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

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Sid Mehra
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Aisha Banerjee
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Sarita Mehra
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Ram Mehra(Sid's father)
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Kabir Chaudhary
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Sonia (as Kashmera Shah)
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Rishi Atul Raheja
Shikha Talsania ...
Laxmi Inder Advani
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Debbie
Krutika Bolaki ...
Neha
Mohsin Ali Khan ...
Chhotu
Munir Kabani ...
Amit - Mumbai Beat
Atisha Naik ...
Mrs. Bapat
Rahul Pendkalkar ...
Sanju Bapat
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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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Opening Weekend:

£101,858 (UK) (2 October 2009)

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

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 »

Goofs

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's father: [hearing Sid tell his mother to shut up] Say you're sorry, Sid. I said apologize to your her.
Sid Mehra: Please don't interfere with this, Dad.
Sid's father: Don't interfere? And continue to ignore what an ungrateful, spoiled brat you've become? How dare you speak to your mother like that. Her life has revolved around you every single day of the last twenty years. She couldn't go to school, so she wanted you to do well so you could get everything she couldn't have.
Sid Mehra: Wow. Another lecture.
Sid's father: [as Sid turns to leave] Sid! Don't...
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Connections

References Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Wake Up Sid
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Lourdes Mendonça
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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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