[This post is about an Indian movie. Proceed at your own risk.]
“Rang De Basanti” is an over-hyped piece of tripe.
Whoa! I watched the movie last month with a friend and got a similar feeling when the damn thing ended. It was like watching a wheel that spun furiously but upon closer inspection one realized that the hamster was dead.
I joked that the director should have killed off the character of Aamir Khan instead of the air force pilot. Now, that would have made the movie more interesting. My friend didn't appreciate the humor. He said, "You're not an Indian! You don't understand the movie."
"Having a certain nationality is not a prerequisite for comprehending the silly movie." I didn't say that, I just thought it. The "passion" of RDB rubbed off on my friend but still, passion for what? Improving the nation by murdering politicians!?
The ending was quite shocking to me. The actions of the "heroes" and the "villains" made little sense. The good guys take over a radio station and broadcast their, ahem, logic, something they could have done before resorting to a couple of murders. Of course, the bad guys, the police, want to kill all the unarmed good guys.
Anyway, an unintentional piece of humor in the movie: Paathshala, the song, starts off with these lyrics: Lose Control! The movie had subtitles and the subtitle for those two words was, "Loose Control".