Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rang De Basanti

Saw Rang De Basanti on Friday night. The movie is phenomenal. Now there are few movies which hit you so hard that after watching the movie you shut your mouth and think "What am I doing?" This is one of them.
Movie is about few friends from Delhi University who have no aim in life, are real happy and masti marofy, no pain to anyone and just chill attitude. There is this girl who comes from UK to make a movie on Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Chandrashekhar Aazad and Ram Prasad Bismill. Because of low funds she hires them and tries to fit them in the Freedom Fighter's shoes. But the group is not able to relate to what the Freedom Fighters had done till something happens to one of their friends. This changes their lives completely. They now want to stand for a cause and fight for thier friend's lost image and identity. Doing this they also ask the nation's youth to question themselves as to what they are doing. I guess thats the mesage of the movie. They say "kuch dhamaka hona chahiye, tabhi log samjhenge aur jagenge" and they do the dhamaka and the nation awakens.
Aamir is DJ (Daljit Singh) and a Delhi University passout but still stays in the campus because he says "University ke gate ke is taraf DJ ki koi aukaat hai, DJ ko koi pehchanta hai. Gate ke us taraf koi aukaat nahi. University ke gate ke is taraf life ko hum chalate hain aur gate ke us taraf, life hum ko chalati hai" Sali kya baat boli hai DJ, tu cha gaya yaar!!! Ekdum god level baat. May be thats the reason I keep going back to IIT as much as I can. Who knows. Pata nahi.
Its full of fun in the first half and lots of gyan in second half.
In one of the scenes Aamir comes back from hospital after shocking incidents happen to him and his friends. He tries to eat food and the roti doesnt go below his throat. Phenomenal acting by Aamir Khan. I guess thats why he is where he is. Brilliant actor!!!
Soha Ali (Sonia) has done a great role too. Doesnt look like a new comer. Very comfortable and very matured as an actor, with that Sharmila Tagore look.
Excellent roles by Kunal Kapoor (Aslam), Sharman Joshi (Sukhi), Atul Kulkarni (Laxman Pandey), Madhavan (Ft. Lt. Ajay), Waheeda Rehman (Ajay's Mom), Anupam Kher (big shot businessman), Om Puri (Aslam's Father) and Kiron Kher (DJ's mom) but the surprise was Siddharth (Karan). Magnificent performance by him. In one of the scenes he gives a 500 rupee note to some arbit guy, his friend asks him why did he give the money, in reply he says "Baap ka paisa hai, pada pada saad jaata." Ha Ha Ha, saala kameena. Doesnt talk much, speaks through his eyes. Gave a slight touch of Ajay Devgun. Was great!!!
Alice Patten was great as Sue. Looks very pretty and very humble. RDB is not like other Hindi movies showing most of the "gori chamdi" as "kutta kameenas". She looked very sweet with that broad smile. :-) And also lots of colors of Punjab and north India thrown in, with excellent music. A movie everyone should watch.
I loved it.


Pallavi 8:09 AM, January 29, 2006  

I just saw it too.. Virdee. I agree with you.

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) 9:00 AM, January 29, 2006  

Thats one movie I have to watch- its next on my list!!

Vikram H 10:09 AM, January 29, 2006  

Thats one AWESOME movie! I too watched it yesterday!..Would love to watch it over and over again!

Raj 10:25 AM, January 29, 2006  

It is a great movie!!

tinku,  10:46 AM, January 29, 2006  

Bhai saab movie is already a hit in blogosphere. Ab to dekhni hi padegi!

By the way there is another kind of rang de basanti going on in Karachi...Salman BUTT, Imran FARhaT, Shahid Fuckridi, Kamran Fuckmal, Shoaib FucKhtar, Inzamam-ul-fuck and all the other fawkers getting fawked big time!!! Jai Irfan Pathan!! Rang de basanti!! =))


The Girl Who Sold The World 1:32 PM, January 29, 2006  

This was the fourth awesome review of this movie that I read in these past 2 days! Ab toh dekhni hee padegi. :D

Rohit Talwar 3:09 PM, January 29, 2006  

I saw it yesterday. its sooo moving! One of the most amazing movies I've ever seen. Awesome stuff.

