Friday, 11 November 2011

Rockstar Review

Rockstar the much talked about film, directed by Imtiaz Ali stars Nargis Fakhri and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. The film begins well with very interesting fun filled moments. Rockstar is able to immediately connect with the audience as the scene shifts between the past and the present.

Life in a typical Delhi college and the scenic beauty of Kashmir has been beautifully captured on screen. Youngsters and even the older, lot will be able to relate to many sequences in Rockstar, when the protagonist played by the naive Janardhan Jakhar (Ranbir Kapoor) who aspires to be a rockstar like Jim Morrison. His yearning for heartbreak gets him close to Heer (Nargis Fakhri), as they bond over soft-porn cinema and country liquor. Soon after, the girl is married off to some NRI, the boy is thrown out of his house, he seeks solace in a dargah and next you know he's a singing sensation rechristened as Jordan.
A foreign tour reunites him with Heer and their passive passion rekindles until Jordan is obsessed with her.

However, the second half gets a little monotonous and the narration becomes a little weak. Another drawback in Rockstar is the 'realism' part. Many sequences in the film are hard to believe and one cannot help but opine that Imtiaz could have dealt with it more realistically. The scene between Ranbir and Shammi Kapoor is very nice to watch, apart from many other light moments.

The background score by AR Rahman is extremely good and uplifts your mood. The music and songs are capable of drifting you to another world.

Some of the dialogues in Rockstar is truly funny, though the editing could have been more crispier. Rockstar bears similarity with Imtiaz Ali's previous ventures - Jab We Met and Love Aaj kal. If you have enjoyed watching any of those films, you sure will love Rockstar as well.

Rockstar rocks you but only partially thanks to the star called Ranbir Kapoor.

Movie(Rockstar): 3 stars.

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