Get the original
Rykre | Carson City, Nevada | 05/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not everybody takes to Bollywood films very easily. First of all, the story has to be very interesting. To me, the visuals all have to be above exceptional (beautiful women wearing colorful saris, great wide scenes, etc), and if it has music, it's gotta be great music.
This film is originally called "Rangeela" which has something to do with colors. It's stars the ever so beautiful, Urmila Matondkar. I have many of her films on DVD. She stars in this film with Aamir Khan (who was in my first Bollywood film that I've watched and bought called "Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India".) Since "Lagaan" I've bought over a hundred Bollywood films and the main reason why is because I fell in love with almost every Bollywood actress in India.
"Rangeela" is a great film to start out with if you're curious about what is coming out of Bombay. (India's Hollywood). Most all Bollywood films have songs throughout their films. Sometimes this can be annoying but I've learned to accept this. The only time that Bollywood songs pop in the film that annoys me is when I'm watching a serious Bollywood film. They have many violent films also which really catches me off guard and looks silly to me when they break into a song after a violent shootout and someone who is the main bad guy, suddenly does a happy sounding song and dance with their enemy in the film. Yes, this has happened (i.e. "Mission Kashmir"), and it's rather stupid.
However, Bollywood has a lot of great films if you're the kind of movie fanatic that enjoys good looking actors and actresses. Sometimes, that's all it takes to increase your interest in the film.
"Rangeela" has a nice, easy to follow story. And all the songs are very cool, and fall into place very nicely (just like any Walt Disney film would). In fact, the songs in this film get sexier and sexier as the films goes on. You will love Urmila Matondkar as you watch this film and you will be wanting to see more of her films. She has dozens and dozens of films.
Let me recommend some of her films that I enjoy. She's in "Judaai", "Mast", "Daud", "Pyaar Tune Kya Kia", and several more.
I suggest though, that you look for the original version of "Rangeela" instead of this DVD. The original has a better video quality and 5.1 stereo sound. The reason I rented this "Bollywood Dreams" is because I wanted to see if it had an English dub option. But, no it does not, nor does most all Bollywood DVD's. You'll have to get use to reading English sub-titles.
You will enjoy this film more as you see Urmila looking at her absolute sexy best! You can go to [...] to enter Aamir Khan and Urmila Matondkar to see what other films they have done. It's easy to rent any of them through Netflix or you can start a DVD rental account at any Indian goods like I did in the beginning.
Also, you can go to IndiaFM.com to see pictures and collect desktop Wallpapers of all sorts of beautiful and handsome Bollywood stars. You'll get hooked on Bollywood before you know it. I've enjoyed Bollywood for more than 5 years now. Like I said, I own hundreds of great Bollywood films. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments option below.
After watching this film, rent or buy "Ghulam", which features my favorite actress Rani Mukherjee starring with, yet again, Aamirv Khan. Another easy to follow story with excellent sexy songs and videos.
Michael Golub | 07/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this story of a backup dancer turned famous actress as she struggles to keep her roots..urmila creates a acting style in this movie to be copied for many years to come..also great dancing..and a good job by amir khan as urmilas suitor.."
This movie made me fall in love with Bollywood.
MartoufMarty | Manitoba, Canada | 03/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In an attempt to find a DVD of the musical Bombay Dreams, I stumbled upon Rangeela (aka Bollywood Dreams). I decided to give it a shot. If was I going to get into Bollywood I had to start somewhere. Why not Rangeela?
I was not disappointed. Great songs, great acting, great everything. It made me fall in love with Bollywood. Urmilla Matondkar and Aamir Khan played characters that I just fell in love with.
Honestly, Jackie Shroff scares me. But I can get past that because this movie was just great.
The plot was predictable, but it really doesn't matter because the characters were so loveable."