Sayesha 12:50 AM, January 30, 2006  

I thought Sid was excellent too. Almost fell in love with him! Wasn't he there in the tamil version of Yuva?

Harshi,  2:04 AM, January 30, 2006  

Hey I agree about Siddharth. I liked him! :-) Had never seen him before. His restrained expressions were something. Loved him actually.

What a well put-together inspirational movie. Loved the way the songs meshed together with the storyline. And that proposal scene....gosh it touched my heart.

Kudos to everyone involved in the making. Fasicnating the way so many elements come together to make for a nice cinematic experience.

Eclectic Blogger 4:09 AM, January 30, 2006  

Yeah.. the movie was very good.. there were claps and all after the end of the movie in Boston theatre! Siddharth was awesome as u said.. but only next to Aamir..

@sayesha: Yes, he played Vivek Oberoi's role..

Anoop Sundaram 4:44 AM, January 30, 2006  

awesome movie!! somehow managed to get into the theatre on the first day!! sidharth was tooo good and simply loved the music and the re-recording by Rahman ... loved the way the movie was realistic... no cine style dance/songs and situations....... almost realistic!

Rays Of Sun 4:50 AM, January 30, 2006  

Me watching it on saturday:)

Sayesha 6:30 AM, January 30, 2006  

Yeah, here in Singapore too, there was thunderous clapping at the end of the movie!

Thanks for confirming the bit about Siddharth. I remember really liking him in the tamil version of Yuva too which I watched before I watched Yuva. Thank goodness for subtitles! :)

praveen 6:35 AM, January 30, 2006  

hey...that sounds like a kewl movie...too bad their not showing in the theaters now since aathi,saravanan and paramasivam (tamil movies) have taken up the indian movie slots..and they're full of crap!!!

Vikram 9:25 AM, January 30, 2006  

have to watch it some time.. couldn't go on sunday... probably will watch it in the new city.


Ash 12:15 PM, January 30, 2006  

it is one heck of a movie ....still haven;t retrieved from the effect of the the lose control film and its songs....

the thing about it is everybody has an equal role and all have done theri part so well it is the beauty of the film....
seems like half of blog world went to see RDB and posting reviews ....

i loved it too ....

trups 12:29 PM, January 30, 2006  

Abey tune story kyu bola?? Still, I cudnt help and read it :P
Good review :)

Anonymous,  1:37 PM, January 30, 2006  

awesome movie....saw it yday...a really good movie after such a long time in bollywood..finally....-d-

virdi 4:08 AM, January 31, 2006  

Pallavi>> :-) itsa great movie...

Roopa>> See it soon...

Vikram H>> sexy movie hai yaar...

Raj>> Yo man!!!

Tinku>> _|_

The Girl>> Jaldi ja...

Rohit Talwar>> Yes man ekdum hila ke rakh diya...

Sayesha>> He was great!!

Harshi>> Looks like u really loved the movie... :-)

Electic>> Aweeeeesome movie...

Anoop S>> Aweeeeesome movie...

Ros>> Ok... You will love it!!! :-)

Sayesha>> No one clapped in Madras but junta were quite while leaving the theater... Sanaata...

Praveen>> OH bad luck... dont worry when u see it you are going to get shocked...

Vikram>> Abe hero jaldi ja yaar...

Ash>> Khatarnak movie...

Trupsster>> Aaaila... Uuuuiiii Ma... Where did I tell the story??

D>> Yes yaar... Ekdum dhamaka movie...


trups 5:20 AM, January 31, 2006  

Abe when u say:
"Movie is about few friends... "
"There is this girl who comes from UK..."

aaaaand you did tell me the story didnt u?? Socho yaad karo... yaad aaya kuch?? :P

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