Republic Day special: Gen Next’s favourite India films


By Hindustan Times

Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti turns out be the hot favourite of India’s young actors, finds out HT Café on Republic Day.

Imran Khan
My favourite is Rang De Basanti (RDB). Patriotic films tend to get preachy and idealistic, but RDB was different. It showed our passion.

Ranbir Kapoor
RanbirThe patriotic films I love are Chak De India!, Rang De Basanti and all the ones that Manoj Kumar made. Each of them represented our country very well and gave us something to imbibe.

Ayushmann Khurrana
Rang De Basanti is my favourite patriotic film. It’s contemporary, deals with the current issues of our country and involves the youth of our nation. It also reflects the malaise we’re going through.

Siddharth Malhotra
For me, it has to be Rang De Basanti. It’s possibly the first film that taught people how to take a stand and make efforts to bring about changes in society.

Ranveer Singh
There are many — Karma, Lagaan, Gadar and Chak De India!, but my favourite is Rang De Basanti. It had a profound message for the youth and was brilliantly made.

Deepika Padukone
My favourite patriotic film is Rang De Basanti. It captured the essence of patriotism very well and was a great movie for the youth.

Varun Dhawan
Border and Rang De Basanti are two fascinating films for the youth.

Alia Bhatt
My favourite patriotic film has to be The Legend Of Bhagat Singh. I remember watching the film with my mother and grandparents. And since my grandmother is German, it was a very overwhelming moment for her also to watch such a movie. By the time the film ended, we were very emotional.

Arjun Kapoor
My faves are Rang De Basanti and Border. Border depicted the gruesome sacrifices made by jawans. And RDB captured the imagination of the youth. It’s not your typical patriotic film.

Sonakshi Sinha
It has to be Rang De Basanti, because it talked about being patriotic in a realistic manner. One could relate to the film.