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Rockstar (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Musical | 11 November 2011 (USA)
Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

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The film follows Janardhan Jhakar in a series of flashbacks and flash forwards, how the small collage boy became an international rock sensation "Jordan". To chase his dreams of a rockstar, the wanna-be singer his counseled that music and feelings only come with pain. In the process of which, he meets Heer, a tough on the outside and popular college girl, the both become friends, and as time passes by his dreams of music fade away as they spend time together. When heer moves away, Janardhan is thrown out of his house because of family misunderstandings. As he bides his time at a local mosque, his passion for music comes back to life. He is soon signed by a record label, where he makes more enemies than friends, his tour takes him to Prague, where he is reunited with a married Heer. Things go awry when the two share an intimate moment, and Jordan his deported to India on trespassing charges filed by Heer's husband. Now an angry painful and lonely JORDAN embarks on his journey to become... Written by Eros International

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Budget:

$10,920,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$612,235, 13 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$985,912, 4 December 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,660,000, 16 December 2011
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Ranbir Kapoor had to take many efforts to transform himself into a rock star. He practiced guitar at A. R. Rahman's studio for many days, read Kurt Cobain's biography and familiarized himself with him. See more »

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In the scene just before the interval (when Jordan and Heer enter lush green fields on their bike), a shot is taken in which the equipment is visible in the shining back of the mirror of the motorcycle. See more »

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Janardan Jakhar: Beyond the world of right doing n wrong doing, there is a world & we will meet there
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References Apna Desh (1972) See more »

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The Meeting Place
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Irshad Kamil, 'Rumi'
Performed by Ranbir Kapoor
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Honest
15 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Not every movie needs to have tadka, it's a movie which is pure from heart and honest. It doesn't speak about anything other than attraction which can't be explained.

Sure it has it's flaws but if you can look over them and watch it with a warm heart, it stays with you well after you have left the theater.

Hats off to Imtiaz Ali for daring to break the shell. Jab we met was fun to watch and a good movie, but Rockstar shows how much depth can be reached in a romantic movie without even saying the L word even once.

Everything said, watch it if you appreciate good cinema and not because you are looking for a stereotypical complete Bollywood package.


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