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Test your epic gyaan

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August 11, 2005 16:57 IST
Every once in a while, Bollywood has made a film dedicated to freedom fighters and patriotism.

While some like Gandhi have become classics, others like Bose: The Forgotten Hero have not been received well. Yet others like Lagaan have become huge hits, and have even made their way to the Oscars.

On the eve of yet another patriotic film, Mangal Pandey, rediff.com tests your 'patriotism quotient'.

1. Who played Captain Laxmi's character in Shyam Benegal's Bose?
a. Rajeshwari Sachdeva
b. Divya Dutta
c. Simone Singh

2. Who played Manisha Koirala's love interest in 1942: A Love Story?
a. Jackie Shroff
b. Anil Kapoor
c. Anupam Kher

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1942: A Love Story was the last score composed by the legendary RD Burman in 1993. He passed away the next year.

Burman won the Filmfare Award only three times in his career for Sanam Teri Kasam, Masoom and 1942: A Love Story. He was nominated 16 times!

Correct!
Did you know? Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1942: A Love Story was the last score composed by the legendary RD Burman in 1993. He passed away the next year.

Burman won the Filmfare Award only three times in his career for Sanam Teri Kasam, Masoom and 1942: A Love Story. He was nominated 16 times!

3. Which comrade of Bhagat Singh bombed the Central Assembly along with him?
a. Batukeshwar Dutt
b. Rajguru
c. Sukhdev

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Initially, Rajkumar Santoshi wanted a newcomer to play Bhagat Singh in The Legend Of Bhagat Singh. But he was not happy with the actors he auditioned. So he chose Ajay Devgan. Santhoshi wanted to cast Aishwarya Rai as Mannewali (Singh's love interest), but she was already playing a similar role in 23rd March 1931: Shaheed. So, Santoshi cast Amrita Rao (Ishq Vishk, Main Hoon Na).

Correct!
Did you know? Initially, Rajkumar Santoshi wanted a newcomer to play Bhagat Singh in The Legend Of Bhagat Singh. But he was not happy with the actors he auditioned. So he chose Ajay Devgan. Santhoshi wanted to cast Aishwarya Rai as Mannewali (Singh's love interest), but she was already playing a similar role in 23rd March 1931: Shaheed. So, Santoshi cast Amrita Rao (Ishq Vishk, Main Hoon Na).

4. How does Bhuvan's team win the cricket match in Lagaan?
a. Aamir hit a two
b. Aamir hit a four
c. Aamir hit a six

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Lagaan director Ashutosh Gowariker picturised the entire movie in Bhuj. A village called Champaner was erected with the help of locals, most of who were from the neighbouring villages of Kotai and Kunariya. The locals then doubled up as villagers in the film, lending it an authentic flavour. Miraculously, all those associated with Lagaan survived the earthquake on January 26, 2001.

Correct!
Did you know? Lagaan director Ashutosh Gowariker picturised the entire movie in Bhuj. A village called Champaner was erected with the help of the locals, most of who were from the neighbouring villages of Kotai and Kunariya. The locals then doubled up as villagers in the film, lending it an authentic flavour. Miraculously, all those associated with Lagaan survived the earthquake on January 26, 2001.

5. Who does Naseeruddin Shah play in Hey! Ram?
a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Jawaharlal Nehru
c. Subhas Chandra Bose

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Actor-director Kamal Haasan had signed Mohan Gokhale for the role of Shriram Abhyankar. But Gokhale died of a heart attack in Chennai, so the role was given to Atul Kulkarni, who also bagged the National Award for the role.

Correct!
Did you know? Actor-director Kamal Haasan had signed Mohan Gokhale for the role of Shriram Abhyankar. But Gokhale died of a heart attack in Chennai, so the role was given to Atul Kulkarni, who also bagged the National Award for the role.

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Compiled by Patcy N
Image: Uday Kuckian

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