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Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 December 2009 (USA)
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A story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart.

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Shimit Amin

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Jaideep Sahni (dialogue), Jaideep Sahni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Harpreet Singh Bedi
Prem Chopra ... P.S. Bedi
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Chhotelal Mishra
D. Santosh D. Santosh ... Girish Reddy
Naveen Kaushik ... Nitin Rathore
Gauhar Khan ... Koena Shaikh
Manish Chaudhary ... Sunil Puri
Shazahn Padamsee ... Sherena K.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Imtiaz Ahamed Imtiaz Ahamed ... Narayan
Kumar Amit Kumar Amit ... Shivam
Lakshya Raj Anand Lakshya Raj Anand ... Bunty
Saumya Sankar Chakraborty Saumya Sankar Chakraborty ... Accountant Gupta
Amar Choudhary Amar Choudhary ... Rajesh
Kayaan Contractor Kayaan Contractor ... Sherena's Colleague
Suumeet Darshan ... Rumaan - double 'A' (as Sumeet Darshan Dobhal)
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Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) has just graduated and decides to five into the world of sales for an adventurous career. But soon his idea of success begins to clash. It's the story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart - and stumbling upon a crazy way which turned his world upside down and his career right side up. Written by Official source

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tam Ve Toc Hanh: Nguoi Ban Hang Cua Nam See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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The film didnt fare well though released when Ranbhir had given back to back hits. See more »

Quotes

Sunil Puri: I'm giving you an offer of a lifetime.
Harpreet Singh Bedi: Oh, so you sell phone cards as well?
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References Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) See more »

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Pocket Mein Rocket Hai
Performed by Benny Dayal
Lyrics by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Salim Merchant, Salim-Sulaiman
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Zip, zap, zoom
20 December 2009 | by sniperswagatSee all my reviews

Shimit Amin returns with his latest offering after 'Chak De India', and expectations skyrocket! Sorry, had to get that one out.

Harpreet Singh Bedi, a fresh graduate, has barely survived college, while getting just enough marks to pass muster. Unable to get a well-paying job elsewhere, he decides to go into sales and joins AYS computers as a sales trainee. On his first day on the job, he refuses a bribe and reports the client. Unfortunately, this ends up making him the ridicule of the office staff for his naiveté. Stung by this criticism, Harpreet proceeds to set up his own firm - Rocket Sales, right under his boss' nose. He gets 3-4 people from the office to join him on this venture, and together they set out to take on AYS in the field.

The story is a simple one, and it has been effectively brought alive by the lifelike characters and dialogues. The screenplay is brilliant through most of the movie, though the final 20 minutes play out a little strangely.

Shimit Amin has an eye for detail. Everything looks and feels like it does in real life, with people drinking from plastic cups in office parties, to no one wearing designer clothes, and Ranbir's mentor telling him methods to keep the shirt clean. Amin extracts great performances from his ensemble cast as well. My only grouse is that the flick could have been around 15-20 minutes shorter. That would have kept the effort crisper.

Ranbir Kapoor as Harpreet is great. As refreshing it is to finally see a Sardar in a non-comic lead role, it is because of Ranbir that the character becomes real. Even when he dances at the party, he doesn't do anything hero-ish. He just dances like a normal guy would. Naveen Kaushik as his mentor, who joins him at Rocket Sales, stands out. In fact, he overshadows Ranbir in many scenes! Manish Chaudhari as the unscrupulous boss Puri is brilliant, as is D. Santosh as the techie who surfs for bikini-clad women on the net. Prem Chopra as Ranbir's granddad is a delight. Mukesh Bhatt as Chote Lal, Gauhar Khan as Koena and the many actors playing the sales team are effective. Shazahn Padamsee hardly has 3 scenes in the movie.

The songs in the movie are there only as part of the background score, and serve no purpose. The background score is good. The set design is brilliant. You truly get the feel of the constricted office space and the inside of a regular middle class home.

Final Verdict: The effective story-telling and great acting lifts this story, which could have been shorter by 15-20 minutes.


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