The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey

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Duration:
150 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama | History | War
IMDB rate:
6.7
Director:
Ketan Mehta
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations
Details
Country: India
Release Date: 2005-08-12
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $531,018 (USA) (14 August 2005)
Gross: $874,380 (USA) (28 August 2005)
Cast
Actor
Character
Aamir Khan
Sepoy Mangal Pandey
Toby Stephens
Captain William Gordon
Coral Beed
Emily
Ameesha Patel
Jwala
Kiron Kher
Lol Bibi (as Kirron Kher)
Om Puri
Narrator
Ben Nealon
Hewson
Habib Tanvir
Bahadur Shah Zafar (as Tanveer Habib)
Varsha Usgaonkar
Rani Laxmibai
Kenneth Cranham
Kent
Tom Alter
Watson
Mukesh Tiwari
Bakht Khan
Shahbaaz Khan
Azimullah
Amin Hajee
Vir Singh
Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Krupashankar Singh (as Dibiyendu Bhattacharya)
Ahsan Baksh
Hassan Ali
Irfanouzzaman
Deendayal Awasthi
Chirag Vohra
Bhujavan Shukla
Sanjay Swaraj
Ishwariprasad
Tarun Kumar
Rahmat Ali
Ram Gopal Bajaj
Sarpanch (as Gopal Ram Babaj)
Shrirang Godbole
Nana Saheb (as Srirang Godbole)
Sohrab Ardeshir
Sorabji
Atul Kumar
Nainsukh
Deep Raj Rana
Tatya Tope (as Deepraj Rana)
Mona Ambegaonkar
Kamla
Jeremy Clyde
Hearsey
Simon Chandler
Lockwood
Christopher Adamson
Anson
Stevan Rimkus
Mitchell (as Steven Rimkus)
Alyssa Fountoutalis
White Baby
Lalit Tiwari
Davar Ali
Anupam Shyam
Choudhary
Abhijit Lahiri
Ghoshal Babu (as Abhijeet Lehiri)
Ajai Rohilla
Radhe Shyam (as Ajay Rohilla)
Murli Sharma
Sheikh Paltu
Vivek Mishra
Zakhmi poet
Joel Guyton Lee
Adjutant Bunbury
Albert Welling
Canning
Joanne Slater
Mrs. Canning (as Joanna Slater)
Ronnie Toms
Barrackpore Sargeant
Graham Cull
Collector
Howard Lee
Mr. Quartermaster
Jayne McKenna
Mrs. Quartermaster
Micheal Ward
First officer
Lisa Millett
Mrs. Wheeler
Sanjeev Wilson
Mendicant Musician
Pankaj Jha
Mendicant Musician
Manoj Mishra
Mendicant Musician
Mahendra Mewati
Mendicant Musician
Sulabha Arya
Old Woman / Kamla's mother-in-law (as Sulbha Arya)
Rohit Raj
Bhola Tiwari
Neeraj Sood
Bangdu
Chittaranjan Giri
Slave trader
Richa Sharma
Lol Bibi's Girl
Anita Neha
Chameli
Indu Verma
Gulab
Pubali Sanyal
Champa
Ravi Jhankal
Sufi Singer On Elephant
Kailash Kher
Sufi Singer
Dilip Pavle
Gordon servant 1 (as Dilip Pawale)
Rajul Gaur
Gordon servant 2
Rajesh Kareer
Pankhawala
Amarjeet Amle
Native announcer
Alexander Klein
Behrampore Sargeant
Manoj Shah
Sati priest
Jitendra Singh
Relative villager
Surya Pratap Singh
Old Maharaja
Neelkamal
Aide to Maharaja
Mohan Pandey
Poppy Field Villager 1
Saubhagya Shukla
Poppy Field Villager 2
Amar Banerjee
Poppy Field Villager 3
Dinesh Lamba
Bearer
Richard Lane Smith
British doctor (as Father Richard Lane Smith)
Thomas Castro
Peabody
Agnes Darenius
Ms. Lockwood
Geoff Downer
Grant
Brian Dowden
British priest
Rajesh Tailang
Brahmin sepoy
Yarko
British Bugleguard
Mevlana St. James
Jacob
Shazan St. James
Patrick
Krupa Jayesh
Anarkali
Neha Daniel
Susan
Devender Kumar
Sepoy messenger
Pandey
Emily's coachman
Camila Bordonaba
Subrat Dutta
Mangal's friend
Mick Ward
First officer
Sophiya Haque
Singer / dancer in song 'Rasiya' (uncredited)
Ali Sichilongo
(uncredited)
Laurence Spellman
(uncredited)
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Trivia
After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned down the part of Jwala, Rani Mukerji was given the script to read and consider taking over for the part of Jwala. However Rani liked the character of Heera so much that she asked if she could play her instead. The part was much smaller at the time, but changes were made to the script to give her character more storyline.
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Ketan Mehta had first thought of making this film in 1988, with Amitabh Bachchan as Pandey.
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Is the first Indian film to open the Locarno Film Festival.
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Goofs
The British forces are using an outdated form of shako. The form of shako used in 1857 had a top that was wider than the bottom.
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At the beginning of the movie, Mangal has the vermillion mark on his forehead. Later on, while they wait for a new executioner, Mangal sits in the jail cell with no markings on his forehead. Then Heera comes and places the vermillion on him. Since this happens after the initial scene, Mangal's forehead should have been clear in the beginning.
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In the beginning when the opening credits roll, a coin can be seen on which there are the following words "Victoria Empress". The events of the film are set in 1857, but Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India by the decision of the British Parliament only in 1876 and this is announced in India in 1877, twenty years after the story of the film. It is important, because the Mughal Emperor (Bahadur Shah II) still alive in 1857 is also shown in the film, and the British Queen gets this title long time after his deposition in 1857 and his death in 1862.
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Quotes
Hewson: Say you are a black dog!
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Mangal Pandey: Halla Bol!
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Mangal Pandey: Fire!
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Photos from cast
Rani Mukerji Disha Vakani