#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1857 AD. The entire Indian sub continent is ruled by a company. The British East India Company. The most successful business enterprise in history. The company has its own laws, its own administration, its own army. It controls the destiny of one fifth of humanity. Mangal Pandey – The Rising is an epic tale of friendship, betrayal, love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of what the British called the sepoy mutiny but which for the Indians was the First War of Independence. ‘Company Raj’ as it was known, had been plundering the country, treating the locals unjustly and causing widespread resentment. After a hundred years of subjugation, the Indian consciousness is rising through the revolutionary prospect of change and self-rule. During a fierce battle in one of the Afgan wars that the Company fought in the mid-century, Mangal Pandey, the heroic sepoy, saves the life of his British commanding officer William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Mangal and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending consideration of rank and race. The friendship is soon challenged by the introduction of a new rifle called the Enfield . The new rifle has come with a new cartridge which is rumored to be coated with the grease of cow and pig fat. The new cartridge has to be bitten before it is loaded, which ignites anger and resentment among the Indian sepoys. The cow is sacred to the Hindus, the pig forbidden to the Muslims. They will not touch such a kartoos (gun cartridge), it would defile them. Set in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, told across the divides of time, Mangal Pandey – The Rising tells the tale of friends, lovers and enemies, exploiters and exploited, and the growth and awareness of a man and a nation. It is a story of one man and his dream of freedom. This sweeping epic is based on real historical events, seen as a trigger for Indian independence
Plot: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer, William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending both rank and race.
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A magnum epic 4 years in the making
Kudos to Aamir Khan for the dedication he put into the production of The Rising, an unfairly over-hyped film, that sets out to deliver the story of Mangal Pandey.
The fact that Aamir took 4 years to make this film complete with growing his locks and that awesome moustache along with tons of research is an anomaly in the Bollywood film industry. Films are churned out 3/day at the last estimate, but Aamir being the professional he is, waited years to make this movie after the unprecedented success of his Oscar nominated Lagaan.
Without a doubt Aamir carries the film on his shoulders. There were many naysayers about the fact that Aamir may have been a bit lacking in the height department for the role of a freedom fighter, but when you see his towering performance on screen, his small frame is all but forgotten.
The man is Indian Cinmas answer to Edward Norton from Hollywood. A great actor for his generation who is going to continue to bring Indian cinema (not bollywood masala flicks) to the international audience….i think it’s his calling. Amitabh Bachchan seems to have chickened out of this task of elevating Indian cinema to an art rather than a mockery that it usually is.
Without a doubt another actor who comes close to stealing the film away from Aamir is British actor Toby Stephens… i was under the impression that his role would be quite small. Instead he has a fully fledged three dimensional character who is in the entire movie. And on top of that, he acts the entire movie in Hindi. A best supporting actor nod is in order.
This film could theoretically get an Oscar nod (unfortunately a win maybe a hard sell). The songs are probably distracting for a Western audience, but they’ll have to live with them.
The film does fall short of being an all time classic. But i think we may have to wait for the initial hype to settle down, because the movie is without a doubt the best one of 2005.
The film is slow to start, with the first half being an introduction of all the characters. But pre-interval, the story and Aamir Khan rev into the 6th gear, getting ready for the inevitable Rising post interval.
Get this. I think the movie could have been a bit longer. A little more development was needed with some of the glossed over aspects of British rule.
But, all in all, a magnificent effort from all involved, especially Aamir Khan and Toby Stephens.
folklore, not history, and solid entertainment
This is only the second Bollywood I have seen and was not quite what I’d expected. (I’ve probably heard too many stereotypical summaries about Bollywood cinema.) I was impressed. This film was very good, solid entertainment and I’d rate it among the best films I’ve seen in the past few years. I’d agree that some of the song-and-dance routines were superfluous to the plot and could be left out without harming the film, but not all of them. The itinerant players on the elephant were right for setting the scene in the opening sequence and at relevant points throughout the film.
I also like the use of ‘real’ actors for most of the crowd scenes and minimal use of CGI. (I’m no fan of CGI, whatever its convenience for film makers: it often looks cartoonish, doesn’t fit in with the live action, and spoils the illusion of the film.)
As to the historical accuracy, I don’t look to films for historical information and this doesn’t interest me so much as whether the story is well told. This one is!
As a history graduate, I know that dominant versions of history change periodically, and strict “accuracy” is of more concern to the academics than to people in general. Historical accuracy is for the textbooks, films need to have room for myth and folklore. How many rather good films would never have been made if we were always “historically accurate” about Robin Hood and King Arthur?
Original Language hi
Runtime 2 hr 30 min (150 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Drama, History, War
Director Ketan Mehta
Writer H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Farrukh Dhondy (screenplay), Ranjit Kapoor (Hindi dialogue)
Actors Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed
Country India, UK, USA
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations.
Production Company Yash Raj Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Adlabs Films Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
Film Length 4,187 m (18 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)