Author: Amir Khan
Director/Composer/Na: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra/A.R. Rahman
Publisher: Sony & BMG
ISBN/UPC (if available): 88697 06969 9
Rang De Basanti is a story about the youth of India today. A young, London based film – maker chances upon the diaries of her grandfather, who served in the British Police Force in India during the freedom struggle. Excited about these memoirs; she makes plans to shoot a film on the Indian revolutionaries mentioned in the diaries. She comes down to Delhi, and casts a group of live friends to play the pivotal roles of these revolutionaries.
However, products of modern India, the five youngsters initially refuse to be part of the project, as they don’t identify with these characters from the past. Not surprising, considering that they have part of a generation of Indians that believes in consumerism. To them issues like patriotism and giving ones life for one’s beliefs is the stuff stuffy textbooks are made of. They would rather party than be patriots.
In the film both the 1930’s British India and the India today run parallel and intersect with each other at crucial points. As the film reaches its resolution, the line between past and present blurs, as they become one in spirit.
When a movie inspires and moves more than a billion people.
"It becomes more than a movie, it becomes a movement."
“A compelling and admirably brave piece of political Bollywood cinema…”
- Time Out London
“A rare gem… Rang De Basanti breaks the mould by offering something more sophisticated than the standard musical melodrama”.
“A largely successful attempt to push the Bollywood envelope…”
“One of the Greatest Films of the Decade”
- Sunday Mid Day
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3. Promos of Songs
Starring: Amir Khan
Director: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra
Music: A.R. Rahman