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..