When Aamir Khan disclosed way back in 2005 that he will be doing a movie based on freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Raj Guru, it didn’t impress many of his friends; however, he soon proved all of them wrong when the film hit the theaters. Indeed Rang De Basanti from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra hitting way back in June 2006 was really an incredible film, which gave a lasting impression over the youth and even instrumented some of the biggest agitations of that day including Jessica murder case or the NBA movement. The message of Change shown in the movie really had a good impact especially on the youth of the country.
Taking ahead the message and legacy of the movie, a documentary based on this very film called Rubaru has the same impression when it unveiled before the audience of the recently concluded mega event of north India – Ladakh International Film Festival. PS Bharathi (Mehra’s wife) is the lady who is behind the scene directing the documentary wherein she has covered their struggle to bring out this movie alive before the audience. Right from the process of casting, having veterans like AR Rahman on the board in order to compose music, it has everything in the documentary. Featuring Aamir, Siddharth, R Madhavan, Shraman Joshi, Waheeda Rehman, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Atul Kulkarni, the film revolves around a group of Delhi University college students who get the awareness of bringing the change in the society.
The documentary had covered the amazing experiences and process of making the movie despite all the odds are beautifully showcased in Rubaru by Bharathi. This was her maiden project, which got the third slot at the infamous event – Ladakh International Film Festival. Now, what strikes the idea behind this documentary is an important question to answer. As per Bharathi, she has been seeing people and sharing the way the movie has helped in making the change in society. The kind of effect the movie has over the society seems to be incredible, which Bharathi wanted to capture in her documentary.
As you watch this movie, it has a number of footages what people feel about the film and the effects it has created in the society. You can find a number of news clips roped in the form of montage by all the creative people involved in this movie be it A R Rahman or Prasoon Joshi, everyone seems to have said about the movie, which is being covered in the documentary. It has number of events and initiatives to combat injustice and peace in the society that was triggered by the movie. Furthermore, it also encompasses the fun and good time the team had while making this movie that comprised more than thousand people in its making. All these things culminated together to turn out an interesting movie called Rubaru that even impressed the delegates present in the recently concluded Ladakh International Film Festival.