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Udaan critic rating (Hindustan Times): 3.5
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Udaan critic rating (Mumbai Mirror): 3
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Udaan critic rating (Indiatimes): 4

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Udaan  (2010 - Hindi)

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  • Definitely makes an Udaan…

    Udaan rating: 8 out of 10(Aakash Barvalia wrote on 17 Jul 2010)

    The man Vikramaditya Motwane, who assisted in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, associated in Devdas, written the story of Dev D, and now written and directed the movie Udaan. The story is being also written by the none other than Mr. Anurag Kashyap, so the weight age of the film definitely increases. Though the trivia of this film also says that it was set to be originally being released few years back, but somehow got released in 2010. So this also played a vital part related to this movie, regarding how the story and looks would affect the viewers, as well as to the Critic’s persons. Let see how Udaan makes an Udaan into the heart of the viewers, as well as into the Critic’s persons.


    The whole story is based on a 17yr old boy named Rohan (Rajat Barmecha), who was expelled from his school with his three along friends as they were all caught in watching a semi porn film in a theatre after running from the school’s hostel in the mid-night. Soon all of them were dispersed and were staying with their parents and families. Rohan also moved to his city and was staying with his father, Bhairav Singh (Ronit Roy). Mr. Singh was very rude in nature, no love for anybody, and always does Hitlergiri in front of everyone. His small brother Jimmy (Ram Kapoor) stays just nearby their house and respects his big brother very much, though knowing his attitude, behavior and nature. When Rohan was in school, his father got married with another woman, also got separated, leaving a small 6yr old boy Arjun (Aayan Boradia) behind him. Rohan was very upset with this and was started to hate his life, his dad along with Arjun. He was wanted to become a writer, which his uncle Jimmy was supporting him, but he was forced to work with his dad as a worker in his small metal and steel company. Mr. Singh’s nature was so bad that he also often beats up Rohan, as well as to the small boy Arjun. Rohan started caring and loving his step brother, and soon they both were struggling hard in tackling their life, and finding ways how to be safe from their Hitler dad’s hand.

    The whole story revolves around this, and finally at the end how Rohan and Arjun got their freedom in a beautifully scripted way, is the total magic of this film.

    Plus Points:

    1. First Rate Direction. Rate: 4 / 5
    Though this movie is the debu direction for Vikramaditya, but he proved to the critic people that he has got talent. Awesome direction for the start, and I am just having no words to describe his talent. The every different voice over behind every different scene, the way every character says their dialogues and putting behind some different shots, the way general shots is being shown in any scene, the way each and every scene is being describe; so meaningful, so understandable, to the point, and related to real life, so inspiring and so motivating.

    2. Story and Screenplay: A huge round of applause. Rate: 4 / 5

    Beautifully and so incredibly had written the story and the dialogues by Anurag Kashyap as well as by Vikramaditya. The dialogues spoken by each and every character, the scene after scene being shown to us, also all the non verbal dialogue scenes, and the overall story being presented to us; very interesting, super real feeling, too good hook ups – start and end, and plus hilarious also. For example some of the scenes were very memorable, like Anand Tiwari speaks his sad story in a filmy style in a bar with Rohan and friends, Rohan’s friend Manjot Singh teasing their warden man ‘mucchad’ and principal, Rohan illustrating the story in his way in the hospital, Rohan beats his father in running race at the end, and just so on and on and on.

    3. All the technicalities were also good. Rate: 3 / 5

    Cinematography by Mahendra Shetty was good, especially in all the Ronit Roy’s scene, Dipika Kalra’s editing was also good, Music and Background score given by Amit Trivedi was also not bad, and all the rest of the crew members who were working behind the screen were also better and made the product as fine as it should be.

    4. And last but not the least, the major plus point by which the film wouldn’t be so good.

    Outstanding performances by all the performers, a great applause for them. Rajat Barmecha as Rohan was splendid. He has played his character so well and so efficiently, in his very first film only that without his so good performance, the film wouldn’t be so interesting. Plus not to be forgotten, Ronit Roy’s performance was juts out of the world. Though he is well experienced actor, but the way he has shown his rudeness, his anger, his hitlergiri, portraying a role of bad father, just amazing and totally speechless. I guess no one can think of any substitute for this role after watching his min0blowing performance in this movie. Ram Kapoor as a respectful small brother, caring uncle, down to earth and a very jolly good nature man was just perfect. And Aayan Boradia as Arjun, a small little boy, he was so just amazing. His expressions, his acting and performances, his dialogue delivery, everything, each and everything of him was just so incredible. and the rest of the characters as Rohan’s friends, mucchad singh, and including Anand Tiwari as Appu, a smile with a thumbs up for them.

    Minus Points:

    1. Only one: This film – Udaan – It’s not meant for all the masses.

    Final Verdict:
    Do watch it if you want to watch some interesting, meaningful, something inspiring and motivating, with some great performances and a very good story, plus with the added dose of very hilarious scenes and dialogues; then do watch it.

    3.75 / 5

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