Rang De Basanti

Feature FilmReleased Hindi

Rang De Basanti

Dir.:ected by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Rated: U/A (CBFC) | 2h 37min | 26 Jan 2006


Sue McKinley is a British filmmaker who has been down on luck. But when she finds the diary of her grandfather, a jailer during the British regime of India, she learns about the Indian independence movement and five revolutionaries who made it possible. This inspires her to make a documentary and she travels to India, where she takes the help of her friend Sonia in order to make her vision come true. She casts Sonia's friends, DJ, Karan, Aslam and Sukhi, to play the parts of the revolutionaries, as well as Laxman Pandey, a fundamentalist political activist who is at odds with the group. However, through the course of filming, they begin to realise how much their lives parallel the characters they are required to portray.

Hindi, Urdu, English, Punjabi
Release Date
26 Jan 2006
Historical, Comedy, Drama
Sound Mix
Aspect Ratio
2h 37min
Censor Rating

Cast and Crew

Aamir Khan
as Daljeet 'DJ' / Chandrashekhar Azad
as Karan R. Singhania / Bhagat Singh
Atul Kulkarni
as Laxman Pandey / Ramprasad Bismil
Sharman Joshi
as Sukhi / Rajguru
Kunal Kapoor
as Aslam / Ashfaqullah Khan
Alice Patten
as Sue
Directed by
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Written by
Rensil D'Silva, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra,
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