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    Rockstar Review - Sadda Haq, Delivered Nov 11, 2011 News Imtiaz Ali has dared. And with Rockstar his new film that is greedily ambitious, extraordinarily grand, his directorial prowess is lavishly on display where he subscribes to a thoroughly engaging narrative structure which so effortlessly strides back and forth, you are willingly rolled in a labyrinth of a delicious cinematic spread.Ranbir Kapoors Jannardhan Jakkar (later Jordan) is a striving musician and wants to model himself on the lines of Jim Morrisson. He is more a local bore with abundant musical talent, which is largely unnoticed. A probable mentor, the caf owner which JJ frequents along with his freeloading cronies conveys to him that he cannot breakthrough until he goes through a painfully dramatic time in his life, and he, so far, has been far from it. Positive that the college hottie is a surefire heartbreaker which will ultimately lead him to agonizing pain, bound to inspire music, JJ gives her a shot only to miserably goof-up. But in all his buffoonery, the pair strikes an unlikely camaraderie which has life-altering implications. So the film essentially is a pensive musical romance, which buffers into epic proportions that jeopardizes more than each of them could foresee. Jordan is not the predictable rebel hell-bent to protest, but he is out there to blast all conventions without intentionally aiming to do so. He is uncomfortably frank and uninhibitedly spontaneous, something he amusingly shares with Heer. The first half is unabashed fun infused with humor, surrounded by effectively believable characters, and harmonized with Rahmans inspiring music. The screenplay is nearly pitch-perfect, it rapidly cuts along, charming with its wit, and sublime photography. The other half concentrates on Jordans fluctuating music career that interjects between a firecracker album, court cases, jail visits, media-bashing, and an unstable relationship which is undefined yet affecting. After a point, the picture isnt strict on telling a romantic tale but swims beyond thoughtfully in confronting the expansive void in each of us, which can only possibly be contained with someone who you truly desire, more than what you really desire. Ranbir Kapoor is phenomenal. His unerring expressions convey the mental assault while the incredibly well-written lines express the overflowing aggression. The actor surpasses all expectations, and attacks like a starving beast, claiming his throne as the youngest rockstar-superstar. Predictably, he is the frontrunner for all the acting awards, Ankur Pathak
  • Ankur Pathak

    Rockstar Review - Sadda Haq, Delivered

    Rated 4.0 by Ankur Pathak Nov 11, 2011

    Verdict - Highly Recommended!

    Imtiaz Ali has dared. And with Rockstar his new film that is greedily ambitious, extraordinarily grand, his directorial prowess is lavishly on dis... read more

  • Yusuf Poonawala

    Rockstar Review - Ranbir Rocks....but only he does

    Rated 1.5 by Yusuf Poonawala Nov 11, 2011

    Imtiaz Ali made a lovely debut with Socha Na Tha, but it was his follow up product, Jab We Met, which made the entire world realise what a great st... read more

  • Smita Vyas Kumar

    Rockstar Review - While my guitar gently weeps

    Rated 3.5 by Smita Vyas Kumar Nov 11, 2011

    \nRockstar is at heart, a tender love story. This fact seemed to disappoint the large number of college guys who had come for the 9 am show, hoping... read more

  • Mehul Suri

    Rockstar Review - Take a bow

    Rated 3.5 by Mehul Suri Nov 11, 2011

    Verdict - Good performances by the leading pair, director Imtiaz Ali’s vision translates brilliantly on screen with certain glitches in the screenplay and a fantastic original score

    India is a country with a rich musical heritage but no real rockstars to boot. “Rockstar” gives the country its first proper badass musical gen... read more

  • Rony D'costa

    Rockstar Review - 3 Rockstars - Rahman, Ranbir and Irshad

    Rated 2.5 by Rony D'costa Nov 16, 2011

    Verdict - Ranbir, Rahman, Irshad rocked. Imtiaz didn’t.

    If you love the music of Rockstar almost an hour of the 2 hr 40 mins has already been sold to you by A.R.Rahman, Irshad Kamil and Imtiaz Ali even b... read more

  • Ankit Gupta

    Rockstar Review - Rockstar Parindey starring Ranbir Kapoor & Mohit Chauhan & AR & Imitiaz Ali

    Rated 4.0 by Ankit Gupta Dec 18, 2011

    Verdict - One time watch; repeatable for some (not me)

    Few years back in 2008, a movie by the name of Rock On bought immense popularity of band music. What Chetan Bhagat did to English writing, Rock On ... read more

  • Raja Satish

    Rockstar Review - An artiste is born out of pain!!

    Rated 3.5 by Raja Satish Sep 24, 2012

    Verdict - Go watch it... Feel it, enjoy it.

    "Jab dil ki lagti hai naa tab aati hai jhankaar"...!!\r \r\r\tRanbir Kapoor has given an earthly performance, straight from the soil of h... read more

  • Ameet Bhuvan

    Rockstar Review - RockStar Rocks, But Not The Film

    Rated 2.5 by Ameet Bhuvan Nov 12, 2011

    Verdict - Ranbir Rocks, Sadly the film doesn't

    Rockstar is a film held together by two things, its music and Ranbir Kapoor's performance, sans which the entire enterprise would fall down apart l... read more

  • Gaurav Gadre

    Rockstar Review - ROCKed It !!

    Rated 4.0 by Gaurav Gadre Nov 12, 2011

    Verdict - Innovative screenplay, Zabardast Music, Heart wrenching acting from Ranbir.

    Rockstar is in theatres and that too on a date, which wont come for the next 100 years, as rocking as its title. Disclaimer: If you think hindi fil... read more

  • Sonika Pant Mishra

    Rockstar Review - rockstar as hit as required to be

    Rated 3.5 by Sonika Pant Mishra Dec 21, 2011

    Verdict - rockstar as hit as required to be

    rockstar as hit as required to be read more

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