Rangeela Re

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I am watching the movie ‘Rangeela’ on Sahara One. I love this movie… it is significant in many ways:

  • The first time I watched it was in a theatre at Abu Road. I studied in a convent at Mt Abu (a hill station in Rajasthan). In 7th std we went for a picnic to Gurushikhar. The bus broke down on the way back and we walked it till an army bus gave us a lift. On reaching the hostel in the evening we were exhausted but the thought of watching a movie sounded refreshing. This is in those days when we barely watched TV.. maybe one hour per week… movies were watched only on CDs on Sundays (once a month)… I had not even heard of ‘Rangeela’ but didn’t care. I loved every minute of the movie.
  • ‘Rangeela’ set a trend in terms of fashion… clothes and make up. It launched Manish Malhotra and re-launched Urmila’s career. Audience took notice of her as a ‘sex symbol’ for the first time. I wouldn’t be surprised if she got some plastic surgery also done.
  • Staying in Mumbai I can totally understand Aamir’s character. People are that Bindaas and take pride in this city… the reason beats me…
  • Anyone remember ‘Philips Top 10’???… the show on TV (I think Zee Tv) with countdown of songs every week hosted by Satish Shah or Shafi Inamdar. The songs of Rangeela were at the top for months… ‘Tanha Tanha’… and for the first time it was ok to watch a hot female in a see through nightie running on the beach… with the family members


5 thoughts on “Rangeela Re

  1. Staying in Mumbai I can totally understand Aamir’s character. People are that Bindaas and take pride in this city… the reason beats me..

    Answer:People are too busy here.

    Rangeela was a trendsetter. I remember that song ‘Tanha Tanha’. Urmila’s first movie. Finally, the poor Aamir got the girl, not the rich Shroff. It rarely happens in real life.

  2. Because for the first time sensuality wasn’t obscene and fantasy wasn’t portrayed unrealistically. I so adore munna’s lines ‘Life main na settle ho jane ko mangta hai’ OR opening line of the letter ‘Milli apun ja raha hai Milli’. Not because they are bindaas, but rather powerful and concise.

  3. @ Sundeep: Some corrections…
    1) you don’t to be free to like your city. By the statement “People take pride in the city”… I meant that people live here like they own it… just like Aamir did in the movie.
    2) This was not Urmila’s first movie. She had acted in very forgettable movies before this.

    @ Howard: True!!!

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