Reference to Sid…
Many times when we watch a film, there are some scenes which touches us or we feel are exactly the same as in our real life. We feel connected with the film or its character or the subject and feel bit special while watching the film. But then there are some films having a topic which knowingly or unknowingly has occurred in one’s life but nothing big to remember or feel for it which is coming up of the age. Wake up Sid is a film with something similar concept about growing up from a boy to man. For some it’s quick as jiffy, thus no fuss about it and for someone like SID the main character in the film it’s a big issue.
“Wake Up Sid” Is story of Sid [Ranbir Kapoor] a spoilt rich brat who lives his life by partying, shopping, hanging out with friends, reading comics and spending his rich Dad’s[Anupam Kher] money. Sid’s Dad asks him to join his business after the final exams, which he agrees on some condition but he cannot connect with the job and thus leaves it. Meanwhile he meets Aisha [Konkana Sen Sharma] a out of townie girl who is few years elder to him and has come to make a life of hers from the big Mumbai city. Sid helps her in organizing her home and becomes good friends. Problem starts when Sid fails in his exam and all his friends pass out with flying colors. To add more to the wound his parents too fire him and in rage he leaves the home and comes to Aisha. Aisha shelters Sid, but is not happy with his way of living. What happens next is all about to be watched.
Story is simple and sweet, though nothing unusual. One can find few traces of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa in this film, but comes nowhere near to the classic. Screenplay is good and after long time the second half of the film is better than the first half. The situations in the second half and scenes are quite good and touchy. For eg – Conversation between Sid and his old friends, Sid missing his mom, Rahul and Konkana Jazz party scenes, Ranbir meeting Anupam Kher in his office, Konkana’s B’day, Konkana’s Write up,etc. all these scenes and more are so simple and real that they touch you. Dialogs are good and convincing. Editing is bit weak in first half, but improves drastically in second half, still something more was required especially in the climax which was but hurried. Camera work is fine and goes well with the mood of the film.
Music by Shankar Ehasaan Loy is good Especially in Title track, Kya Karoon and the best song of the film Iktaara. All songs are well shot, rest are ok.
Debutant director Ayan Mukherji has chosen a simple and sweet topic and has added the required freshness in the film. His way of storytelling is not at all dramatic nor hard hitting, it’s simple an straight. Though some scenes look bit monotones, but goes well with the need of the script. You will love the way he has shown the transformation of the main character and the love development between the main protagonists in such a natural manner. The hard work behind development of the main character shows on the screen in minute details.
One cannot imagine anyone else than Ranbir Kapoor for the role of Sid. He is perfect and has done his performance with full integrity. He is growing day by day with his performances. His body language, mannerism, clothes, style all add to the character of Sid. you will simple love him in this film. Konkana Sen Sharma is good as per the demand of the film. Anupam Kher, Rahul Bose, Supriya Pathak all add more charm to the film.
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?
Dum hain kaafi dum hain, simple and sweet film hain. Thanks to Ranbirs Performance and directors simplicity one can connect with the lead characters. Also the message passed to today’s youth by the reference of Sid without being preachy at all deserves an upper hand. The film might fall bit short for one expecting an out and out intellectual or hard hitting film and might be too out of topic for ones expecting out and out masala. But is a perfect film for one expecting a simple and sweet film. Watch it, it won’t disappoint you at all.
Ratings : 3.75+