Aamir Khan movie poster of the cult Hindi film, Rang De Basanti (2006) for sale.
This is an actual surviving original Rang De Basanti poster of the blockbuster 2006 drama, which was written, produced and directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in prominent roles.
The phrase “Rang De Basanti” poetically interpreted implies, “Paint me with the colours of spring.” A revolutionary film, Rang De Basanti was released on the Republic Day of India, receiving worldwide critical acclaim and delivering an unforgettable social impact.
Upon release, Rang De Basanti broke all opening box office records in India. It was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for a Bollywood film.
Rang De Basanti won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film, The Filmfare and IIFA Award for Best Film; and was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2006 BAFTA Awards. It was chosen as India’s official entry for the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, making this Aamir Khan movie poster, highly collectible.
Printed and circulated before the original first release of the film in 2006, this Rang De Basanti movie poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
Superstar Aamir Khan is seen prominently in a large photographic still at the center of this Rang De Basanti poster. In smaller still photos, British actress Alice Patten, Soha Ali Khan and Sharman Joshi are seen on his left, while Siddharth Narayan, Kunal Kapoor and Atul Kulkarni are seen on his right in this Rang De Basanti movie poster.
In the title of the film, the words “Rang De” appear in white, whereas the word “Basanti” is seen prominently in colour. The subtitle of the film below reads, “a generation awakens,” giving away the strong social reform theme of the film. The background of this Aamir Khan film poster features a colourful graffiti wall on which several messages appear spray painted such as “Inquilab” (revolution or uprising), “Mera Bharat Mahan” (India is great), “A Generation Awakens,” “Live life stop analyzing it,” “Jai Ho” and “Bhangra Rocks.”
The soundtrack of the film composed by A.R. Rahman became a rage throughout the nation at the time of the film’s release, earning an Academy Award nomination. Songs like “Rang De Basanti” sung by Daler Mehndi, “Masti Ki Paathshaala” and “Roobaroo” are still fondly remembered and played till today.