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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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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (India)  »

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Ébresztő, Sid!  »

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Opening Weekend:

£101,858 (UK) (2 October 2009)

Gross:

$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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When Debbie offers to pay for Sid's food in the restaurant , she states that she was unable to get admission in college 3 years back because of Sid, but she also says that she has got the job. Given that she was in the same college as Sid, and graduated with him (it takes at least 3 years to complete degree in India to get a job) , the story she is telling about not getting admission can not be true. See more »

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Sid Mehra: Hey, Debbie, why do you hate me so much?
Debbie: Three years ago I came to Bombay to join our college. I had the right grades but I was late with my application. I didn't get in that year. You know why? Because you took my seat, Sidharth. Your father called a few people and you got the last seat in the batch. I am smarter, I work harder, and I'm more deserving than you, but life has always been easier for you, hasn't it? Bye, Sid.
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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) 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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Wake up Sid - an inspiration!!
7 December 2009 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

What i loved most in the movie - Wake up Sid, not every one is perfect, there cannot be pure good, pure bad people, it has its own shade of grey, that is what Sid the character is all about. Then, once you realise this, you go out and try and find what you love doing, and do that. Everything else will fall in place.

Sid, everyone from family to friends want Siddharth Mehra to do something constructive in life and earn some self - respect and of course money. He has no plans and take life as it comes. Aisha (played by Konkona Sen Sharma), who on the other hand has planned very meticulously, what she wants. I believe that because of Konkona's performance Ranbir's performance was complimentary, rather than other way around. Was it just that Aisha was a much stronger character in the movie.

The credit should go to the director to a very large extent, to make one realise, what he is worth does need to go Kargil like Lakshya or Goa like Dil Chahta Hai. You would surprised that once you realise what you want, it was just next door. Loved the way, the house where Konkona stays and they way everything in the studio apartment has been placed - the books (choice of books), the artefacts, the show pieces. The house had no bed, but a bedding that was on the floor. It reminded me of my house in Pune. That's another story.

And I just love the music, every well written and woven into the movie, specially "Iktara" that for sure Favourite song, too!! Towards, the end of the movie, you keep thinking did you like the movie, didn't you like the movie. But then the movie is inspiring in work, in love, in relationship.


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