The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director:

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra)

Writers:

Renzil D'Silva (screenplay), Prasoon Joshi (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Daljeet 'DJ' / Chandrashekhar Azad
Siddharth ... Karan R. Singhania / Bhagat Singh
Sharman Joshi ... Sukhi / Rajguru
Kunal Kapoor ... Aslam / Ashfaqullah Khan
Atul Kulkarni ... Laxman Pandey / Ramprasad Bismil
Soha Ali Khan ... Sonia / Durgavati Devi (as Soha Ali Khan Pataudi)
Alice Patten ... Sue McKinley
Madhavan ... Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod (as R. Madhavan)
Waheeda Rehman ... Mrs. Rathod
Anupam Kher ... Rajnath Singhania
Kirron Kher ... Mitro / DJ's Mother (as Kiron Kher)
Om Puri ... Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
Steven Mackintosh ... Mr. McKinley
Lekh Tandon ... DJ's Grandfather
Cyrus Sahukar ... Rahul

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Storyline

Sue comes to India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries.She is helped by her friend Sonia who introduces her to her friends Karan,Aslam,Sukhi and their head DJ.Sonia's fiance Lt Ajay Rathod also joins the gang when in town.Their gang always gets in trouble with a political member Laxman who opposes their western culture.After many auditions Sue decides to caste DJ and his friend's in her film.She also casts Laxman in a role thus ending his feud with the gang.All things are going well until Ajay dies in plane crash but manages to save everyone on board.The state minister declares that Ajay died due to his own negligence .DJ an his friends can't take shame given to Ajay by minister and decide to fight for justice.Where things will take ugly events due to political games. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Generation Awakens.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

screenwriter and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Rahman were reported to have chosen Aamir Khan to sing for one of the songs, though his recorded performance turned out to be more a poetic recitation. See more »

Goofs

During one of the flashback sequences - set prior to 1947, the historical characters are on a roof of a building. In the distance is another large building, and, on its roof, is a large satellite dish. See more »

Quotes

Aslam: [Reading Sue's hand] ... You're admirer will come in a black T-shirt and say...
DJ: [in the background wearing a black T-shirt] ...
[singing]
DJ: Sue kar mere mann ko kiya tune kya ishara.
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Connections

Referenced in Koffee with Karan: Episode #2.1 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Khoon Chala
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Mohit Chauhan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Simply Brilliant Story Narration!!
26 January 2006 | by baskinrobbins2005See all my reviews

I have watched this movie today on the Republic Day of India, and I was really left speechless with the movie. It ranks among the very best movies. The movie has brought out the best performance from each actor. The movie has a very realistic look to it. And to add to the credits for the movie, the direction and the camera angles are simply mind-blowing. I don't think anybody will be satisfied with watching the movie just once. I think the movie is simply EXCELLENT. All those of you who haven't watched it, please do so. The topic that the movie covers is very much relevant and is something that is going on these days in our country.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paint it Saffron See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$701,666, 29 January 2006

Gross USA:

$2,197,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,800,778
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ROMP, UTV Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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