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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
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When Sid is boarding a rickshaw after his interview, there is a young man (wearing a black AC/DC T-shirt) talking on his cell phone who starts walking in the opposite direction. Sid turns around and runs towards Aisha and embraces her from behind. When the camera pans closer on Sid and Aisha, this same man is again seen in his original position. See more »
[wondering why Aisha wouldn't want to be more than just friends with him]
No, seriously, Aisha, what's wrong with me?
There's nothing "wrong" with you... Sid, I don't want to talk about this. You'll feel bad.
Why would I feel bad? It's not as if I'm in love with you. Come on, I think we can talk about this.
Okay. I think... you're still a kid... a bit immature... childish. You're just not what I'm looking for.
Okay. This is gonna be fun. What are you looking for, Aisha?
I guess somebody who is.....
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More than a movie ... cool breeze, morning sunlight or first drizzle
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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