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RockStar (2011)

 -  Music | Musical  -  11 November 2011 (USA)
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Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

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Credited cast:
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Nargis Fakhri ...
Heer Kaul
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Ustad Jameel Khan
Kumud Mishra ...
Khatana
Piyush Mishra ...
Dhingra
Shernaz Patel ...
Neena Kaul
Aditi Rao Hydari ...
Sheena
Sanjana Sanghi ...
Mandy
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Meena
Jaideep Ahlawat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moufid Aziz ...
Jai
Sushil Dahiya ...
Cop
Ram Menon ...
JJ's Freind
Shreya Narayan ...
JJ's sister-in-law
Paritosh Sand ...
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Storyline

The film follows Janardhan Jhakar in a series of flashbacks and flash forwards, how the small collage boy became an international rock sensation "Jordan". To chase his dreams of a rockstar, the wanna-be singer his counseled that music and feelings only come with pain. In the process of which, he meets Heer, a tough on the outside and popular college girl, the both become friends, and as time passes by his dreams of music fade away as they spend time together. When heer moves away, Janardhan is thrown out of his house because of family misunderstandings. As he bides his time at a local mosque, his passion for music comes back to life. He is soon signed by a record label, where he makes more enemies than friends, his tour takes him to Prague, where he is reunited with a married Heer. Things go awry when the two share an intimate moment, and Jordan his deported to India on trespassing charges filed by Heer's husband. Now an angry painful and lonely JORDAN embarks on his journey to become... Written by Eros International

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Music | Musical

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Release Date:

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Budget:

$10,920,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$612,235 (USA) (11 November 2011)

Gross:

$985,912 (USA) (2 December 2011)
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Trivia

Ranbir Kapoor had to take many efforts to transform himself into a rock star. He practiced guitar at A. R. Rahman's studio for many days, read Kurt Cobain's biography and familiarized himself with him. See more »

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Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Irshad Kamil
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A Movie that makes you think about it even when the lights are back on!!
11 November 2011 | by (Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

FILM: When you think about a film by Imtiaz Ali, you only see an entertainment tag to a film, and also very good script writing. But seeing the promos of Rockstar made me think what Imtiaz is up to now. After giving a great film like "Jab We Met" and a mediocre film like "Love Aaj Kal", I was expecting a cheesy Love Story with a good entertaining factor. I won't say this movie doesn't have any cheesiness, but yes it's in a very low dosage. People going for just entertainment will actually love half of the movie. People going to see a Romantic flick will love the whole film. There are some very good comic punches in the film, and some very humiliating parts too. I won't use any spoilers, but yes the first half is full of comic scenes.

ACTING: Ranbir kapoor is at his best here. After giving a great performance in Rajneeti, this guy has shown his serious part again, in more of sadder way. Nargis Fakhri is very good to look at, most part of the film you will just look at her and won't even hear what anybody is saying, but when you see her talking, the jaw just falls down, she does not have those acting skills at all, it's like the start of "Katrina Kaif" again. But she has a great future ahead of her for sure. Kumud Mishra and Piyush Mishra never disappointed in their acting, both did a great job, especially Piyush Mishra.

DIRECTION & CINEMATOGRAPHY: Now the direction was really top notch in this movie, it was particularly flawless in every aspect. Imtiaz has a tendency to deepen the character development, and he has done this with great enthusiasm. The character Development of the "Rockstar" is very good and keeps you on your seat. The Cinematography was also great, from the walking sides of Delhi University to the scenarios of Kashmir and Prague was immensely intriguing.

STORY: The Story of the movie had some parts that all Hindi romantic have usually, for a time you would wonder of a "Yash Raj" film being shown. But the turn of events and the whole movement of the story were good. The only problem being that the whole movie was a "drag/stretch". This movie if made shorter, would have gained more audience.

MUSIC: I would say the music (by A.R. Rahman) is damn good. From "Jo Bhi Main" to "Tum Ho", the scores are really beautiful, and stays in your head for a very long time. Sadda Haq already being the favorite among the youth has a good adrenaline rush factor in it. The movie being pretty much mediocre, the music actually makes the movie very good.

VERDICT: I would go for

FILM: 7/10

ACTING: 7/10

DIRECTION & CINEMATOGRAPHY: 6/10

STORY: 6/10

MUSIC: 9/10

OVERALL: 7.5/10

The movie has been given a great artistic touch to it, which is hard to see in a Bollywood film. Such that it makes you think about the whole movie even after 24 hours of watching it. Give it time to indulge in your mind, it will actually get to your soft spot, and you would say, "The movie was really sad"!!


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