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Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti
August 16, 2014

Modern Anthems

Text by Shashi Baliga

Verve looks at the Hindi movies which celebrate being Indian with their new take on nationalism
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Arjun Mathur, Actor, Assistant Director

Lucked Out

Text by Supriya Nair

Arjun Mathur steps out from behind the camera into the limelight
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Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood Actress, Saawariya, Delhi 6

Poised to Soar

Text by Sona Bahadur. Photographs by Vishesh Verma. Make-up by Vimi Joshi. Hair by Bhagyalaxmi

In a memorable line from the movie, Notting Hill, Julia Roberts tells Hugh Grant: ‘I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.’ Sonam Kapoor is a lot like that. A girl — pretty, earnest, determined – standing in front of moviegoers, asking them to love her. Verve discovers a girly exuberance beneath the grown-up attitude
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Binod Pradhan, Cinematographer

Shooting The Screenplay

Text by Madhulika Varma. Photographs by Akash Mehta

Unarguably one of the best cinematographers of our time, Binod Pradhan uses his camera like a paintbrush to create visuals of unmatched colour. His cutting-edge imagery in the much-applauded Rang De Basanti trasnports you into the fevered and furious heart of the film. The consummate, yet extremely shy Mumbai-based artiste gives Verve a rare peep into his private and professional frames
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