"rang de basanti" is essentially a case-studt for students of social-science.It is authentic,to the limit of sacrificing it's commercial value.So,I do not agree to Hari's point of view that India's janta has an IQ of a retarded monkey,it is a huge block-buster.
"rang debasanti",vividly portrays the overall mentallity or the psyche of the educated indian youth.It says that the youth is satisfied within it's own domain,unless incited by personal grievance to revolt against lawlessness and corruption.It gives a fantastic view of what the future social system should be.But does rang de basanti actually revolt?No...............The movie actually wraps up saying that the feelings of the youth are a mere aberration in the general conscience,and it will eventually blendwith the common feeling.
Let's go back to history.If it were not for the british and the moghul invasions,India would have been, till date, been the most richest country in the world,both intellectually and economically.We along with the chinese ,romans an the egyptians had progressed a long way through intellectual evolution, when the rest of europe,america and africa were dominated by savages.It was our innate submissive nature that the invaders capitalized on.
If we do not fore-go this nature,we can be dominated agin.This nature is particularly prevalent in south-india,which has been largely untouched by foreign invasion.As a result,the society has retained a lot of ancient values and a lot of indegenious intelligence.The rest of India's society is a racial bhel-puri,synonymous to the american society.
I think the social metamorphosis can be spear-headed by south-indians,with a sprinkling of north-indian attitude,to bring about an intellectually coherent and an INDIA.
PS:with help of two pegs of whisky