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Wake Up Sid (2009)

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£101,858 (UK) (2 October 2009)

Gross:

$717,977 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

Though the subtitles at least say "Bombay" and this film takes place in 2008, the city officially change its name to "Mumbai" in November 1995. See more »

Goofs

After the water fight between Sid and Aisha, the back of Sid's shirt is slightly wet, but in the next scene it becomes completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Aisha Banerjee: In fact, I have imagined this interview a thousand times in my head. But I never imagined that I'd be this nervous... and you this handsom-
[Stops shocked]
Kabir Chaudhary: [stares at her amused]
Aisha Banerjee: You know, I'll clean your desk very creatively... It does need cleaning - a lot. So...
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Connections

References Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Suno Toh Zara, Humko Hai Yeh Kahena
Performed by Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo, Loy Mendonsa
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa
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User Reviews

 
More than a movie ... cool breeze, morning sunlight or first drizzle
17 September 2010 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie a number of times, and this is when I am not a movie buff. What keeps me bringing back to this movie however, is the fact that Wake up Sid is definitely more than a movie.

It is a story enjoyable in totality or just in parts, no matter how much one sees of it, there is always something to take away. My takeaways from this movie have been numerous - from something as frivolous as ideas for redoing a house to something as drastic as finding a direction in life. And every time I feel I lack focus, I end up watching this movie.

Wake up Sid does have its flaws, probably the key one being its pace, it gets slow at times (though never painfully slow). Then again, if you are looking for some great climax, there is none to come, because the movie is not really a typical Bolly/Hollywood stuff - it is not a comedy (as incorrectly mentioned at many places), nor a pure love story (though that forms a very beautiful element of the whole package). The true genre of the movie is what you are gonna take away from the movie, so just watch it to realize how different this movie can be every time you watch, it has the potential to come across just as differently as daily weather.


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