Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow) (2006)
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Critic Reviews for Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)
An ambitious melding of history, politics, romance and patriotism within the parameters of a commercial Hindi movie.
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.
Mehra's Bafta-nominated attempt to combine political drama and traditional entertainment remains entirely compelling.
Accomplished and universally appealing, this is the way Bollywood films should be made.
Audience Reviews for Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)
This is such an amazing film. It's more than a film. It's a cinematic masterpiece. It engages brilliantly with themes of corruption, independence, patriotism and loyalty. Rang De Basanti focuses on the young British female-maker Sue who travels to India to make a film about Indian Revolutionaries. She casts five young men in the roles and whilst they are initially hesitant, they grow more and more into the roles until they become revolutionaries themselves. They fight for freedom from their oppressive families and their oppressive culture. This was a really interesting backdrop for the film. Stylistically the film is also brilliant. The main narrative is interspersed with flashbacks showing the original Indian revolutionaries. Read my full review here: http://goo.gl/UCWzZ6
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.
A fascinating look at how a few attempt to embody the ideals of the past. I think their portrayal of a triumphant rebellion wasn't perfect, since it seemed they were simply acts of terrorism.
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