Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow) (2006)

Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow) (2006)

Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)




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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 21, 2009
Box Office: $2.0M

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as Daljeet AKA 'D.J.'

as Karan

as Ajay

as Amanullah Khan

as Ajay's mother

as James McKinley

as Laxman Pandey
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Critic Reviews for Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The simple-minded presentation ultimately makes it ring hollow.

Full Review… | May 5, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

An ambitious melding of history, politics, romance and patriotism within the parameters of a commercial Hindi movie.

Full Review… | February 6, 2006
Top Critic

Already a cultural phenomenon in India, this reformist melodrama by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra (Aks) uses razor-sharp technique and an eavesdropper's ear for dialogue to update the patriotic fervor of Bollywood's golden age.

Full Review… | February 2, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Mehra's Bafta-nominated attempt to combine political drama and traditional entertainment remains entirely compelling.

Full Review… | May 2, 2015
Radio Times

Accomplished and universally appealing, this is the way Bollywood films should be made.

Full Review… | February 21, 2006

The performances are fantastic, and as an ensemble they compliment each other beautifully.

Full Review… | February 7, 2006

Audience Reviews for Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)


While at first it seems like a tiresome succession of nice-looking music videos, not even caring to explain how the character can make that kind of film without money, it soon gets worse with a reprehensible message, openly advocating the use of violence to change the country.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Conflicting thoughts! As usual with Bollywood films, the pacing is a bit off, character development usually drags past what it needs to be to get the point across. However, the acting was top notch, artistic direction was excellent and the story (or stories) was thought provoking though it starts to fall weak near the end.


Kinda bolywood version of v for vendetta. A politic movie aims developing public awareness. First one and an half hours of it is unnecessarily long. And oh boy, Indians are dancing, even in political films. I'll watch an Indian documentary as soon as possible. Look the lion is eating baby zebra...chik chik chikki chik chiki chik... *tune begins**dancers appear*

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