Rang De Basanti

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rang De Basanti is a film of the 2006 production of India, written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film's cast includes actors like Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British Alice Patten. Made with 230 million Indian rupees, the film was shot in New Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan and Punjab.

Sue McKinley (Alice Patten), a young London girl, has long dreamed of making a film based on the memoirs of her grandfather, a member of the British force in India at the beginning of the Indian revolt for independence. Sue went to Delhi and with the help of its Indian corresponding Sonia (Soha Ali Khan) tries to find the actors who will play the role of early Indian revolutionaries.

The cast looks disastrous and Sue finally engage the band Sonia buddies Karan (Siddharth), Sukhi (Sharman Joshi), Aslam (Kunal Kapoor), Laxman Pandey (Atul Kulkarni) and DJ (Aamir Khan), the leader of the strip. But they are struggling to understand the motivations of their character, they who do not believe in the future of this corrupt country at all political levels.

In this country where nothing has really changed since Independence India, how can they believe in the commitment of those early revolutionaries? However, the interpretation of their character in the movie Sue and the dramatic event occurred at their friend Ajay (Madhavan), will get them to change completely and all will engage in a very dangerous fight. For their friend and to change their country and society of corruption and injustice they sacrificed their lives.

The film tells the story of a director of documentaries British who is determined to make a film on the strength of India, based on the diaries of her grandfather, a former officer of the army of British India. Just arrived in India, the woman asks five young to play in his film. The five men accept, but after the start of filming, their friend is killed in an accident with a fighter plane. The main cause of the incident appears to be linked to business government corruption. The event is losing all forms of lightheartedness to five young, and involves their transformation into men seeking revenge.

An idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to shoot a film about revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Azad Chandrasekhar and their companions, who are fighting for independence from the English Raj. Due to lack of funds, she recruit students of Delhi to star in her docudrama. Meet DJ, who graduated five years earlier but was still in the environment because it does not believe that the outside world has any interest in him. 

Karan, the son of industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who has with him a very conflicted relationship but continues to take hold. Aslam is a Muslim bourgeois who lives with Jama Masjid, poet and philosopher. Then there Sukhi, the youngest and has a single weakness: women. Laxman Pandey is the fundamentalist in the group, the only one convinced that politics can make the world a better place

Rang De Basanti begins as a kind of film and ends up being anything but the story of these kids love the fun that you encountered a cause that is worth to be fought to the end turns into pure entertainment. Rang De Basanti, literally Paint it Yellow or Colour it Saffron, respectively Color it in Yellow or paint it Saffron was an ancient motto anti-Brit that leads to understand the nationalist tone of the film, not necessarily romantic. 

The film criticizes the values ​​and corruption in India and is divided into two parts one, from the sepia tint, in the 20 years of British India, during the uprisings of Punjabi revolutionary Bhagat Singh. The other, in color, is set in contemporary Delhi, including college students. 

A film that examines the issues with sobriety that takes charge without ever entering in the emotional sphere of the characters. An objective view and sincere. The music is pleasant but not memorable. 
A must-watch different from the usual masala movie. Definitely a must see!

The distribution of the film has met with strong resistance from the Indian Ministry of Defence and by animal welfare groups because of the scenes of the film in which are shown respectively the use of a combat aircraft MiG-21 and a horse race, activities banned in India.

The film was released worldwide January 26th 2006 and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the BAFTA Awards in 2006. Rang De Basanti was also chosen as the official representative of India for Golden Globe and the Academy Awards in the category of best foreign films, although in the end was unable to enter the pink of nominations in any of the two awards.

Khalbali and Luka Chuppi, two tracks of the soundtrack, edited by AR Rahman and the rapper Indian Blaaze, which has received critical acclaim, were considered for the nomination for Academy Award. The film not only has been well received by critics and the public, but also had a considerable influence on Indian society. In India, the film has achieved excellent results in many of the ceremonies related to industry of Bollywood, including winning the Filmfare Award for Best Film.

Basanta Utsav a bouquet of five short stories of love, desire and relationships that are not interwoven but run parallely is a Bengali film Starring Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Swastika Mukherjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Tanusree Das directed by Ritabrata Bhattacharya. Holi celebrations, the Indian festival is the backdrop of the film.


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