Rang De Basanti (Paint it Yellow)
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A young, London based filmmaker chances upon the diaries of her grandfather, who served in the British police force in India during the freedom struggle. Excited about these memoirs, she makes plans to shoot a film on the Indian revolutionaries mentioned in the diaries. She comes down to Delhi, and casts a group of five friends to play the pivotal roles of these revolutionaries. However, products of modern India, the five youngsters initially refuse to be part of the project, as they don't identify with these characters from the past. Not surprising, considering that they're part of a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The simple-minded presentation ultimately makes it ring hollow."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"Accomplished and universally appealing, this is the way Bollywood films should be made."
‑ Jaspreet Pandohar, BBC.com
"An ambitious melding of history, politics, romance and patriotism within the parameters of a commercial Hindi movie."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Already a cultural phenomenon in India, this reformist melodrama by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra (Aks) uses razor-sharp technique and an eavesdropper's ear for dialogue to update the patriotic fervor of Bollywood's golden age."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
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