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Tanisha Sethi



Tanisha Sethi


Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti

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Thank you Sarthak Agrawal for your question!! Though I am no expert in analyzing movies, I will try to answer this for you.

Rang De Basanti is a decade-old Award-winning movie. I, unfortunately, did not clearly remember the last scene. However, your question motivated me to have a look at this inspirational movie again.

For those, like me who have forgotten the movie, let me briefly describe what it was all about.

It was about a British filmmaker Sue who happens to visit India after having read her Grand Father’s diary and was inspired by it. Her grandfather had served as a jailer during the Independence movement. She wanted to make a film on the five Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, Shivaram Rajguru, Ram Prasad Bismil, and Ashfaqulla Khan.

The grandfather in the diary mentions that he has found three types of people in his life: Those who do not complain of anything and silently suffer. Next, those who die in anguish and finally the most influential people who die with smiles on their faces.

She finds her five protagonists and starts shooting the film.

However, during the making of the film, the protagonists start getting the feeling of patriotism in them for real. They begin to feel that instead of complaining about the system and wrong things happening in society, we should rather strive to be the change and fight against the system.

Hence the famous dialogue: “Zindagi jeene ke do hi tarike hote hai, ek jo ho raha hai hone do, bardaasht karte jao….ya phir zimmedari uthao usse badalne ki”

It is only during this time that the female lead Soha Ali Khan loses her fiancee Madhavan (a flight lieutenant) in an air crash. They find out that it was a defective aircraft. However, the Government was not ready to accept their mistake. These friends then decide to follow their principle and begin to fight with the system. In the process, they even kill a few corrupt officers.

They wanted to tell their story to every Indian and try to take over the AIR station. However, the sad ending was obvious.

Long story short, they end up giving up their lives fighting against the system as the Government proclaims them to be terrorist who has tried to take over AIR. All are shot!!

Finally, according to me, the meaning of the last scene is that even though they all die at the end, they successfully convey their story on the AIR. They were now real-life fighters who brought a change to the system. They were happy about their achievement and proved themselves to be true martyrs.

Last scene: Where Aamir khan was shot in AIR and he comes to the room where Siddharth was telling their story on the radio. After this scene, even Sid is shot.

Finally, Sue finds the third category of people in her reel heroes who die with smiles on their faces. They share a good laugh towards the end.

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