Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Rang de basanti - The review

Yes, yes!!! I do know that almost every other Ram, Shyam and Geeta of the blogosphere have reviewed the movie. But what the heck! This is my private space and I shall bloody well write what I want to. And dear Aamir would so feel insulted if he didn’t find mention in my blog. So at least for his sake, here goes—

For starters, lemme say that nobody in their right senses would give this movie a pass. This is by far one of the best Indian movies in a long while. Yessir, even better than your “Black” and “Page 3”.

Now for the story. Don’t worry; there are no plot-spoilers ahead. Me ain’t a sadist. Anyway, as all movie stories go, we start off all fresh and happy with a bunch of bindaas college-going boys. Life’s a merry ride for them until one day a gori kudi walks into their life and spins it all around.

DJ (Aamir), Karan (Siddharth), Sukhi (Sharmaan Joshi), Aslam (Kunal Kapoor) and Ram (Atul Kulkarni) are the five Sue Meckenzie (the gori mem) chooses to act in her documentary on revolutionary freedom fighters.

To say that they play their role to perfection would be an understatement. Perfect casting. Witty dialogues. Mind-blowing songs. Beautiful locales. The Indian feel. You name it and RDB has it. Not to forget Soha Ali Khan and Madhavan. They did complete justice to their roles. As did all the senior artistes appearing in cameos.

Now, in the course of making the documentary, things happen. Things that change their outlook on life. Things that make them realize their responsibility and stand up to them.

The director has handled controversial topics with great panache and sensitivity. This is a must watch for all Indians, patriotic or otherwise. And a must watch for all you teenage gals out there. Watch out for Sharmaan Joshi. He sure will melt your heart. Mine is just a lump of molten liquid right now

So what are you waiting for dearie. Quick, get moving. And do tell me how much you loved it. Till then...

Yours colorfully(rangeeli)

8 comments:

nivi said...

hey...
good one re.. i mean the review.. but i don have any clue about the movie... will post the commetn abt the movie during the weekend when i watch the movie....

bye....

lookwhosback said...

ya sure babe

Anonymous said...

well i don wanna start another review here. the movie was simply AWESOME. i wish i could do something about the condition of my motherland.... no more words to desceibe the movie... as for the review good one shilpa. do keep posting good reviews of great movies as it is helpful for people like me who dosent get much news abt bollywood. i do not want to miss out on films lke this. and ya as u said the director has handled controversial scenes brilliantly and it is a must watch for any one.

--sriram

Anonymous said...

i review is gud ra...will tell more abt it when i watch it...will watch it soon!

abishekravi said...

oh sure darling aamir wouldn feel bad if he did'nt he receive a mention in your private space your blog where you can bloody write anything..anyway too favourable a reviw for the movie from a critic like you..thats how much the movie has impressed you i guess..but then the star cast,your awesome foursome,dont think would have captured as many hearts as you think..may be not..some of my friends( not guys or the ones in between the two genders)were not really convinced..as for the review..no flaws wat so ever dudette..hit the nail on the head with the actors potraying their characters to perfection ,as close to reality as possible..hats offf to the director as well as you rightly pointed out

lookwhosback said...

darling aamir was delighted and personally thanked me for mentioning his movie in my blog.
and the awesome foursome sure captured more hearts than u can count.guess your friends have tastes as unconventional as urs ;-)
anywez thanks for the last few lines of ur comment

Anonymous said...

HEY.....SHIL...I SAW THE MOVIE ...IT WAS QUITE GUD...

Anonymous said...

....hmmm...i get to see more romance above over here....than what i got to see in RDB...betn maddy n soha....or even betn aamir "DARLING" n dat gori....
....sorry shilly...cudnt resist writing....