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A spoiled young adult living in Mumbai experiences a change in his lazy ways when he meets a woman at a party, who inspires him to "wake up".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sid Mehra
Konkona Sen Sharma ...
Aisha Banerjee
Supriya Pathak ...
Sarita Mehta
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Sid's father
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Kabir Chaudhary
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Sonia (as Kashmera Shah)
Namit Das ...
Rishi Atul Raheja
Shikha Talsania ...
Laxmi Inder Advani
Shruti Bapna ...
Debbie
Krutika Bolaki ...
Neha
Mohsin Ali Khan ...
Chottu
Munir Kabani ...
Amit - Mumbai Beats
Atisha Naik ...
Mrs. Bapat
Rahul Pendkalkar ...
Sanju Bapat
Kainaz Motivala ...
Tanya Lathia
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Storyline

In Mumbai, Sid Mehra is, in the words of his father, an arrogant, spoiled brat. He lives with a doting mother, subservient brother, and a father who covers his expenses and credit card bills. Sid takes his college finals then starts work at his father's business; he lasts less than a week before walking out. At a graduation party, he meets Aisha, newly arrived from Calcutta and set on becoming a writer. He shows her the city and helps her refurbish a rented flat. He asks if she'd like to progress from friend to something more, but she says no: he lacks ambition and isn't her type. Will her words, his exam results, a confrontation with his parents, and a break with his friends be enough to wake Sid up? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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2 October 2009 (India)  »

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Ébresztő, Sid!  »

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£101,858 (UK) (2 October 2009)

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$717,977 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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The film got delayed three month during post production when Ranbir Kapoor grew a beard for a role in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009), therefore, he was unavailable to shoot some of the patch up scenes. See more »

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The main story is running in the time period of April and May 2008, but when Sid gets the first email from Aisha, the email date is of March 9, 2009 See more »

Quotes

Sid Mehra: Why did you have to write such a big article? Couldn't you have just said it at home! You know that I'm an idiot, Aish.
[Softly]
Sid Mehra: Aish... I love you too.
[Loudly]
Sid Mehra: I love you!
Aisha Banerjee: [smiles] I love you, Sid!
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References Wacky Races (1968) See more »

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Wake Up Sid
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Lourdes Mendonça
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Bollywood waking up 2 some sensible cinema!!!
5 November 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I'm am new to IMDb and i have to say that Wake Up Sid! was worth writing my first comment for.

Wake Up Sid! is kind of a coming of age movie about this guy Siddharth Mehra who refuses to grow up. Something I'm very sure a lot of the guys out there can relate to. No matter how old you are, you definitely went thru this stage once. The movie very astutely draws attention to the various aspects of this stage. The young but evidently talented director has been able to very efficiently portray the characters and their emotions . The movie has a lot of very touching dialogs, brilliant acting, great music combined with some beautiful shots of the wonderfully vibrant city of Mumbai. Most of the characters were well defined and the story was told very well by the debutant director. All in all it was a very well made film with a heart and a soul.

A lot of the films credit also goes to the two lead characters Ranbhir Kapoor and Konkona Sen. The 2 actors were brilliant and very sincere in depicting there respective characters, and were very convincing in showing there emotions and feelings on screen. The chemistry between the fresh, though unlikely pairing of Ranbhir Kapoor and Konkana Sen really works to a great extent, which translates into this special yet intimate bond between the two characters. Till this movie i was not very sure about Ranbhir Kapoor as an actor but with this movie he has really risen to the occasion and given a stellar performance while Konkana is her usual remarkable self, with yet another impact-full performance. Actors Anupum Kher and Supriya Pathak were also very good as the father and mother and played their respective characters truthfully. The talents of Rahul Khanna has again been wasted in a minuscule role, but he manages to make the best of what he had. Even most of the smaller actors manage to do a very commendable job.

Well d movie had a lot more going for it but i will now talk a bit about what went against it. The movie to sum extent was a bit slow paced and there will be a lot of people who will kind of find it a bit of a drag. The ending of the movie was quite predictable and borders cheesy. Also the director treated the movie in a little serious and philosophical manner which not many youth in the audience appreciate these days. The movie is very symbolic and one can only really appreciate it if they can strongly relate to what the director is trying to talk about in the movie. This is a must watch for everyone who is or was in the grey stage of growing from a boy to a man. A beautiful movie which deserves to be watched with an open perspective. Please check it out.


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