Cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Rahul Khanna.
Director – Ayan Mukherji
Finally the Rain God showed some mercy on me and I was able to go and watch the movie ‘Wake Up Sid’. It’s a Sunday, so I knew I wouldn’t get the tickets so I rushed an hour early but still the best seats were sold out. So, I had to settle for less comfortable seats and all the while I was hoping that I won’t get disappointed and I dint.
Wake Up Sid is story of Sid (Ranbir Kapoor) who refuses to grow up. He is a collegiate who has no ambition in life, spends his dad’s money, parties hard with friends, sleeps in sponge bob sheets, doesn’t get through even the 1stquestion during his preparation (even though he wakes up till 3 Am and has 4 cups of coffee), doesn’t even last a week in his father’s bathroom fitting business which he describes as dull and boring. As a result he flunks in his exam and later that day leaves his home after an argument with his dad. He takes shelter at Aeysha’s (Konkona Sen) place whom he met at his farewell party and became friends with. Aeysha (who is older than Sid) is from Kolkata who comes to Mumbai to become Independent and find a job. The movie later on focuses on their relationship and how Aeysha helps Sid grow up.
Even though the movie might lack that oomph factor, it’s still adorable and lovable. The story of the movie is plain and simple with no unnecessary twists and turns that makes the movie seem more real. Even though the character Sid has been played in many movies, Ranbir Kapoor plays it so well that you can’t help but fall in love with him. To be very frank the selling points of this movie are Ranbir Kapoor (I am not being biased here) and the Screen Play.
The movie has some tender moments like when Sid snaps at his mum for touching his stuffs and later gives her his shirt to fold, when he makes a impromptu cake for Aeysha with bread and Jam. He even goes and gives his 1st pay check to his Dad. The only problem with the movie is the pace. The 1st half feels alright but during the 2ndhalf you do feel like its been dragged a bit. Anyways, the movie all in all is Good and worth a watch. I am sure you will enjoy it. As usual Shankar Ehsan and Loy deliver good music.
Ratings – 4