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Movie Review – Rockstar

There are some movies that take themselves seriously and then there are some that make a fool of themselves (think Dabangg). Rockstar falls into neither of these categories and thus despite being a movie which could have a lot of potential finally ends up making a mess of itself.

At a running time of nearly 3 hours, I have a lot to nitpick about the movie but  to be fair let’s list down some good things first. The music by A.R. Rahman is fabulous and fresh as ever. The songs reflect the pain, anguish and rebellious nature of a true rock star. Secondly, I was glad to see Ranbir Kapoor come out of his shell and really give the performance of his acting life till date. The (supposed) pain in his eyes looked as real as it could ever be.

Now that niceties are over, lets get down to business. Despite sporting pouty lips and great body, Nargis Fakhri ended up being the biggest disappointment. Frankly, a mannequin would have acted better than her. She is such a disaster that in some scenes which are supposed to be serious and heart-breaking, the audience in the theater was laughing.

The story is convoluted to such an extent that many of the scenes seem improbable. Janardhan Jakhar, a.k.a “J.J.” which was shortened to Jordan (go figure!), is a wannabe singer who seeks advice from his college canteen owner and ends up seeking pain as apparently it is essential to become a rock star. As a rock star, J.J is supposed to do some outrageous things but his only claim to fame was stalking a married lady. Such is the hypocrisy of the movie that in the song “Sadda Haq”, which is supposed to promote freedom, the banners of “Free Tibet” were blurred. There are many bigger flaws but I don’t want to leave spoilers here.

Did I mention the running time of 3 hours? The act of hero addressing the heroine as “Jungli Jawani” can amuse for only so many times and the length of the movie ensured that it crossed that limit.

So the big question dangling before you is whether you should watch the movie? If you are a die-hard Ranbir fan or have nothing better to do then it definitely worth a watch. I am not too sure if you would want a re-run. Winking smile

Comments

  1. There is no Exaggeration in saying only Ranbir kapoor fans want to watch it twice or thrice even though there isnt muc h essence in the plot except for rahman's music. I strongly believe there is some sort of urgency in ranbir's action in grabbing the roles of IMRAN HASHMI with a count of 11 liplock scenes against married woman[:P cant be any better compared to MURDER ].

    ofcourse the striking part of the movie[ obviously the heroine Nargis, everyone has been smitten by her charms, definetly need's to hone her skills before signing up any project.

    The most baffling question still remains for me is , by any chance the director or producer anyway related to the production unit of "JUNGLI JAWANI" or probably they might be the descendents ???

    The worst nightmare i had yesterday was, watching ROCKSTAR PART-2 in the same theatre , vidya balan pairing up with ranbir kapoor in the sequel lol :P :P

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  2. Wake up guys, and come out of the old shell of hero, heroine, love, villain and superhero bashing 10 guys. when u watch hollywood movies , u love those actresses, but can't digest a nice effort by nargis in hindi.
    anyways, I loved the music, all the songs so much, i cant say. the wildness in the begining, AND break up, and childish love , everything was awesome and great. kudos to ar rahman, mohit, and imtiaz. 2 good

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