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Rockstar (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Musical | 11 November 2011 (USA)
Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

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Neena Kaul
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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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11 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,920,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$985,912 (USA) (2 December 2011)
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Imtiaz Ali had started writing the script for Rockstar in 2007, and had originally had Hrithik Roshan in mind for the role of Jordan, however, before he contracted Hrithik Roshan into the movie, he sheveled the script as he was unsatisfied with his first draft. Ali then began writing the second draft of Rockstar, and narrated it to Ranbir Kapoor, originally having no intention in casting Kapoor. After completing the second draft, Ali filmed Love Aaj Kal in 2009, and in late 2010, Ali cast Ranbir Kapoor for the lead role of Jordan. See more »

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In the scene just before the interval (when Jordan and Heer enter lush green fields on their bike), a shot is taken in which the equipment is visible in the shining back of the mirror of the motorcycle. See more »

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Janardan Jakhar: Many years ago there was a jungle over here. A dense and fearsome jungle.Then one day, a city came up in its place. Neat and tidy houses, wide roads.Everything became planned and proper.
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Katiya Karun
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Irshad Kamil
Performed by Harshdeep Kaur
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No words for describing it...
15 November 2011 | by (Noida, India) – See all my reviews

Rockstar is a film made once in a lifetime. Hats off to Imtiaz Ali for story, Ranbir Kapoor & Nargis Farkhri for scintillating performances, A.R. Rahman & Mohit Chauhan for great soundtrack & background Music.

Rockstar is a must watch film. It'll leave you feel-good hangover of itself. This Movie shows how Love Stories should be made. This movie has something, which is hard to see in other Hindi/Bollywood Films. Something which would make you think about the whole movie even after so many hours of watching it. Watch it deeply and you'll enjoy it.

I loved the movie and enjoyed it thoroughly after so watching so many movies this year, I'd say Watch it Again, if you've seen it once...

Verdict: Don't Miss it!!!

Acting & Performance: 9/10

Story: 8.5/10

Music: 10/10

Overall: 9/10


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