Raunak came to Mumbai armed with a backpack & guitar. He started to compose music by day and worked at Tango Charlie as a DJ by night. His popularity as a DJ propelled him into a decadent world of sex, drugs and rock n roll. If that wasnt bad enough he was struck with a debilitating hearing loss. But then he went on to do...more
Raunak came to Mumbai armed with a backpack & guitar. He started to compose music by day and worked at Tango Charlie as a DJ by night. His popularity as a DJ propelled him into a decadent world of sex, drugs and rock n roll. If that wasnt bad enough he was struck with a debilitating hearing loss. But then he went on to do what no other musician could even imagine doing. less
“A brilliantly written screenplay gets all support from the film’s camera and acting departments. Only the dragged out ending and a few other glitches restrict Soundtrack to a one-time-watch.”
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The official Indian remake of "Its all gone Pete tong". To tell you the truth, I had never even heard of this movie before, but apparently its a decent movie with an imdb score of 7.3. Soundtrack is remade to be set in Indian surroundings and gets its own decent rating of 7.1 itself. It is definitely worth watching if you have not done so already.
Raunak Kaul, played by Rajeev Khandewal, is a budding super talented music composer. But he has the young over energetic blood flowing through his veins which is brash and cocky. He abuses his body with alcohol, nicotine and other substances, but his music keeps everything else in his life going. Things start to fall apart as slowly but surely Raunak starts losing his hearing. But the fighter that he is, he bounces back to fight his impairment by learning to lip read where he meets Gauri who is also deaf by birth. Gauri (Soha Ali Khan) teaches him to believe in himself again and Raunak emerges as the genius deaf music composer.
The treatment of this movie is its USP. There is no rona dhona or sympathizing at anytime. In fact the optimism shown by Rajeev and Soha's character is like a breath of fresh air. The movie is fast paced and is highly engaging from the moment it starts.
The music by Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale is of the kind which grows on you after you watch the movie. Agreed it should have been the highlight of the film but in the end it doesn't even matter.
Rajeev Khandelwal is soon creating a niche for himself. He is the next Abhay Deol in my regard. All his movies have been hard hitting dramas so far. He excels once again as an actor. He portrays both the shades nicely. Soha has a short but impactful role. Looks like she is a late bloomer much like her brother. Of the others Mohan Kapur has the meaty chunk. He is loud at times but he was just being Mohan Kapur.
Neerav Ghosh transcribes the original into an Indian environment. He does a decent job at maintaining the pace of the movie and does not pollute it with unnecessary songs and mushy love angles. Remakes are hard because its difficult to please the audience especially if they have seen the original. Neerav in my opinion does a pretty decent job.
Overall, watch it if you haven't already. If not in theaters, grab the DVD as soon as it comes out.
Reasons to watch: 1) Engaging subject and storyline 2) Rajeev Khandelwal 3) Fan of "Based on a true story"