As RDB gets nominated for the Oscar, I am left to think – is this the best of Indian movie making?
For some reason or another, I just dislike Rang De Basanti. As a movie which says, “It is time to make a decision and accept the consequences,” it is great! But, this movie is for the intelligent only. Most of us tend to believe that the movie is about “doing something” and so it is “bold.”
The movie turns from good to bad as soon the protagonists decide to kill the home minister. It frequently is said that this part of the movie is not important. I might agree, but it is exactly why I dislike the movie. It is such a wasted opportunity in what is otherwise a good movie.
If “doing something” is the essence of the movie, I think Yuva or Swades are significantly bolder. Both of these movies show that you need to get into the system to solve the problems. It is bolder if you can change the system – one or two people who are killed are not the makers of the system.
Is RDB one of the best Bollywood movies? Does not even get close …