|Directed by||Talat Jani|
|Produced by||Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui|
|Written by||Sagar Sarhadi (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Rumi Jaffrey|
|Story by||Talat Jani|
|Edited by||Deepak Y. Wirkud |
Rang (transl. Colour) is a 1993 Indian Hindi-language romance film, produced by Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui under the ANAS Films banner and directed by Talat Jani. It stars Divya Bharti, Kamal Sadanah and Ayesha Jhulka along with Jeetendra, Amrita Singh, Kader Khan and Bindu in the supporting roles and music composed by Nadeem-Shravan. The film was dubbed in Bengali as Rong.
Leading actress Divya Bharti died three months before the film was released and it was dedicated to her memory. The film was recorded as a "Super Hit" at the box office. This was Amrita Singh's last film before her decade-long hiatus from acting.
Yogi Joshi (Kamal Sadanah) is a hardworking middle-class student who goes to college with the traditional Pooja (Ayesha Julka), the daughter of a single father. Pooja has been in love with Yogi for quite some time, but Yogi seems to consider her as a good friend. Being very possessive of a particular parking spot in front of her college, Pooja does not like anyone else parking in that spot.
Yogi's father (Bharat Kapoor) works at the factory owned by the successful Indu Singh (Amrita Singh). Indu admits her daughter into the same college as Yogi and Pooja. She is a trustee of the college and is assured by the Principal that Kajal is in good hands. Kajal (Divya Bharti) goes to college and tries to park in Pooja's spot, but Pooja cuts her off. The two get in an altercation and to show Pooja how much power she has, Kajal drives her jeep into the corridors of the college and stops right in front of Pooja and her friends, including Yogi. Pooja holds her own and is unimpressed. Pooja and Yogi's friend Jojo, who had been run over by Kajal in her rampage, tells his friends that he has cut Kajal's brakes. Yogi, feeling responsible for Jojo's actions, runs after Kajal's car. He catches up to her right as her car falls over a cliff into a river. He saves the unconscious Kajal from drowning and brings her home. Indu's mother, the snobby Suchitra (Bindu) offends Yogi by trying to give him money, but he politely refuses.
That night, Kajal and Yogi dream about each other as they fall in love. The next day, Kajal approaches Yogi and asks if they could be friends. Yogi points out the difference in their class and status. Specifically, he mentions that Kajal has a car while he only has his feet. So Kajal decides that she won't use a car until Yogi goes on a date with her. Yogi finds out that Kajal is walking home and is worried. He finds her drenched in sweat being followed by her two friends in her car. He decides to go on a date with her to convince her. They go to see the movie, Bobby. They imagine themselves as the characters during the famous song "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho." During a song sequence, they are shown to be spending a lot of time together and have fallen in love. Suchitra sees the two of them together and is angry.
On Rose Day, Kajal knows that Yogi is waiting for her with a rose so she obsesses on what to wear and is late to college. Pooja sees Yogi holding a rose and waiting for someone. She assumes the rose is for her and takes it from his hands and runs away. She feels that this is a sign that Yogi too loves her.
Meanwhile, Yogi's father is the Union leader and when the factory workers decide to protest against Indu's company, she fires Mr. Joshi. He is helped by chairman Ajay Malhotra (Jeetendra) who is a hero to factory workers. Ajay Malhotra turns out to be Pooja's father. When he finds out that Pooja is in love with Mr. Joshi's son, he goes to the Joshi residence in the pouring rain to ask for Yogi's hand in marriage for Pooja. Mrs. Joshi (Rita Bhaduri) knew her son was in love with someone and had assumed it to be Pooja, who had come to her house looking for Yogi.
When Yogi finds out about the proposal, he informs his parents that he is in love with Indu's daughter Kajal. His parents show him that he wants to marry the daughter of the woman who ruined his father, as opposed to the daughter of the man who saved him. So Yogi tries to break it off with Kajal, but he cannot bear to stand by this decision. When Yogi tells Pooja that he is in love with Kajal, Pooja tries to commit suicide. A distraught Ajay goes to Kajal and begs her to save his daughter by breaking up with Yogi. She responds by telling him that she can't give up her life to save his daughter's life.
