Rajat Barmecha, the teenaged powerhouse of talent who comes up with a confident, natural and remarkably restrained performance. He has a very neutral face and two very still eyes that are exploited to the hilt by Motwane. Rajat proves that he has much more to him than his cute looks and is an actor to look forward to. The boy not only brings freshness and spontaneity to the enterprise but helps Udaan become an exercise in minimalism. His emotions are so muted, his expressions so understated that his journey is not reduced to a melodramatic drag but a buoyant flight.
Ronit Roy comes up with a superlative award-worthy act as the authoritative father. The man, who crash-landed in stardom with Jaan Tere Naam and then vanished only to resurface as a loud soap star, gives the performance of a lifetime as the father who has his reasons. He is super as the bully, semi-neurotic father with demons of his own to battle. He makes you feel for him at a juncture in the film when not many would bet on his point of view. Egotistical but not eccentric.
Ram Kapoor as Ronit Roy’s younger brother is another extraordinary actor in the film. He underplays his part with rare understanding. As the compassionate and caring chacha, he seemingly didn’t follow his father’s stringent footsteps like his elder brother (Roy) seems to have.
The two kids, Rajat Barmecha and Aayan Boradia, are the real stars of this enterprise. Rajat seems to have got a tailor-made role and he sinks his teeth into it. Aayan, the child actor, displays the vulnerability beautifully. He is really endearing. His tender expressions and soulful eyes convey so much!
4.5 / 5