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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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Sarita Mehra
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Sonia (as Kashmera Shah)
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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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$355,532, 4 October 2009, Limited Release

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$717,977, 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 »

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

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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References Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

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Gunjasa Hai Iktara
Performed by Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Amit Trivedi
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Amongst so many bad Hindi movies, here is good one
22 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I do not accompany my wife on her visits to the cinema to watch most new Hindi movies. There is a rash of silly comedies (supposed to be) with one or more from Akshay Kumar, the Deshmukh kid, Fardeen Khan, Sunil Shetty, Govinda in his terrible new avatar and others of their ilk. Or there are the Shahrukh Khan types with his ever increasing hamming that people continue to love in this country after half a century (in my life time) of watching. I wait and wait for a great review or for one of the few friends whose judgment I trust to tell me here is a you must see before I go to watch a Bollywood film. So when my good friend Sandhya Divecha told my wife to ask me to see this one I went.

And it was good.

Yes it could have been better (almost every movie can be and most Hindi movies can be MUCH better) but it was enjoyable. It was my first time watching Ranbir Kapoor and he is pretty good. This kid needs time (and better luck than his father) and he could be a real star. Everyone know how good an actress Konkana is but he more than holds his own and thats a big compliment.

The first half is a bit patchy but gets better as the movie gets going and the second one is a breeze. Anupam Kher does an ordinary job as he does more and more frequently of late and the highly talented Supriya Pathak is given yet another role which makes her mouth silly broken English. Friends tell me that it suits the role but that doesn't convince me. But both Kher and Pathak have minor roles. Its is Ranbir and Konkana all the way and you go with them and their emotions all the way.

Go watch it, as someone said in another review, with someone you love or intend to.


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