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Rang De Basanti Review: Shocking movie with strong climax

There are many actors in Bhojpuri cinema, but Khesari Lal Yadav stands out as a trending star. His films and songs always become hits on the internet. Recently, he has been in the spotlight for his upcoming Bhojpuri film 'Rang De Basanti'. This film has been controversial due to its title, but the controversy has now subsided, and the film has been released to positive audience reactions. 'Rang De Basanti' is showing in more than 250 theaters and features Rati Pandey and Diana Khan in important roles alongside Khesari Lal.

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Release date 7 June 2024
Critic's Rating 4.8/5
Director Premanshu Singh
Cast Khesari Lal Yadav, Rati Pandey, Diana Khan
Duration  174 minutes

Story Overview

Produced by Roshan Singh and co-produced by Sharmila R Singh, 'Rang De Basanti' is directed by Premansu Singh. The story, rich with patriotism, depicts the struggles of a family across three generations who prioritize their love for the country above familial and emotional bonds. Premansu Singh has intricately woven a narrative that challenges the audience's expectations of Bhojpuri cinema, culminating in a powerful climax that deeply moves viewers.


Khesari Lal Yadav’s performance is a standout. Known for his trending presence, he impresses with a unique and captivating style, especially in his action sequences. Rati Pandey, a well-known TV actress, makes a strong debut in Bhojpuri cinema, bringing charisma and flair to her role. Bollywood actress Diana Khan also debuts in this film, delivering a noteworthy performance that captures the audience's attention. The supporting cast, including Raj Premi, Aamir Sarwar, Amit Tiwari, Samarth Chaturvedi, Prakash Jaish, Jyoti Kalash, and Sanjay Mahanand, also deliver excellent performances.

Music and Direction

The music of 'Rang De Basanti' is exceptional, featuring voices from renowned singers like Kailash Kher and Richa Sharma. This film marks the first time singers like Daler Mehndi, Kailash Kher, and Richa Sharma have contributed to a Bhojpuri film, adding significant appeal. The music directors Om Jha and Krishna Bedardi, along with lyricists Pyare Lal Yadav, Arvind Tiwari, Rakesh Nirala, Dr. Krishna N Sharma, Krishna Bedardi, and Satya Savarkar, have crafted melodious tunes that enhance the film’s narrative. Additional singers such as Kalpana, Indu Sonali, Priyanka Singh, Jitesh Shankar, Sandhya Sargam, and Ankita Mishra Parab contribute to the vibrant soundtrack.

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Directed by Premanshu Singh, 'Rang De Basanti' is presented in a unique and engaging manner. Singh’s direction and cinematography bring the story to life, delivering a meaningful message with simplicity and sensitivity. He ensures that all characters are given equal importance, creating a well-rounded and dynamic film.

'Rang De Basanti' sets a new benchmark in Bhojpuri cinema, offering both entertainment and a social message. Despite early controversies, the film is receiving positive feedback from audiences and helps to elevate the perception of Bhojpuri films by moving away from themes of obscenity.