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Rang De Basanti

Year of Release  : 2006

Language            : Hindi

Directed by         : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Cast                     : Aamir Khan, Alice Patten, Siddharth Narayan, Kunal Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Sharman Joshi

This is the most recent film to feature in this list. The story is about some young people getting changed from ordinary let-it-be-like-that mentality to that of determination and courage. It has one of the most inspiring stories ever to touch the silver-screen. With Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra's brillinat direction, A. R. Rahman's music which ranges from soul stirring melodies to peppy numbers, life-like acting by all stars and the thorough script, we are assured that the era of quality films in bollywood is not yet over. The style of presentation which amalgamates India's struggle for freedom and today's Indian youth's struggle for correcting the 'system' is a class apart from its counterparts in the same age. A fantastically jovial first half and a moody and inspiring second half, this film has something or for everyone.

Best Scene         : It is really difficult to choose the best scene out of a movie with so many fantastic moments. I thought really hard on it and atlast settled with one which comes pretty early in the film. In fact it is one scene which ends in the film's title. It shows hanging of Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. At the start of the events there is Bhagat Singh's legendary words to the jailer McKinley who came to take him to the gallows: "Please wait a while, a revolutionary is having a meeting with another", referring to a book written by Lenin which he was reading. It is followed by the words that McKinley writes in his personal diary: "I always believed there were two kinds of men in this world; men who go to their deaths screaming; and men who go to their deaths in silence. And then I met the third kind...". The scene shows Bhagat Singh looking at McKinley with clear and fearless eyes. The music takes charge of the scene and after the hanging, the diary which contains these events being read by McKinley's granddaughter is shown as falling in sync with McKinley's watch and the scene culminates in the film's title. I guess the magic of the scene can't be explained.

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