Rangeela (1995)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 24 mins

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A street-toughened orphan by the name of Munna (Aamir Khan) is befriended by some kind folks, whose effervescent daughter Mili (Urmila Matondkar) soon grows to be his best buddy. Both gravitate toward the Mumbai movie industry. Mili finds occupation dancing in the background chorus of songs while Munna earns his livelihood selling movie tickets in the black market. Mili has ambitions of becoming an actress. Fortune favors her when she dances her way into a movie star's attentions. This actor, Raj Kamal (Jackie Shroff), arranges for her to be given a screen test for the heroine's role in his upcoming movie called Rangeela. Raj and Munna both fall in love with Mili, but Mili is too busy making the movie to notice. She starts spending a lot of time with Raj during the filming. Munna tries many times to tell Mili that he loves her, but he is unable to, or Raj gets in the way. Eventually, feeling inferior, Munna decides to leave Mili to Raj, who can give her a better life than he can. The matter is not resolved though, as Mili hears of this on her movie's opening night. She asks Raj to help her find Munna, which he does after realizing that Mili seems to love Munna and not him. How will this strange love-triangle play itself out in the end?

Cast: Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff, Urmila Matondkar

Crew: Ram Gopal Varma (Director), WB Rao (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 08 Sep 1995 (India)

Hindi Name: रंगीला

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Did you know? The audio of this movie was released in September 1995 by Rahman's mother, Kareema and the soundtrack proved immensely popular upon release. Read More
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as Munna
as Raj Kamal
as Mili Joshi
as Mr. Joshi
as P.C.
as Steven Kapoor
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Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Steward in Restaurant
as Pakya
as Make-Up Dada
as Mrs. Joshi
as Heroine Gulbadan
as Tough Guy at Shooting




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Feature Film
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Sound Mix:
Dolby SR
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Tips Music
Music Director: AR Rahman
Music Director: AR Rahman
Music Director: AR Rahman
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: KS Chithra, Udit Narayan
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Udit Narayan
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Shweta Shetty
When Mili comes to Munna's room to read over her lines, a poster for Commando is hanging on the wall over a bedside table, while a calendar is on the wall above the bed. Later in the scene, the calendar disappears and the poster has shifted to the left to take its spot.
The audio of this movie was released in September 1995 by Rahman's mother, Kareema and the soundtrack proved immensely popular upon release.

This movie featured special appearances by Aditya Narayan as Himself (singing in the song Yaei Re), choreographer Saroj Khan as Herself, and Remo D'Souza as a background dancer in the title song.

This movie received critical acclaim and seven filmfare awards in the year of its release. They were: Best actor in supporting role - Jackie Shroff, Best choreography - Ahmed Khan, Best Costume Designing - Manish Malhotra, Best Story - Ram Gopal Varma, Best Music - A R Rahman, the RD Burman Award - Mehboob, and a Special Jury Award - Asha Bhosle for "Tanha Tanha".

Madhur Bhandarkar, who worked as an Assistant Director for the movie, has a special appearance as Movie Producer P.C's Assistant.

Music Director A. R. Rahman's debut Hindi film with an original score, all previous Hindi scores were dubbed from his Tamil scores.

Gulshan Grover's character is an impersonation of noted Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. His character's name is Steven Kapoor, a Bollywood director who aspires to compete with Hollywood directors like Spielberg and Coppola.