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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".

Director:

Ayan Mukherjee (as Ayan Mukherji)

Writers:

Ayan Mukherjee (story and screenplay) (as Ayan Mukherji), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogue)
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Cast

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 Atisha Naik ... Mrs. Bapat
Rahul Pendkalkar Rahul Pendkalkar ... Sanju Bapat
Kainaz Motivala ... 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Bengali

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ébresztő, Sid! See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$355,532, 4 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$717,977, 30 October 2009
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Dharma Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Though the subtitles at least say "Bombay" and this film takes place in 2008, the city officially change its name to "Mumbai" in November 1995. See more »

Goofs

When Sid is boarding a rickshaw after his interview, there is a young man (wearing a black AC/DC T-shirt) talking on his cell phone who starts walking in the opposite direction. Sid turns around and runs towards Aisha and embraces her from behind. When the camera pans closer on Sid and Aisha, this same man is again seen in his original position. See more »

Quotes

Sid Mehra: [wondering why Aisha wouldn't want to be more than just friends with him] No, seriously, Aisha, what's wrong with me?
Aisha Banerjee: There's nothing "wrong" with you... Sid, I don't want to talk about this. You'll feel bad.
Sid Mehra: Why would I feel bad? It's not as if I'm in love with you. Come on, I think we can talk about this.
Aisha Banerjee: Okay. I think... you're still a kid... a bit immature... childish. You're just not what I'm looking for.
Sid Mehra: Okay. This is gonna be fun. What are you looking for, Aisha?
Aisha Banerjee: I guess somebody who is.....
[...]
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Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) 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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Wake Up - simply brilliant
2 October 2009 | by sumegha-cSee all my reviews

I personally think it's one of the best movies of the year. The good-for-nothing least-bothered college boy has been played by Ranbir Kapoor perfectly. Considering the fact that he's just 3 movies old, this is by-far his BEST performance and not even near to being a '3rd movie performance'. It seems like he has been here since ages.

The movie is not all about him, though.

Konkona Sen Sharma gets a major part as the very ambitious, well-read aspiring writer who is a newbie in the city of Mumbai and knows nothing about the city but gets Ranbir Kapoor as her first friend on her first night in the city. They have a 7-year difference but have a very strong conversational chemistry.

Supriya Pathak is amazing as Ranbir's mother and her acting reminded me of my mum. :D

Anupam Kher also fits his role as the rich hard-working dad.

All-in-all, DO NOT MISS THIS MOVIE. You will surely not get disappointed.

And yes, it will get you moist-eyed and make you reminisce about all those days of your college which are surely dumped in some corner of your mind today.

Or just watch it for Ranbir. The movie belongs to him!

I watched it last night and can't WAIT to watch it again in the hall! :D


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