Twisted Transistor

Review: Wake up Sid

Posted on: October 2, 2009

When I entered the movie hall i had pretty much guessed what the story of the movie would be after watching the promos. Ranbir would be playing a rich guy who is pretty much laid back and does not care about the future. Then out of circumstances he’ll be forced to take charge of his life and will come trumps in the end with the help Konkana Sen Sharma. And I was right. The movie is as predictable as it could be. You can guess most of the times what’s gonna happen next. So what could be done when the story is not by your side. You could present the movie in a nice fresh format. You could extract the best out of the actors you’ve got. The music can help you out. The cinematography could be done nicely or you take care of minute details and Wake up Sid scores above par in all the other areas.

Yes there are similarities from “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Lakshya”  and “Luck by Chance” but when you’re watching the movie that never really bothers you and it should not be a reason for penning the movie down.

The movie is not brilliant(not something of the level of Kaminey or Dev D) and has its share of flaws too. Like some of the scenes of Sid (Ranbir) and his mother (Supriya Pathak) are pretty unreal and slightly high on melondrama. And I could think of a couple of other instances of the same as well. Also cutting down the movie by 10 minutes would also not have done any harm to the movie.

But overall its an above par movie with great performances from Ranbir and Konkana Sen Sharma. The movie manages to connect well with the audience and its a feel good, a definite one time watch. Ayan Mukherjee’s first attempt at direction is pretty much fresh.

Rating 6.5/10


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