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Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, History | 26 January 2006 (USA)
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.

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(as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

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Top Rated Movies #177 | Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Sonia / Durga Vohra (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
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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

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A Generation Awakens.


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26 January 2006 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

In India, the color of saffron represents sacrifice. When someone says, "Main rang de basanti", ("paint me saffron") it means that person is ready to be sacrificed for a great cause. Saffron is also a predominant color in the movie. 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 »

Quotes

Ajay Rathod: [Enters the room where Sukhi, Aslam, Sue, Sonia, Sid, DJ just finished watching the documentary] Hey guys Whats up?
[Everybody is silent, with teary eyes- from the impact of their documentary]
Ajay Rathod: Uh-huh... Did someone die?
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Connections

Spoofs Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Pathshaala (Part 2 - 'Be a Rebel')
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by BlaaZe, Naresh Iyer and Mohammad Aslam
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Simply amazing performance by all, especially Aamir
27 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Aamir strikes back guys. Its the movie of the year. Simply amazing performances by all. Though i felt that the movie dragged just a little bit in the beginning, the second half was amazing. The movie begins in a very light manner and gets takes a serious turn in the second half. It basically tells a story of how truly normal students get ready to even risk their lives in their fight against the system. The performance of Soha Ali Khan was better than I had expected. I specially loved the manner in which the historic events were shown. A truly amazing transformation of normal college students into rebels. Miss it and you will regret it.


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