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Wake Up Sid (2009)

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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".


Ayan Mukherjee (as Ayan Mukherji)


Ayan Mukherjee (story and screenplay) (as Ayan Mukherji), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Sid Mehra
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Aisha Banerjee
Supriya Pathak ... Sarita Mehra
Anupam Kher ... Ram Mehra(Sid's father)
Rahul Khanna ... Kabir Chaudhary
Kashmira Shah ... Sonia (as Kashmera Shah)
Namit Das ... Rishi Atul Raheja
Shikha Talsania ... Laxmi Inder Advani
Shruti Bapna ... Debbie
Krutika Bolaki Krutika Bolaki ... Neha
Mohsin Ali Khan Mohsin Ali Khan ... Chhotu
Munir Kabani Munir Kabani ... Amit - Mumbai Beat
Atisha Naik ... Mrs. Bapat
Rahul Pendkalkar Rahul Pendkalkar ... Sanju Bapat
Kainaz Motivala ... Tanya Lathia


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Debut of Shikha Talsania. See more »


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 »


Sid's father: Sid, you should join the office.
Sid Mehra: Whoa, where did the office come from?
Sid's father: Your college is over, right? And you don't have classes to skip anymore?
Sid Mehra: No...
Sid's father: Then you're joining the office.
Sid Mehra: But, Pa... what am I going to do there?
Sid's father: Work. What else?
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Spoofs From Doom Till Doom (1988) See more »


Suno Toh Zara, Humko Hai Yeh Kahena
Performed by Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo, Loy Mendonsa
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa
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Good Morning Karan Johar
11 October 2009 | by CAMKGSee all my reviews

A very refreshing and a very likable debut from writer-director Ayan Mukherjee. Considering the resume of his producer, a very gutsy effort as well.

There is nothing novel about the premise of Wake Up Sid, neither is there any major plot twist that is not quite evident from watching the preview of the film. And yet Ayan is very observant in his writing and seems very true in his approach. He also treats the viewer with appropriate intelligence to let things unfold consequentially and logically.

It is also very inspiring to know that the entire film is shot in Mumbai - it is a story about Mumbai and Ayan adds a beautiful underlying subplot about the city, its character and its weather. Anil Mehta has done an amazing job capturing Mumbai on screen.

The supporting cast and Konkona as well as Rahul Khanna all do a very admirable job, but this is really all about Ranbir Kapoor. He has come of age in this movie as an actor with tremendous ability. The arc of his character is not extremely difficult in its emotionality, but Ranbir has added tremendous conviction and sincerity to it. It is very heartening to see and keeping in mind his forthcoming films, I am very excited.

But most of all, I must applaud Karan Johar. As a producer or director, this is his seventh film - KKHH, KKKG, KHNH, Kaal, KANK, Dostana and now Wake Up Sid. This is his best and the only one that I have personally liked. I applaud him because he has taken a chance and really put his money and his reputation on the line for something that is truly different given his filmography so far.

Indian cinema has changed amazingly in the last 5 years or so and I hope that with films like these KJ and his Dharma Productions will be a part of the newer, smarter, cooler and dare I say better Bollywood. 8/10.

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ébresztő, Sid! See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$355,532, 4 October 2009

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Production Co:

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Dolby Digital


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