Rang De Basanti completes a decade: A look back at the Aamir Khan film
Aamir Khan brought a revolution in Hindi cinema with his film 'Rang De Basanti', which not only inculcate patriotism among the viewers, but its songs also made the country drool over them. The movie has completed a decade, but the essence is as fresh as it was back then. Starring Kunal Kapoor, Siddhanth, Sharman Joshi, Soha Ali Khan and Alice Patten, the film was directed by Rakeysh Ompreaksh Mehra.
The team of 'Rang De Basanti', including Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, will on Monday get together to unveil a book which has the screenplay of the movie, which completes a decade since its release.
Seen in this picture from Left-to-right: Siddhanth, Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Sharman Joshi.
UTV Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Films will celebrate the decade mark of the film with a screening for the entire cast and crew of the film here. At the event, the screenplay book of the film will also be launched.
A still from the movie. Actress Alice Petten, who was also a part of the movie, played Aamir Khan's love interest in the film.
'Rang De Basanti' splashed colours of patriotism while narrating the story of a group of youngsters and how they are drawn towards leading a freedom movement after independence. The twist in the tale was the smooth transition from past to the present and back. The film brought forward a flashback to the freedom struggle about how freedom fighters like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan and Rajguru continue to inspire youngsters.
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in a conversation with his crew member.
According to a source, Aamir, who is shooting for his upcoming film 'Dangal' in Delhi, will specially fly down to attend the reunion.
Aamir Khan riding a horse in the film.
Aamir Khan and Soha Ali Khan dance on the song Apni toh Pathshaala. The song became an anthem at that time. It was shot at the Nahargarh fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
'Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is also expected to be a part of the press conference. And a grand party at Mehra's residence is also on the anvil post the conference," said the source.
Cameraman Binod Prasad snapped on top of Jaipur while rolling for the film.
The songs of the film were also very fresh, energetic, catchy along with melodies like 'Tu bin bataye' and 'Luka chuppi', and the power-packed title track.
Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Siddhanth in one frame.
"Rang De Basanti" turned out to be the most impactful and poignant film for UTV Motion Pictures, which has worked across several projects with both of them over the last decade.
Kirron Kher, who played the role of Aamir Khan's mother, in a still from the film.
The film garnered both critical acclaim as well as commercial success. It bagged the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in addition to various popular awards of the country.
Sharman Joshi, Soha and Alice in a light hearted scene from the film.
The movie was also nominated for the Best Film (non-English language) at the 2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.
The film also featured Nihangs marched on while the camera was rolling.