Mangal Pandey DVD
Mangal Pandey DVD -2 Disc Set
Starring: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Amisha Patel
Subtitles: English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali.
Producer: Bobby Bedi
Director: Ketan Mehta
Music: A.R. Rahman
Released by :Yashraj
Genre: : Historical, Action
Mangal Pandey- 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, 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 the fierce battle in the Afghan wars of the mid-century, Mangal Pandey, 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 the 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. Demonstrating total trust in Gordon, Mangal bites the cartridge only to discover that it really is animal fat. With rumor spreading that the cartridges will be widely used, it is this act that ignites the resentment in the country. Mutiny breaks out with Mangal Pandey 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, Mangal Pandey- 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.
Disc 1- Feature Film
1. Widescreen version presented in a “letterbox” widescreen format preserving the “Scope” Aspect Ratio of its original Theatrical Exhibition.
2. Enhanced for Widescreen TV
3. Original 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
4. Optional subtitles in 7 languages:
Disc 2 – Special Features
1. The making of “Mangal Pandey”: An extensive behind the scenes look at the film
2. Deleted Scenes: Exclusive “never-seen-before” deleted scenes from the film
3. The Mahurat of Mangal Pandey: Prince Charles gave the first clap for the mahurat shot of the film
4. The Premiere of Mangal Pandey
5. The Music Release function
6. Televison Promos