Kajal is touched by Ajay's fatherly devotion and thinks of her own father. She asks her grandfather, Madhav Singh (Kader Khan) about her father. Her grandfather finds an old picture of her father. To her surprise, Ajay Malhotra is her father. Madhav Singh tells Kajal that her father was an activist for workers' rights. Suchitra had never approved of the match as Indu's family was rich and Ajay was a lowly middle-class factory worker. However, the two were in love, so they married and they had a daughter. When Ajay led the Singh factory workers into the strike, Suchitra had instigated the workers against Ajay by making it seem as if he had been bribed to end the strike. He confronted his mother-in-law and asked Indu to choose between her mother and her family. She hesitated as she felt dizzy. Ajay didn't see her being dizzy and thought Indu was choosing her mother, so he angrily took their baby daughter and walked out on their relationship. Indu fainted and found out that she was pregnant again. Suchitra convinced her to raise this child by herself and let Ajay go.
When Kajal realizes that Pooja is her elder sister, she decides to sacrifice her love to save her sister's life by moving to America. This decision leaves Yogi heartbroken, which puts Kajal in a miserable state. Unable to see his granddaughter in pain, Madhav goes to Ajay and informs him that Kajal is his daughter and that he is sacrificing one daughter for another.
Ajay, unaware that he had another daughter, rushes to stop Kajal from going to America. He moves Kajal into her own apartment and spends time with her. He keeps his relationship with Kajal a secret from Pooja as he is waiting for the right time to tell her. Ajay also helps Yogi mend his relationship with Kajal by explaining her situation. The lovers reunite.
Pooja starts suspecting that her father is keeping something from her and follows him one day. She follows him to Kajal's apartment and finds her father spending time with her. She then sees Yogi joining them and her father is supportive of Yogi and Kajal's relationship. Pooja feels betrayed and confronts her father. Her father informs Pooja that Kajal is her younger sister. Kajal again decides to go to America, this time, to get out of the way of Ajay's relationship with Pooja. This time, Pooja stops her and embraces her little sister.
Suchitra finds out that Kajal never reached America and has Yogi arrested for kidnapping. Ajay comes to the rescue and confesses that he has Kajal. The police cannot charge Ajay for taking care of his daughter, so they release Yogi. Indu goes to Kajal and tries to force her to go home, but Kajal refuses. Indu is hurt and walks away. On her way out, Ajay invites Indu to their daughter's wedding. Pooja then goes to see her estranged mother. Pooja confronts Indu for never caring about her. Indu tells her that she never stopped thinking of her elder daughter. Pooja begs Indu to reconcile with her father so that the girls will have both a mother and father, instead of having to choose between the two. Madhav Singh finally stands up to his wife Suchitra to go to Kajal's wedding. Suchitra melts and decides to go to the wedding too.
Ajay tries to contact Indu, but she arrives before he can do that. The two finally reconcile and decide to put their past behind them. The family is finally together.
- Divya Bharti as Kajal Malhotra
- Kamal Sadanah as Yogi Joshi
- Jeetendra as Ajay Malhotra
- Amrita Singh as Indu Malhotra
- Ayesha Jhulka as Pooja Malhotra
- Kader Khan as Madhav Singh
- Bindu as Suchitra Madhav Singh
- Rita Bhaduri as Mrs. Joshi
- Bharat Kapoor as Mr. Joshi
- Raju Shrestha as Jojo
- Dinesh Hingoo as Board member
- Tiku Talsania as Principal
- Arun Bakshi as Lecturer
- Chhote Ustad as Rangeela
- Nilofar as Pooja's friend
- Baby Ashrafa as Jyoti
The music from the duo Nadeem-Shravan was a hit. The song lyrics were planned by Sameer. Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan & P.Sunanda contributed their voice for the album."Tujhe Na Dekhoon", "Teri Mohabbat Ne" & "Dil Cheer Ke Dekh" were popular songs.
|1||"Tumhein Dekhen Meri Aankhein"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, P.Sunanda|
|2||"Teri Mohabbat Ne"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|3||"Tujhe Na Dekhoon"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|4||"Hum Tum Picture Dekh Rahe"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik|
|5||"Dil Cheer Ke Dekh"||Kumar Sanu|
|6||"Mere Pyar Ka Hisab"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|7||"Coming Coming Coming"||Alka Yagnik|
|8||"Dil Cheer Ke Dekh" (Female)||Alka Yagnik|
Lyrics for "Hum tum picture dekh rahe" penned by Surendra Sathi.
Divya Bharti's Death
Divya Bharti, who played the role of Kajal in this movie, died almost 3 months before the film released. A video on YouTube by the director of the movie said the last scene Divya completed was the hit song "Tujhe Na Dekhon To Chain", and she died 7 or 8 days after shooting that song. She had completed most of her scenes at the time of her death, but in some dark scenes throughout the movie, you can see another actress whose face is not shown and it's in the dark playing her role and a dubbing artist was used to dub her voice.