As it turns out to be the case though, all that one actually gets to read in the book is a written word around the script. Yes, of course this is what the book was meant to be but then when the film in question is as big as Rang De Basanti, you do expect ton loads of anecdotes, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes detailing as well as added insights around what actually went into making it. After all, it is a known fact that to put together resources for Rang De Basanti wasn't exactly a cakewalk for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. However, nothing around that is revealed, as a result of which one feels a tad disheartened.
Of course for those hunting to have a dekko at the film's script for long and run from it in terms of context, stage, setting, milieu and shot breakdown, there is everything pretty much in store. With dialogues ion English as well as Hindi, a wide segment of reader base is captured in this 250 odd page book. The print and paper quality is classy too that makes for a handy read, though one wishes that an overall design was a lore more attractive. Beyond the cover page, the visual appeal of the book is just about average.
Towards the end, there are some testimonials shared about the relevance of the film in today's socio-political awakening. Meanwhile Aamir Khan steps in too and seems to be found wearing his 'Satyamev Jayate' hat. Surprisingly, no one from the other producers, UTV, is heard talking about the film.
The pages are interspersed with some working stills as well as story board illustrations, though they don't quite turn out to be major selling points here.
Eventually, though one would have loved to have a lot more packaged into this book, for those looking just for the script, the book would do
Price: Rs. 495/-