Quite less often you come across Fridays that leave you with a mix of emotions when you exit the theater after the film is over. Expectations were a bit low after ‘Love Aaj Kal’ but Imtiaz Ali definitely impressed more than it was expected of him with his new film ‘Rockstar’.
AR Rahman’s music seemed to complete the eye candy cinematography with Mohit Chauhan’s voice filling into your ears at the perfect moment(s). An amazing job at editing that lived up to the demanding screenplay did the wonders for this film which otherwise could have been taken as a plain candyfloss romantic comedy which turns to be a..(err, treat yourself). Ranbir Kapoor’s elastic performance throughout the film complemented with crisp and witty lines in the first half that will have you in splits establishes the fact that Imtiaz Ali is one of the finest writers when it comes to street-smart dialogues and your typical ‘Dilli waali’ humor . Despite all this, you might just end up noticing that the movie has a feel of ‘Jab We Met’ to it which conveniently establishes another fact that Imtiaz Ali is yet to get over its hangover.
Coming to individual performances, Ranbir Kapoor pulls off a very impressive job with his metamorphosis from a nerdy DU student to a larger-than-life music star of his time. Nargis Fakhri who plays the Kashmiri girl Heer Kaul fared well. All this apart, it was breath-taking each of the six times when Shammi Kapoor appeared on the screen.
As you watch this movie you realize that it is less like watching a film and more like skimming pages from the diary of a Rockstar. Finally, as I exit the theater post Rockstar, my emotions beared a mix of love, aggression, pain and melancholy.
Now go, get your girl along and watch this movie. Might just help you make up for the not-so-great experience of watching Ra.One together.