Bhagat Singh got a trial, Karan, DJ, Suki and Aslam didn't. Was the irony intentional?
One of the finest movies I have seen in recent years 'Rang De' struck a chord somwhere. Perhaps it has something to do with having studied in the North Campus and hanging out with friends at unlikely places. Or then again DJ was the epitome of so many guys I knew at DU and JNU - a guy who is terrified to quit the campus where he is well known and face the world where he is a nonentity.
I could identify with a lot of things and stomach only so much - IHC a college (WHOA!) not to mention Pataudi's Palace a ghar. To be honest I didn't see the twists coming and that by itself is a big plus. Add to that the lack of melodrama and the fact that Aamir did not hog the camera. Now if this had have been a Sharukh Khan or a Kamal Hassan movie, Sukhi and the rest would have been relegated to the wings as the slavering sidekicks. Aamir is a fine actor - so is nearly everyone in this movie.
"Take No Survivors"
Apparently such an order is illegal even in the Defence Forces let along the Rapid Action Force. Code Red be damned a junior officer can refuse to follow such a command and yes, he won't be court-martialled. Also the bit about political prisoners having to be provided with newspapers still holds true.
For a more detailed review check out JAM Ed's take Here