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BALLAD OF MANGAL PANDEY
USA & UK: Yash Raj Films International
Cast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed, Ameesha Patel, Kiron Kher, Mona Ambegaonkar, Alyssa Fountoutalis, Varsha Usgaonkar, Amin Hajee, Mukesh Tiwari, Subratta Dutta, Dibeyendu Bhattacharya, Ehsan Baksh, Irfanouzzaman, Chirag Vohra, Lalit Tiwari, Anupam Shyam, Abhijeet Lehiri, Ajay Rohila, Shahbaaz Khan, Deepraj Rana, Srirang Godbole, Sohrab Ardeshir, Sanjay Swaraj, Tarun Kumar, Murli Sharma, Ram Gopal, Kenneth Cranham, Ben Nealon, Jeremy Clyde, Simon Chandler, Christopher Adamson, Steven Rimkus, Tom Alter, Joel Guyton Lee, Albert Welling, Joanna Slater, Ronnie Toms, Graham Cull, Howard Lee, Jayne McKenna, Micheal Ward, Lisa Mallet
Supporting cast: Sanjeev Wilson, Pankaj Jha, Manoj Mishra, Mahendra Mewati, Sulbha Arya, Rohit Raj, Atul Kumar, Neeraj Sood, Dilip Pawale, Rajul Gaur, Rajesh Kareer, Amarjeet Amle, Alexander Klein, Manoj Shah, Jeetendra Singh, Surya Pratap Singh, Neelkamal, Mohan Pandey, Saubhagya Shukla, Amar Banerjee, Chittranjan Giri, Dinesh Lamba, Vivek Mishra, Richa Sharma, Anita Neha, Indu Verma, Pubali Sanyal, Disha Vakani Ravi Jhankal, Kailash Kher, Habib Tanveer, Father Richard Lanesmith, Thomas Castro, Agnes Darenius, Geoff Downer, Brian Dowden, Rajesh Tailang, Yarko, Mevlana, Shazan, Krupa Jayesh, Neha Daniel, Devender Kumar, Pandey
Director: Ketan Mehta
Language: Hindi / Urdu (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 150 mins
UK Certificate: 12 contains moderate violence
USA Release Date: 12 August 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 12 August 2005
1857AD. The entire Indian subcontinent is ruled by...a company. The British East India Company. The most successful business enterprise in history, the company has its own laws, its own administration and its own army. It also controls the destiny of one fifth of humanity.
THE RISING: BALLAD OF MANGAL PANDEY is an epic tale of friendship, betrayal, love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of what the British called the sepoy mutiny but which for the Indians was the First World War of Independence. 'Company Raj' as it was known has been plundering the country, treating the local inhabitants unjustly and causing widespread resentment. After 100 years of subjugation, the Indian consciousness is rising through the revolutionary prospect of change and self-rule...