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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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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

Randeep Hooda was offered Sharman Joshi's role. Randeep had to turn it down due to Ram Gopal Varma insisting Randeep not work in outside films, since Randeep was in a multi-film contract with Varma. 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

Mr. McHeneley: [voiceover] What is it about these boys that makes them have no fear? I think sometimes a person can be pushed so far that they reach a point beyond fear; a place where you find a strange peace, where you free yourself to do the right thing; because sometimes, that's the hardest thing to do.
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Connections

Referenced in No One Killed Jessica (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Pathshaala (Part 1)
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Naresh Iyer and Mohammad Aslam
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A must see for young India
26 January 2006 | by See 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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