Mangal Pandey - The Rising Hindi Movie

Feature Film

Mangal Pandey - The Rising is a 2005 Indian movie directed by Ketan Mehta starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ameesha Patel and Toby Stephens. The feature film is produced by Bobby Bedi and Deepa Sahi and the music composed by A R Rahman.

Release: August 12 2005 (India)
Language: Hindi
Director: Ketan Mehta

The Rising is an epic tale of friendship, love, loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Indian Mutiny of 1857.... Show more

The Rising is an epic tale of friendship, love, loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Indian Mutiny of 1857. British colonial rulers are plundering the country for all its worth, treating the locals unjustly and causing widespread resentment. Worst of all they are using the Indians as sepoys, the infantry of the army, to control and regulate the population.

After a hundred years of subjugation, India is awakening to the revolutionary prospect of change and self-rule.

During a fierce battle in the Afghan wars of the mid-century, Mangal, a heroic sepoy rescues his British commanding officer William Gordon. The event creates a strong friendship and binding loyalty between them that transcends consideration of rank and race.

The friendship is soon challenged, first by arrival of a charming and beautiful young aristocrat, Emily Kent, and then by the introduction of controversial new gun cartridges among the troops. The relationship is complicated further when Gordon saves a beautiful young native girl, Jwala, from the funeral pyre of her late husband, and falls in love with her.

The new cartridges require soldiers to bite through their greased casing, made of animal fat, and suspicion spreads that the British are ignoring religious beliefs in favor of cheap weapons, and polluting their Muslim and Hindu soldiers. Gordon assures Mangal that the cartridges are free from pollution and demonstrating his total trust in Gordon, Mangal bites the cartridge. They soon discover that it really is animal fat and the rumor of this imposed pollution is the spark that ignites the powder keg of resentment in the country. Mutiny breaks out with Mangal growing in stature to lead the Indian people to freedom.

Set in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, told across the divides of time, The Rising tells the tale of friends, lovers and enemies, exploiters and exploited, and the growth and awareness of a man and a nation.

This sweeping epic is based on real historical events, seen as a trigger for Indian independence. It has been filmed in India over 6 months with a mix of British and Indian cast.



Cast & Crew Details:
Aamir Khan
Rani Mukerji
Ameesha Patel
Toby Stephens
Coral Beed

Director: Ketan Mehta
Producers: Bobby Bedi, Deepa Sahi
Music Director: A R Rahman
Song Lyrics Writer: Javed Akhtar

Mangal Pandey - The Rising IN THE NEWS

Ananda Bazar Patrika enters entertainment segment - Oct 09, 2006
Media has become a monster: Aamir - Mar 23, 2006
Court to watch 'Mangal Pandey' film - Nov 24, 2005
I never said anything about Mangal Pandey: Yash Chopra - Sep 27, 2005
Why the brouhaha over 'Mangal Pandey', asks Sharmila Tagore - Sep 01, 2005
Court notice issued to Aamir, Rani over 'Mangal Pandey' - Sep 01, 2005
Aishwarya Rai in 'The Rising'! - Aug 31, 2005
Tax-free status for 'The Rising'? - Aug 25, 2005
Reports of 'illegitimate' child dogs Aamir Khan - Aug 17, 2005
I did 'Mangal Pandey' for Aamir: Rani - Aug 15, 2005
Cine patriotism gets cash registers ringing - Aug 14, 2005
Aamir Khan movie upsets British conservatives - Aug 14, 2005
'Mangal Pandey' fetches lukewarm response at Locarno - Aug 14, 2005
Kunal Kohli lauds Aamir's performance - Aug 14, 2005
Mob stops 'Mangal Pandey' screening in hometown - Aug 13, 2005
Who first sounded bugle of revolt - Mangal or Binda? - Aug 13, 2005
'The Rising' spells boom time for exhibitors - Aug 12, 2005
Will 'Mangal Pandey' break the jinx on historicals? - Aug 12, 2005
'Mangal Pandey' not biography, but ballad: Ketan Mehta - Aug 11, 2005
Aamir visits S. Africa to promote 'Mangal Pandey' - Aug 10, 2005
Can 'The Rising' rise to the occasion? - Aug 07, 2005
Aamir speaks out on alienation as a Muslim - Aug 05, 2005
Amisha hit the books for Mangal Pandey - Aug 04, 2005
Mangal Pandey - freedom at any cost : Aamir Khan - Jul 27, 2005
'The Rising' to open Locarno film festival - Jul 11, 2005

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