Rang De Basanti
of Release : 2006
Language : Hindi
by : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
: 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.
: 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.