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Mangal Pandey - The Rising Hai is a 2005 Indian historical biographical drama film based on the life of Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier who played a key role in sparking the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the British rule. The film is directed by Ketan Mehta and stars Aamir Khan as Mangal Pandey, Rani Mukerji as Heera, a courtesan who loves him, Toby Stephens as Captain William Gordon, his friend and superior officer, and Coral Beed as Emily, Gordon's fiancee. The film was released on August 12, 2005 and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Mangal Pandey was born in 1827 in Nagwa, a village in Uttar Pradesh. He joined the Bengal Army of the British East India Company in 1849 and was posted in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry regiment. In 1857, he became one of the first sepoys to rebel against the British after learning that the new Enfield rifles used cartridges that were greased with cow and pig fat, which offended the religious sentiments of Hindus and Muslims. He attacked his British officers on March 29, 1857 in Barrackpore and was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. His execution was scheduled for April 18, but was advanced to April 8 due to fears of further unrest. His act of defiance inspired many other sepoys and civilians to rise up against the British across northern and central India, leading to what is known as the First War of Independence or the Sepoy Mutiny.
The film begins with Mangal Pandey being led to his execution on April 8, 1857. His friend Captain Gordon tries to stop it but fails. The film then flashes back to four years earlier, when Mangal Pandey saved Gordon's life during a battle in Afghanistan. Gordon became indebted to Mangal and developed a friendship with him despite their differences in rank and race.
The friendship is tested when the British introduce the new Enfield rifles that require biting off the greased cartridges. Mangal refuses to use them and tries to convince his fellow sepoys to do the same. He also becomes involved with Heera, a courtesan who works for Lol Bibi, a madam who collaborates with the British. Heera falls in love with Mangal and hopes to escape her life of bondage with him.
Meanwhile, Gordon is engaged to Emily, a young woman who arrives from England. She is shocked by the harsh treatment of Indians by the British and sympathizes with their plight. She also befriends Heera and tries to help her.
On March 29, 1857, Mangal learns that one of his comrades has been forced to use the new rifle and has been humiliated by his British officer. He decides to take action and shoots at his officer. He then urges his fellow sepoys to join him in rebellion. Gordon arrives at the scene and tries to calm him down but fails. Mangal then attempts to shoot himself but is stopped by Gordon. He is arrested and court-martialled.
Gordon visits Mangal in prison and pleads with him to apologize to save his life. Mangal refuses and says that he is proud of what he did. He also tells Gordon that he considers him a friend but not a brother. Gordon is hurt by his words but respects his decision.
The film returns to April 8, 1857, when Mangal is hanged before a large crowd of sepoys and civilians. His death sparks a wave of revolt across India that challenges the British rule.