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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as Munna
as Raj Kamal
as Mili Joshi
as Mr. Joshi
as P.C.
as Steven Kapoor
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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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Dolby SR
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24 fps
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Music Label: Tips Music

Music Director: AR Rahman

Music Director: AR Rahman

Music Director: AR Rahman

Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Udit Narayan, KS Chithra

Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Udit Narayan

Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle

Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Shweta Shetty
Movie Connection(s):
Features: Kadhalan (Tamil)
Referenced in: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Hindi)
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 film was remade in Hollywood as Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

This was A. R. Rahman's first film with an original score, his previous Hindi scores being dubbed from his South Indian film scores.

Aamir Khan stopped attending the Filmfare Awards after the release of this film. He was upset that he did not win, or even get nominated for the 1995 Filmfare Best Actor award for his performance in the film.

Gulshan Grover's character, Steven Kapoor, is based on the noted Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.