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Monday, February 20, 2006

The Rang de Basanti Conundrum...

I watched Rang De Basanti this weekend and was thoroughly disappointed. For all the hype and hoopla surrounding the movie...I found it to be rather hollow and lacking soul! There is an interesting debate my friend Magesh posts in his blog that I concur with...
http://nmagesh.blogspot.com/

The movie was definitely loaded with tons of the 'wow' factor: what with it being Aamir's next movie after Mangal Pandey, A.R.Rahman's rediscovered brilliance for a soundtrack and Alice patten donning makeup and reeling off dialogues in Hindi with great aplomb! The movie starts out portraying a motley gang of rather wasteful youth idling time and hanging out in very off-beat 'hang-out spots'. But, the manner in which Sue decides to stuff the extremely onerous task of starring as Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Ramprasad Bismil, Asfaqullah Khan and Lala Lajpat Rai down the throats of clueless young men is completely farcical and confounding! The sepia-toned scenes of the documentary however cleverly intertwined with the happenings in these young men's lives do not justify their acts, nor their complete lack of direction!

For further comments and views..refer to Magesh's blog and the comments posted. Do feel free to post yours and contribute to this arguement!
ciao...

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