25 years of Rangeela: Madhur Bhandarkar recalls learning the ropes of direction from Ram Gopal Varma while working as an AD on the film


Ram Gopal Varma’s iconic film Rangeela starring Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff in the lead completed 25 years today. The film is a cult classic and was not only the breakthrough film of Urmila but also resurrected Aamir’s film career. However, the film proved to be a landmark for not only the actors but the crew as well. Ace director Madhur Bhandarkar went down the memory lane today and revealed that he worked as an Assistant Director to RGV on Rangeela.

Sharing a few pictures from the sets of the film on social media, Madhur wrote, “#25yearsofRangeela happy to be part of Cult Classic film #Rangeela as a Assistant Director to @RGVzoomin, the film phenomenon Success encouraged me be to be independent filmmaker. Great memories with Great team. Movie cameraClapper board  @UrmilaMatondkar @aamir_khan @bindasbhidu @arrahman.”

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Madhur made his directorial debut with Trishakti and followed it up with several critically and commercial films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Traffic Signal, Fashion and others.

(Source: Twitter)