Saturday, February 18, 2006

Rang De Basanti

Few films that have come out in the last 5 years have moved me like this film has. It is an Indian movie that is getting a lot of critical acclaim and currently has an 8.6 rating on IMDB. It begins with an english filmmaker who wants to make a film about India's revolutionaries. She is the granddaughter of an English soldier who wrote about these rebellious leaders in his diary. Her dream to make this film was ruined when her boss cancelled the project. She was very determined though, so she still went to India by herself.

This film is not about her though, it is about India, both past and present. It's about the youth of India and their future, the troubled government, and it's about their culture. You feel every aspect of India's beautiful culture shine in this movie. The acting in this movie is incredible, I can't say enough about it. It does so many things right from a filmaking perspective. The unique editing, and cuts between the past and present were flawless. The soundtrack was a little off in some places, but were great for most of the scenes. I don't want to give too much away but this is one that I want everyone to see till the end. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and if you're like me, it will touch your soul. A modern masterpiece.


posted by psychobabbler @ 4:07 AM