I really did. There were long, drawn out drafts that went into every nitty-gritty of the plot, the acting, the music, the cinematography, the postprocessing, and it ended up sounding like a thesis, or worse, the script for a Crier’s announcement of his King.
I tried short versions, but they didn’t really convey what the film is about, or do anything other tha say, “Hey, it’s good.”
I know that while 99.99% of people who have seen Rang De Basanti have loved it — myself included — that there are a few for whom it is just not going to click. If you’re jaded with life, remember every action movie made in the 1980s very fondly, or are expecting everyone
in the film to shack up and get married to elaborate Farah Khan choreography, then be warned: you’re either going to dislike the movie, or it will change you completely.
This one is right up there with Lagaan.
Watch it now.