”Rang De Basanti’ helping students learn Hindi in Ukraine’

BHOPAL: “Rang De Basanti”‘s portrayal of rebellious Indian youth combined with its history-driven plot makes the 2006 film an apt education tool for students learning Hindi in Ukraine, said Ukrainian professor of Hindi Yuri Botvinkin.

Over the years, the screening of Aamir Khan multi-starrer has become a permanent feature in both bachelors and masters Hindi courses at Ukraine’s Kiev National University, where Botvinkin teaches.

According to the professor who was one of the speakers at the recently concluded Tagore International Festival ‘Vishwa Rang’, there is nothing like a “good Bollywood movie” to help students learn Hindi.

“Learning Hindi also means introducing students to the great land of India, its quintessential culture and more. Hindi movies does all of this.

“There you have youth conversations, some typical Indian cultural things, in certain cases village surroundings, and of course Indian custom and rituals too, presenting the students a perfect mix and match of modern Hindi and its roots,”  Botvinkin, who speaks Hindi fluently, told reporters.  (AGENCIES)