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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)
Top Rated Indian Movies #201 | 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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According to Ayan Mukerji the scene where Sid and Aisha meet for the first time at debbie's party had to be re-shot. See more »


When Debbie offers to pay for Sid's food in the restaurant , she states that she was unable to get admission in college 3 years back because of Sid, but she also says that she has got the job. Given that she was in the same college as Sid, and graduated with him (it takes at least 3 years to complete degree in India to get a job) , the story she is telling about not getting admission can not be true. See more »


Sid Mehra: Hey, Debbie, why do you hate me so much?
Debbie: Three years ago I came to Bombay to join our college. I had the right grades but I was late with my application. I didn't get in that year. You know why? Because you took my seat, Sidharth. Your father called a few people and you got the last seat in the batch. I am smarter, I work harder, and I'm more deserving than you, but life has always been easier for you, hasn't it? Bye, Sid.
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References Dil Chahta Hai (2001) See more »


Gunjasa Hai Iktara
Performed by Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Amit Trivedi
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A must watch movie for CEO's of Dads pocket money!
16 March 2020 | by Datz_menenSee all my reviews

A well-directed moral message granting romantic movie by the Ayan Mukherjee. The direction is well-mannered nd scenes all r candid nd natural. Although, if the transitions r also get good the Film became out-standing. The flow of music into scenes r fabulous,nd soothing. More over if we move towards the acting of Ranbir nd konkana, u know Ranbir is the best choice for the character of Sid , aplaudes👏 to casting director. Well konkana portray the character of Aisha, a independent girl looking for a matured guy but tangled in the childish nd outgoing character of Sid , u know konkana keeps all the scenes fresh nd breezed naturality in her acting nd performance.u also have a great applaud 👏. Besides this , Actually not want to mention that, all know that Anupam Kher performed well the character he is marvelous actually yaar👌. Last but not least , This Film script, screen play, content all have the freshness in it , also meaningful movie which showcases nowadays teenagers and youngsters who loots their parents, not have any responsibilities atleast for the daily needs of them, The film guide them to think for future nd try to find the passion in which field they want . Hope we expect more entertaining movies like this from u the cast and crew of this movie.🍁

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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

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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