Saturday, January 28, 2006

Rang De Basanti - a Must Watch

Saw Rang De Basanti yesterday night at Naaz . Probably one of the better films I have watched for some time. A film that has got me thinking.'s review of the film is here :

(Warning: Reading further might divulge some plot details)

The film is different, because it starts off with an english filmmaker wanting to make a film on Bhagat singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and the revolutionaries, for which she comes to India and meets up with her friend(Soha Ali Khan), who introduces them to a group of college goers , which include Aamir Khan.The role of Aamir Khan is a shade similar to the one in Dil Chahta Hai, carefree , aggressive, but inside him there seems to be an aggression which will come off at the right moment.

Madhavan plays an IAF pilot, and the film concentrates on the crashes of MIG planes in India which is a big big issue, and has been attributed to higher levels of corruption, and one thing which has been responsible for the deaths of our best officers.

The first half of the film concentrates on the stories of the revolutionaries, in the film being shot, while the second half is more on how such a scenario could be possible in present day India. A great idea, and a film well made.

Atul Kulkarni is very good in his intense role, and gives a wonderful show of emotions that run through him. And the film of course is supported by some good cast which includes the like of Kiron Kher, Anupam Kher and Waheeda Rehman.

Honestly, a film that got me close to the country I belong to, but then, to be honest, it also questioned my own conscience, of leaving my home and coming to a foreign country . :)

A must watch.

1 comment:

Mumbai Guy said...

Do we really need some movie to wake us up? No doubt the movie was good but so are other movies. I was also impressed with movie Taxi 9 to 11 starring Nana and John A. The second part of movie had some really messages. But all we do is forget everything in a while. "All" includes me.