Saturday, October 10, 2009

WAKE UP SID! (2009)

After having heard a lot of praise about the film, finally I watch the film and agree with all those who praise it with open arms. I can’t believe its Director Ayan Mukerji’s debut film because we can see clarity in almost all aspects of direction. From his refreshing story telling to casting and from music to cinematography everything is striking the right chords.

The plot of the film gives us see it all kind of feeling. Sid is a rich, good for nothing young brat who doesn’t want to grow up. He is happy with his life as it comes and enjoying it fully burning his pa’s money. The only thing he is good at is taking some cool artistic snaps with his Nikon. And one fine moment he starts exploring his true identity and independence. The creativity isn’t lie in the plot but in its fresh narration and fine aesthetic presentation.

Ranbir surprised me with his wonderful debut in ‘Saawaria’ and this is his third film but he’s so well grounded that it’s hard to overlook this ‘watch me next’ kind of sensation and he has all the charms to rule the bollywood. He proved with this film that he has tremendous potential to look forward. The way he expresses the emotional underplay of Sid is something shows his sincerity towards his profession. Man, I’m eagerly waiting for your ‘Ajab prem ki gazab kahani’ releasing next this year. Konkona is fine actress and there’s no question about her performance in any films so far. Even all rest of actors including Anupam Kher and Supriya Pathak seems so natural.

The film also has two other praiseworthy inseparable parts of bollywood entertainment – Songs and lyrics. With cool and soothing soundtrack of this album Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy and Jawed Akhtar again prove that they’re brilliant team of composers. I’m surely going to listen almost all tracks on my i-pod repeatedly. Ashok Mehta is cinematographer of Subhash Ghai camp who time and again gives ample proof that why he’s considered as prominent cameraman to represent visual aesthetics and in almost all frames of this film you will visualize his fine craft. Last but not least praise goes to Producer Karan Johar for bringing this fresh breeze of entertainer. Thanks for this refreshing change. Finally it’s you who wake up. Next we want to wake up is Yashraj Films.
The only low part of the film is its prolonging climax.

Ratings- 8/10

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