RANGEELA was released on 8 September 1995. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film starring Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff and Urmila Matondkar in pivotal roles.
The film was A. R. Rahman’s debut Hindi film with an original score and soundtrack. The film was a major box office success and received critical acclaim. The film won seven Filmfare Awards that year.
Rangeela opened with a positive response and was declared a Blockbuster at the box office, grossing over 334 million. It was also the fourth biggest grosser of 1995. Urmila Matondkar became an overnight sensation, and her fame was bolstered by hits like Tanha Tanha and Rangeela Re. Her designer Manish Malhotra also received instant fame. The movie proved to be a turning point for Aamir’s career, whose chemistry with Urmila was also appreciated. The choreography of Rangeela also deserves a special mention. The amazing dance sequences led by choreographers Ahmed Khan and Saroj Khan were considered classic and appealing. Rangeela’s music was also highly successful that helped the film to achieve victory at the box office.