25 years, 25 reasons to love 'Rangeela'
On Rangeela's 25th anniversary, here are as many reasons to love the film that made Urmila Matondkar a star, brought AR Rahman to Bollywood and captured the post-liberalization zeitgeist
Rangeela came at us in waves. First Rangeela Re landed on TV and everyone went crazy about Urmila Matondkar. Then, as song after wondrous song released, everyone was talking about A.R. Rahman and his first original Hindi soundtrack. Then Asha Bhosle, singing Tanha Tanha like she hadn’t aged since the 1970s. And finally, on 8 September 1995, Ram Gopal Varma’s film released, and people couldn’t get enough of Aamir Khan’s streetwise tough, or tapori.
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