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Wake Up Sid (2009)

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".

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Sarita Mehra
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Sonia (as Kashmera Shah)
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Rishi Atul Raheja
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Krutika Bolaki ...
Neha
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Munir Kabani ...
Amit - Mumbai Beat
Atisha Naik ...
Mrs. Bapat
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Sanju Bapat
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Tanya Lathia
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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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2 October 2009 (India)  »

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Ébresztő, Sid!  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$355,532, 4 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$717,977, 30 October 2009
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Ranbhir Kapoor got lot of praise for his role. See more »

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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 »

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.
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Sid Mehra: Aish... I love you too.
[Loudly]
Sid Mehra: I love you!
Aisha Banerjee: [smiles] I love you, Sid!
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References The Simpsons (1989) 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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Wake Up!
1 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Review from snehasallapam dot com

Mangalore Adlabs, Paid preview, 95%

I had decided not to take the risk of watching a paid preview after the experience with Chandni Chowk to China. However it was an intuition to catch W SID and to find out how it turned out read on:

Story: W SID is the story of the life of Sidharth Mehra who is another rich spoilt brat. Mr K Johar, are you not fed up of rich dad, spoilt son movies????

He gives a damn to his parents expectations, his future and life in short. Driving the most expensive car in college, paying for the shopping of his friends, dining on pizzas even when mom cooks at home, ie Sid for you.

After his college, his dad (Anupam Kher) tries to get some seriousness instilled on the boy but in vein. By then he meets Aisha(Konkana) who has come to Mumbai to make it big from Kolkotta and become friends.

Defying all logic Aisha sets up a flat in Mumbai fully furnished even before she gets a job. Sid fails in his exams,and the verbal duel with his dad sees him leaving the house and moving in with Aisha. At this point of time the relation is purely platonic.

How Sid's life changes after he is denied the wealth of his dad, how he falls in love, with whom etc form the rest of W SID.

Execution: W SID has nothing that the makers can claim as genuine. Sid is just a rehashed version of Hrithik in Lakshya and even Ranbir of Bachna he haseeno. Aisha is a straight lift from Konkanas char in Luck By Chance.

The direction lacks of creativity and is clichéd and terribly melodramatic at most of the places. Though the initial college period interests you, it has been presented on screen umpteen number of times.

Technical When the script itself is boring, I don't think any exceptional photography/music can save it. However you don't find that either. Both the departments are pretty avg and nothing to boast about.

Performances

The lead cast just repeats what ever they did in Bachna He Haseeno and Luck By Chance respectively. Supporting cast is natural,but how much can they help???

Summary:

W SID is a stale tale told in a stale manner.


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