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Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)

Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow) (2006)

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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

Apr 21, 2009

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The simple-minded presentation ultimately makes it ring hollow.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comment (1)
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An ambitious melding of history, politics, romance and patriotism within the parameters of a commercial Hindi movie.

February 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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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.

February 2, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Accomplished and universally appealing, this is the way Bollywood films should be made.

February 21, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC.com

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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.
August 10, 2014
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