Seen Movies

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Rang De Basanti

Oh! This one must appear in my books of movies seen! Otherwise, I better stop writing this blog.

A must watch movie! Especially, by any person who "feels" for our mother nation. I do not wanna give away the details of the movie, yet, I need to pen it down.

Hence, after a few blank lines, I will resume.

CAUTION: Don't read the following if you haven't watched the movie. Its a give away!


The movie starts with an English girl, Sue (Alice Patten. oooh!), who comes to India to produce a documentary on British-ruled India and India's freedom struggle, based on her grandpa's diary. She takes the help of her friend Sonia (Soha Ali Khan). During their struggle for accruing the proper cast for the same, they come across this bunch of happy-go-lucky guys. Alice sees her heroes in them and the movies goes on to show how she persuades them to come into this venture.

It treads along a very realistic, yet absolutely funny tracks till the mid, where it takes an absolute 90deg turn and gets real serious! Well, I am gonna hide the details from now. It portrays a different kinda freedom struggle that the today's India is fighting against, and how it correlates to what we've been through with the British.

Other factors

Many a good stories have been killed by bad rest-of-the-factors. In this case, all factors have been real impressive! The cinematography is brilliant, the screen is always rich and vivid in colors.

Attention to detail? Mind blowing! (Well, here is a tiny blooper that I noticed: Towards the end of the movie, Aamir drops Siddarth at his house in his Wrangler-ish jeep. He stops the engine for saying good-bye. When he turns his vehicle on, the radio continues to play normally. In most of the vehicles, such peripheral electrical systems turn off for a while during the starting process and turns back on. But in our hero's car, it keeps playing.)

Now comes music. ARR. No more to say.

Some other features? As my buddy Javed, another RDB fan, said. "The on-screen chemistry of Madhavan and Soha is just amazing"!

In short, the movie and all the cast n crew delivered the punch, "short n sweet n deep"!


  • didnt read it...nee thaan spoiler warning kuduthaye...

    By Blogger Ajay, at 5:03 PM  

  • 4 blogs in ur kitty?? :-D coolio..and the way u keep praising my lone blog!!! :-)) makes me squirm in my chair ;-)

    By Blogger soorya, at 3:09 AM  

  • @ajay
    Left a return comment in your last blog

    Well, its not the count that matters. Its writing that matters! You write, I read, I like, I praise! Simple :)

    By Blogger Sreeram, at 6:56 AM  

  • hihihi...

    By Blogger Ajay, at 4:59 PM  

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