Rang De Basanti 2006 info:-
Rang De Basanti transl.Color it saffron; Hindi pronunciation is a 2006 Indian drama film written, produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and co-written by Rensil D’Silva. The literal meaning of the title is “Paint me with the colours of spring”. It featured an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles.
Made on a budget of ₹250 million (US$3.6 million), it was shot in and around New Delhi. Upon release, the film broke all opening box office records in India. It was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for a Bollywood film. The film was well received and praised for strong screenplay and dialogues.
A young, London based filmmaker 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 five 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.
Rang De Basanti 2006 Plot:-
The movie opens in Lahore, British India in 1931 with Bhagat Singh (Siddharth Narayan) reading the biography of Russian revolutionary Lenin as he is about to get hanged on the orders of the British government. The jailer, McKinley (Steven Mackintosh) begins with the proceedings to get Singh and his revolutionary friends hanged while they depart with a big smile making McKinley realize that he can kill them but cannot break their hopes of India’s freedom as they don’t care about their death. Years later McKinley’s granddaughter Sue McKinley (Alice Patten) comes across his diary.
Through the diary, she learns about the story of five freedom fighters who were active in the movement: Chandrasekhar Azad (Aamir Khan), Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru (Sharman Joshi), Ashfaqulla Khan (Kunal Kapoor), and Ram Prasad Bismil (Atul Kulkarni). McKinley, in his diary, states that he had met two types of people in his life, those who died without uttering a sound and those who died with lots of anguish, crying over their deaths. McKinley reveals that it was then that he met with the third kind – those who die with a smile on their face.
Having decided to make a self-financed documentary film about these revolutionaries, Sue travels to India, with the help of her friend, Sonia (Soha Ali Khan), from the Institute for International Studies at the University of Delhi.
After a few unsuccessful auditions in search of the actors, Sue finally casts Sonia’s friends, four young men – Daljit “DJ” Singh (Aamir Khan), Karan Singhania (Siddharth Narayan), Aslam Khan (Kunal Kapoor) and Sukhi Ram (Sharman Joshi) – to portray the revolutionaries. Please See More Information…..
Rang De Basanti 2006 Production:-
Rakeysh Mehra took seven years to research and develop the story, including three to write the script. While some raised doubts about his morale following the failure of his last film, Aks, at the box office, he retorted by saying that it would not affect him at all. He added that not only did his storytelling technique improve, but past mistakes had helped him improve his filmmaking abilities.
Rakeysh said the following in a scriptwriter’s conference conducted by the Film Writers Association in the year 2008, “I was making a documentary called Mamooli Ram, on Amul, the milk revolution with Kamalesh Pandey. We were sitting in a small hotel room in Nanded, drinking. We started singing songs, and we both realized we liked similar songs. And so Rang De Basanti was born. He was angry with the system, I was helpless with the system.
We wanted to do so much. But we really can’t do anything and it was born out of anger. He wrote a story called Ahuti, meaning sacrifice. Ahuti was about the armed revolution about India, between the years 1919 and 1931.
It started with Ashfaqullah Khan, Ramprasad Bismil, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, went on to Chandrashekhar Azad and so on. We had this amazing screenplay called Ahuti, which we had also termed as The Young Guns of India, which started with a train robbery, Azad on a horse and so on.
I said, “let’s do The Young Guns of India”. We were going to go on the floor, and suddenly there was a couple of film on Bhagat Singh made. But they came and went. Not because they were good or bad films, not because they were written badly or not written so bad. I’m not being judgmental about them. And this is very important: because they did not reflect the sentiment of today’s time. Nobody in the audience could identify with something which was past.
Rang De Basanti 2006 Casting:-
Aamir Khan agreed to act in Rang De Basanti immediately after reading Mehra’s script. Mehra described his character as a simple man with a strong sense of integrity and dignity. Khan, who would turn 40 during the shoot, lost about 10 kilograms (22 lb) with a strict diet and exercise regime to more convincingly depict a man in his late twenties.
Atul Kulkarni and Kunal Kapoor were publicly attached to the film by the time it was officially announced; Kapoor had been the assistant director to Mehra during the filming of Aks and was already familiar with the material Mehra had been developing.
Mehra gave Kulkarni biographies of Ram Prasad Bismil as preparation, including Bismil’s autobiography. Early rumors indicated that actors Arjun Rampal and Arjan Bajwa would be amongst the male leads, but these roles ultimately were filled by Sharman Joshi, Siddharth Narayan, and R. Madhavan.