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Rockstar (2011)

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

Director:

Imtiaz Ali

Writers:

Imtiaz Ali, Muazzam Beg (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Janardan Jakhar / Jordan
Nargis Fakhri ... Heer Kaul
Shammi Kapoor ... Ustad Jameel Khan
Kumud Mishra ... Khatana
Piyush Mishra ... Dhingra
Shernaz Patel ... Neena Kaul
Aditi Rao Hydari ... Sheena
Sanjana Sanghi ... Mandy
Shikha Jain Shikha Jain ... Meena
Jaideep Ahlawat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moufid Aziz Moufid Aziz ... Jai
Geetika Budhiraja ... Sheena-college girl
Aakash Dahiya Aakash Dahiya ... Jaat
Sushil Dahiya Sushil Dahiya ... Cop
Teddy Maurya Teddy Maurya ... Music Arranger
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рок-зiрка See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nargis Fakri, the lead actress had a face a lot of media flak for her apparent lip job for her debut movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Janardan Jakhar: Many years ago there was a jungle over here. A dense and fearsome jungle.Then one day, a city came up in its place. Neat and tidy houses, wide roads.Everything became planned and proper.
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Connections

Spoofs Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Phir Se Udd Chala
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Irshad Kamil
Performed by Mohit Chauhan
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Entertaining, surprising somewhere, superb acting, one of the best cinematography, crazy music !!!
19 November 2011 | by vineeet-singhSee all my reviews

The concept of presenting the strength of music has been totally upgraded and has been lifted to a great level … A R Rehman has proved and ensured that not always audience can take a break during any song sequence in Indian/bollywood movie. I would love to see a live 'Sadda Haq' of Mohit … Duet of Rehman and Mohit in 'Kun Faya Kun' & 'Nadan Parinde' deserve top marks.

I didn't went for this movie with any great expectation but the direction in first 10-15 mins of the movie gave my money back … rest was just free of cost world class entertainment.

Very first thing I did after I was back from the movie was I checked the profile of Imtiaz Ali. What a direction and script Mr. Director … :)

It might not appeal to masses but is surely a feast for music lovers and phenomenal acting (as in how well a character can be presented). It was like Rocky on adrenaline … not a single moment in the movie was getting drown down … one perfectly executed script.

I was fed up with all those Hollywood remakes … but this presentation was really impressive. All stars to Rockstar...!!!!


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