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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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Credited cast:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Harpreet Singh Bedi
Prem Chopra ... P.S. Bedi
Mukesh Bhatt ... Chhotelal Mishra
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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Debut of Shaan Padamsee. See more »

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Harpreet Singh Bedi: Even Spiderman has to take risks. At least I'm a salesman.
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References Apna Desh (1972) See more »

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Gadbadi Hadbadi
Performed by Vishal Dadlani
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Ranbir Kapoor: Find of the Year
12 December 2009 | by codenamepaulieSee all my reviews

The way the opening credits are presented, they raise your expectations from the film. And the first 30 minutes are typically reflective of a salesman's life. It is easy to connect with the situations and giggle at the workplace jokes. Our protagonist has just barely graduated & wants to make a career in sales. But he is naive, and has to learn the tricks of the trade soon. To complicate matters, he has demanding bosses & non co-operative peers. Been there.

But soon enough, our guy, with a few other employees of the same company, hatches a plan to prove a point & make some money by creating a dummy company that provides superior service & works on ethical lines only. A good intentioned simple storyline from Jaideep Sahni, but a bit too far-fetched. So, once again, it is up to the director & the actors to elevate it. And they do. Once you get past the fake moustaches & loose wigs, the movie engages you. The script is kept tight & there are no silly song & dance routines to break the flow.

Ranbir Kapoor & Prem Chopra (who plays Ranbir's grandfather) have very good chemistry & all their scenes together are so real & touchy. Ranbir's friends & his love interest do have their moments in the sun, but the movie is not about them. As the director did with ChakDe India, the characters who take the movie forward, including the office peon & the receptionist, are developed well & are given ample screen time & they also carry their characters with ease. Salim-Suleiman have little to do barring the title track (which is missing in the movie), because the movie is not a dramatic melting pot a la Chakde. The screenplay is good, direction is good, and the actors deliver. What the film really lacks is a climax. It ends without a bang; it ends all so smoothly, with a social message thrown in.

One thing that this film confirms is that, in Ranbir Kapoor, we have found the next big thing. As with all his other movies this year, he gets right under the skin of the character, hence making it utterly believable. A director's actor, never the star. 2009 may well be the year in which all his movies came oh too close to being the biggest hits of the year. Rocket Singh may well be the next in that category.


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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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$197,650
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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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