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Rockstar review by ibnlive.com
Rockstar critic rating (ibnlive.com): 3
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Rockstar critic rating (bollywoodhungama.com): 3
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Rockstar critic rating (The Telegraph): 2.5
Rockstar review by Times of India
Rockstar critic rating (Times of India): 4
Rockstar review by rediff.com
Rockstar critic rating (rediff.com): 4
 
 

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Rockstar  (2011 - Hindi)

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Rockstar cumulative rating: 3.2 out of 53.2/5 (236 users)

Rockstar critics rating: 3.1 out of 5 3.1/5 (9 critics)

My Rating

  • RANBIR+REHMAN+ROMANCE=ROCKSTAR

    Rockstar rating: 6 out of 10(Akhtar Ali Sayyed wrote on 23 Nov 2011)

    1940’s and 1950’s… these two decades were totally dedicated to a beautiful pair in bollywood industry…. Everyone was only talking about the on-screen chemistry and off-screen romance of RanbirRaj Kapoor {Screen Name: Raj Kapoor} and Nargis…
    their pair was the real heart throb of the country… Aag, Aah, Chori Chori, Barsaat, Shree 420, Anari, Awara etc. are few of their best works together…
    Raj Kapoor was always known for genius, excellence and brilliance in cinema… and will always be remembered as a real SHOWMAN…

    Ranbir Kapoor… is on the same track…. Trying to be perfectionist in what so ever he is doing…. Rockstar is the best example of his sheer performance… As an actor, Ranbir Kapoor is climbing a step up… though you will certain heredity of his Grandfather, the great Raj Kapoor…

    In Rockstar, Same like his grandfather, you will also find Ranbir romancing with nargis… but has this onscreen romance created the same feeling in audience as his Grandfather’s pairing up with Nargis dutt did???? Well… that totally depends on the views of the audience….

    Here, I am just writing my views about this ROCKSTAR…

    Rockstar is a story of a young boy, Janardhan / JORDAN played by Ranbir Kapoor, who has a talent but doesn’t get enough opportunities … he struggles a lot to become a Star but doesn’t have the attitude to carry the stardom… free, careless etc etc…. during this journey he falls in love with Heer played by Nargis…

    Its seems to be a simple story… but has so many ups and downs… some serious moments… some romance… some cherishable scenes…
    as writer Imtiyaz ali tries to bring the Hollywood style of screenplay infront of Indian audience… and here he fails…
    As a director he did a good job behind the camera.. but with the pen, I found him struggling a lot…

    First half was solid… many scenes will make you laugh or cherish like…

    -Ranbir kapoors Enrty…
    -His auditions…
    -He thinking about Pain since his childhood…
    -his proposal to Nargis…
    -after rejecting sadness… and eating Samosa
    -His arguments with his brothers…
    -he tries not to come in front of Nargis….
    -Jangli Jawani…
    -Wish List…
    -entire Kashmir…
    -his fight with his brothers later on when they throw him out of the house…
    -Sheher mein takes….
    -Rabir’s meeting with Shammi Kapoor at Piyush’s office…
    -Piyush Mishra’s Massage…
    etc etc…

    first half of the movie was like heaven of enjoyment…

    Second Half starts with lot of expectations… people seemed keen for SADDA HAQ… and a revolutionary changes in the story… but here the story goes off bit….

    From the Promos the movie was seemed to be a journey of a singer who became rebel and brings some revolution…. But boss… Second half brings lot of disappointments…

    Ranbir started an affair with married Nargis… then she left him… then he became sad and angry heartbroken lover…
    The entire second half doesn’t go with the promos of the movie…

    Let’s keep the promos aside for some time… but screenplay in second half becomes too slow…

    The good moments in second half were…

    -When first time Ranbir gets angry on Media…
    -Ranbir singing song for some sex workers/ bar girls…
    -Ranbir crosses a road and arguing with his friend {a sort of mentor to him}…
    -Ranbir tears an Agreement and started reading Mantras…
    -Ranbir visits to meet his sister and everyone started clicking photos with him…
    -Rnabir’s try to help ill Nargis to get recovered…
    and
    -Every Romantic scene shown between Ranbir and Nargis…


    Ranbir Kapoor is improving as an actor with every film… till date, it was his Best performance… I would say, an award winning performance by him…

    Nargis was beautiful.. tried her best… but her non-hindi accent was terrible…

    Piyush Mishra was as usual; excellent…

    Shammi ji… though he just had a cameo… but his presence in the movie, made it special…
    for bollywood lovers, his presence was spiritual…


    Rehman did a great job with music, and
    Mohit chauhan made it more special being Jordan’s Voice…

    Irshad Kamil’s words in few songs created a magic…


    But WWW… (What went Wrong)

    According to me few things went wrong with the movie….


    First…. The Promotion…
    I would say it was an ill promotion or a totally wrong promotion…
    each and every promo gave a different view about the movie…
    though even I agree that Sadda Haq is one of best Tracks… but it doesn’t mean that you will promote entire movie based on that song….
    as per me… the song SADDA HAQ was totally wasted in the movie… you can say… EK ZABARDASTI THOOSA HUA SONG…. The song didn’t have any relation with the story… and why it was there in the movie, nobody knows that… it doesn’t go with the pace of the flick…


    Second… overdose of the music in the movie….
    no doubt that music was the plus point…. But back to back songs and instrumentals in both the halves, made the movie dull…


    Third… Weak Second half….
    the script of the second half was weaker… there are too many loopholes in the second half… which looses the grip and makes the movie boring…


    Last but not the Least… CLIMAX…
    I would say an unusual Climax… First, it was stretched a lot… and second Indian audience is not Habituate to such climaxes…



    In brief…

    I dont know why, but somehow, I am disappointed by Rockstar...
    May be, I was expecting something else...

    but

    The sculpture of RockstaR has grown tall based on 3 pillars… or you can say 3 R’s…
    1. RANBIR’s PERFORMANCE…
    2. REHMAN’s MUSIC…
    3. ROMANCE shown in the movie…

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    We will miss you SHAMMI JI….
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    AkhtaR,,,
    Dil sE,,,

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