The Rising (Mangal Pandey)

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This period epic is a tale of friendship, love, loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Indian Mutiny of 1857. It centers on the friendship between an Indian soldier and British commander William Gordon.

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Critic Reviews for The Rising (Mangal Pandey)

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Audience Reviews for The Rising (Mangal Pandey)

  • Feb 18, 2008
    An interesting movie that centralizes around the friendship between two individuals, one Indian and the other British, during British colonial India. Mangal Pandey saved William Gordon's life, and the two become good friends. Exhausted by many years of cruel tyranny, an uprising begins in search for freedom. Great cast- Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Amisha Patel, and Toby Stephens. Worthy!
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2008
    It was beautifully shot, and the message was a positive one. Unfortunately, I have a lot of gripes that prevent me from thoroughly enjoying it. For instance, the voice over narration, which was probably there for an illiterate audience who didn't speak a word of English, felt like it was telling me things I either already knew, or could easily figure out. Many of the female characters were two-dimensional, and seemed to only be put in the movie to add a romantic arc and little else. A shame, seeing as the actresses involved, Amisha Patel and Rani Mukherjee in particular, were fantastic. The movie was fairly decent overall, but felt a little too "epic" for it's own good. It's lengthy running time could've been trimmed down quite a bit. The last twenty minutes, I have to say, are some of the best last twenty minutes I've ever seen in a movie, and that makes up for a lot of the gripes I initially had with it.
    Duncan R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2006
    Amazing! As a big fan or Aamir Khan's, I have to say, that this was probably one of his best movies. You learn a very wonderful message from this movie. I find it just great! The Hindi spoken by the English men was very amazing. I could see that it took a lot of dedication by just the fact that it took a couple of years to finish the film. I recommend it. A lot.
    Maryam T Super Reviewer

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