yet another review

well, the title sort of says it all….i am going to bore you guys with yet another review of Rang de basanti.

FINALLY! i got to watch the movie. Too much has been written about the last half hour or so of the movie, but here are my impressions:

1. Yes, if there is a way, our scandalous politicians MUST be killed. These people are so used to manipulating the system, that I do not even remember even one time that a politician implicated in a crime/scandal has been punished. Just take a look at all the people in bofors scam or laloo, who is the railway minister, or jayalalitha. Take more recently, Natwar singh, the only thing he did was resign. now, the whole iraq scheme is put under the covers, the media has forgot it, the gorvernment is happy that the media has forgotten it. This simply has to stop. Our politicians have to be made accountable to someone which is the aam janta of the country.

2. The second thing about the movie that impressed me was it actually potrayed the youth perfectly. Unlike other such college movies like KKHH or some of the mushy college stories, there was some truth in the way people in the movie were having fun (we sure had the same experience of fun in college, beer, and eating live we have never eaten in punjabi restaurants….)…but apart from this, I sincerely believe that in each of ours life, there comes a moment that changes our life. I mean, we change so completely that we cannot recognize ourselves from yesterday. This maturity is due to some event which changes our prespectives of life. This was wonderfully depicted in the movie, when the protagonists believe that they have to do something to change the place they live in while arguing a while ago that is desh ka kuch nahin hoga.

3. This film also touches upon an important ascpect. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY of we, as the youth of the country in the day to day affairs of the country. Most of us, always crib that this is not good, that is below world standards, but none of us do anything about it. Most of us complain about corruption, but when our time comes to go to the passport office, or if we are caught speeding, without license etc, we ourselves pay up to the police to get our work done. One more point is, how many young politicians are there, how many of us, decide that we take things in our hand, instead of blaming the policy makers, we make the policy. This film touches this responsibility towards our country that we owe.

4. The music. A.R.Rahman is just GOD. Not only the songs, but the background score in each and every scene of the movie just so well gelled with the scenes. I tapped my foot all through the movie….just brilliant music by the GOD himself.

5. The photography and screenplay. The film depicted two phases so very well. There were chances that the director could have lost the plot and stayed in the history phase a little longer and make it a little boring, but the past and present were weaved in so beautifully that we were at both the ages at the same time. The photography, and everything related to it was awesome. There was no song that seemed out of place and neither did it slow down the pace of the movie.

6. The casting. Everybody did an awesome job. The director actually did well by not being cliche and making aamir the hero and the others the side-kick. Soha ali khan is a natural actor. For me, however, the pick in the movie was siddarth. He oozed style in each and every scene, and made his presence felt even though he was the quietest member of the group.

All in all, one heck of a movie.

Now, if anyone asks me, hey Kaushik, why PhD man, why dont you go for a job after masters, i have my answer:

“Inside the campus, I make life dance, outside the campus gates, life will make me dance….
and i make people dance…..(i am a horrible dancer anyways!!)”….thnx to amir khan

so if anyone had the time and patience to read this far, please click on the comments section below 🙂

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  1. #1 by Paurna on February 13, 2006 - 5:48 am

    hey kaushik, i had the patience to read ur review and hence clicked on the comments sections.well u pretty much said what everyone else said but u presented it in a different manner.i liked that.nothing more dude.u and all other bloggers have pretty much said everything that i had to say bout the movie and hence i will refrain myself from talking bout the movie.

  2. #2 by Neema! on February 13, 2006 - 12:06 pm

    Ok, I ve been reading the reviews for quite sometime now, I guess I should just go and watch this movie!I think I ll paste this link in my blog instead of writing a review?! 😉

  3. #3 by RR on February 14, 2006 - 6:01 am

    Reason for taking up a PHD is very valid. I feel people who do take up PHD seriously, have a genuine love for it. And what greater thing to do than following your love. And in the process if u can make others dance…well

  4. #4 by "super - galactica" on February 20, 2006 - 5:59 pm

    yea, i agree..
    finally some good hindi movies on the scene.. like RDB, sarkar!!
    (even bluffmaster, if I may add!)

  5. #5 by mona on February 20, 2006 - 8:37 pm

    tim lak lak de…tim lak lak de…
    i think you guys ae escapists just like how amir was in the beginning of the movie. that is why you liked his answer so much. if you wanna quench your thirst f knowledge…PHD or what ever is fine. else you are a bunch of good for nothing losers!

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