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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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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

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Color
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Ranbir Kapoor got lot of praise for his role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sid Mehra: Why did you have to write such a big article? Couldn't you have just said it at home! You know that I'm an idiot, Aish.
[Softly]
Sid Mehra: Aish... I love you too.
[Loudly]
Sid Mehra: I love you!
Aisha Banerjee: [smiles] I love you, Sid!
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Features Mr. India (1987) See more »

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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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Amongst so many bad Hindi movies, here is good one
22 October 2009 | by swaranjsSee all my reviews

I do not accompany my wife on her visits to the cinema to watch most new Hindi movies. There is a rash of silly comedies (supposed to be) with one or more from Akshay Kumar, the Deshmukh kid, Fardeen Khan, Sunil Shetty, Govinda in his terrible new avatar and others of their ilk. Or there are the Shahrukh Khan types with his ever increasing hamming that people continue to love in this country after half a century (in my life time) of watching. I wait and wait for a great review or for one of the few friends whose judgment I trust to tell me here is a you must see before I go to watch a Bollywood film. So when my good friend Sandhya Divecha told my wife to ask me to see this one I went.

And it was good.

Yes it could have been better (almost every movie can be and most Hindi movies can be MUCH better) but it was enjoyable. It was my first time watching Ranbir Kapoor and he is pretty good. This kid needs time (and better luck than his father) and he could be a real star. Everyone know how good an actress Konkana is but he more than holds his own and thats a big compliment.

The first half is a bit patchy but gets better as the movie gets going and the second one is a breeze. Anupam Kher does an ordinary job as he does more and more frequently of late and the highly talented Supriya Pathak is given yet another role which makes her mouth silly broken English. Friends tell me that it suits the role but that doesn't convince me. But both Kher and Pathak have minor roles. Its is Ranbir and Konkana all the way and you go with them and their emotions all the way.

Go watch it, as someone said in another review, with someone you love or intend to.


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