A. R. Rahman is the Music Director of Rang de Basanti. Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written, produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The literal meaning of the title can be translated as "Paint me with the colours of spring". on 26 January 2006, the Republic Day of India, it received critical acclaim winning National award for most popular film. It was subsequently nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2006 BAFTA Awards.