merchant Zahid ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Srinivas Chandran ... additional focus puller
Amol Gole ... still photographer
Rajiv Jain ... additional cinematographer
Virendra K ... assistant camera
Chandan Kowli ... assistant camera
Prashant Pednekar ... first assistant camera
Promod Pradhan ... second unit cameraman
Sunita Radia ... associate cinematographer
B.V. Ravi Kiran ... second assistant camera
Subhransu ... assistant camera
Ritu Wadhwa ... clap girl

Casting Department

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Mukesh Chhabra ... casting assistant
Hemant Gopal ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Urmilla Lal Motwani ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Mohammad Aslam ... playback singer
Blaze ... playback singer
Mohit Chauhan ... playback singer
K.S. Chitra ... playback singer
Naresh Iyer ... playback singer
Prasoon Joshi ... lyricist
Harshdeep Kaur ... playback singer (as Harshdeep)
Aamir Khan ... playback singer
T.R. Krishnachetan ... music programmer (as T.R. Krishna Chetan)
Madhushree ... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar ... playback singer
Daler Mehndi ... playback singer
Srinivas Murthy ... conductor: orchestra
A.R. Rahman ... playback singer
K.J. Singh ... song mix engineer / song recording engineer
H. Sridhar ... song mix engineer / song recording engineer

Other crew

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Ganesh Acharya ... choreographer
Devanshu Asthana ... production controller
Prakash Bharadwaj ... dialogue coach
Shyamali Dey ... assistant to director
Manoj Jadhav ... production assistant
Girish Johar ... marketing & distribution
Shikha Kapur ... marketing head
Alnoor Merchant ... website design
Vaibhavi Merchant ... choreographer
Neerja Narayanan ... production coordinator
Pranati Oza ... production coordinator
Prashant Pednekar ... follow focus
Soma Roy ... script supervisor
Raju Sundaram ... choreographer
Jack Warender ... set runner
Siddharth Gupta ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Lata Mangeshkar ... special thanks

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines A Generation Awakens. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • R.D.B. (India, Hindi title)
  • Paint it Saffron (United States)
  • Colour It Yellow (Europe, English title)
  • Colour It Yellow (World-wide, English title)
  • Colour It Yellow (United States)
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Runtime
  • 157 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Rang De Basanti is based on a poem written by Dushyant Kumar. See more »
Goofs During one of the flashback sequences - set prior to 1947, the historical characters are on a roof of a building. In the distance is another large building, and, on its roof, is a large satellite dish. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in No One Killed Jessica (2011). See more »
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Quotes DJ: There are only two ways to live life: Tolerate things the way they are... Or, take responsibility to change them.
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