Shades Of Words

Wake Up Sid


Indian cinema is changing – we are moving away from larger than life characters and situations to more people oriented stories.Finally we get to see real characters and slice of life moments. ‘Wake up Sid’ is not a brilliant but definitely an enjoyable movie.
This coming of age story of Siddharth aka Sid ( Ranbir Kapoor) is not exactly a novel concept but its the brilliant acting that makes it fresh.

First the synopsis – Siddharth is our average ‘bigde hui baap ka beta’..whose only aim in life is to …well… is to blow up his dad’s money.
Repeated attempts from his parents to get him serious about his life falter and things come to pass when he fails his graduation exam.
Annoyed with his failure and refusal to take the blame for his shortcomings  Sid walks out of his home in a fit of anger.
He finds refuge at Sapna’s ( Konkana Sharma) apartment , his new friend , who has come to Bombay from Calcutta, to make her dreams come true. No she does not want to be an actress but a journalist.
The story then takes the predicable path – Sid gets a wake up call when even Sapna refuses to put up with him, he grows up, takes responsibility and also…falls in love.
Yes , not exactly novel and interesting but its the way its portrayed that keeps the viewer hooked.

The music is very average –  though goes well with the story – moving it forward in several places. A remarkable piece is the song ‘Iktara’ .
Ranbir Kapoor is a good actor and is convincing,but, I believe is looks work against him. He is too boyish looking to fit seriously in an adult role. Konkana Sen Sharma gives a good performance. Anupam Kher and Supriya Pathak are both well fitted in their roles as the parents.

Verdict : A good movie..


Author: Vipula

Before talking about who we are, we’d like to tell you a bit about how and why Shades of Words came into being. It all started with the idea of “A place where we could share with likeminded people about things we enjoy. From books to music to movies to travel; Shades of Words was to be a place about the best of our experiences” We thought about why should anyone read us? The answer was that whatever we review would be a mix of our experience of the thing along with interesting and useful information about it. So in case you are reading us regularly or even checking us out once in a while then we have succeeded in our efforts someway somewhere. Who are we? Known as Kapil Sood and Vipula Gupta, we thought of Shades of Words on one fine Sunday afternoon. Tired of writing interesting RFP’s and project documentation; we decided to give this a shot. Yes! We work in Indian IT industry. Cupid struck us while were innocently slogging together on the highly intricate job of formatting and beautifying documents! And since then, we have been working together to establish Shades of Words as a place that we can claim as ours. (Because buying a house is still years away!) What else? Kapil also writes some blogs which you can read here and here.

4 thoughts on “Wake Up Sid

  1. Iktara is a great number…am yet to watch the movie.

  2. do watch it once..u will like it. A little slow but still nice

  3. I am hoping we can get this one on Netflix eventually 🙂

  4. Patty – if you havent you must watch some Bollywood titles – there is this huge list of titles that I can recommend 🙂

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