Wake Up Sid is a film that reminds you of those college days, when for those naughty few guys in class, life was all about – girls, cars, night life and gaming.Directed by Ayan Mukherji, Ranbir plays the lead role of Sid while the very talented Konkana Sen Sharma is Aisha.Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions produces this refreshing entertainer that should be remembered and loved for years to come.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher
WAKE UP SID tells the story of Siddharth aka Sid [Ranbir Kapoor], a lazy, unmotivated slacker from Mumbai whose life undergoes a series of changes after taking his final year college exams.Sid’s world is breezy, carefree and without any true responsibilities.Sid thrives around his two best friends, Rishi [Namit Das] and Laxmi [Shikha Talsania], very rarely communicates with his mother Sarita [Supriya Pathak] and takes his father Ram Mehra [Anupam Kher] and all his hard-earned wealth for granted.Despite all these traits, Sid is an honest boy; sweet, funny and above all, a good friend.
Aisha Bannerjee [Konkona Sen Sharma], an aspiring writer from Kolkata, learns this soon enough when her path crosses with Sid’s on her first day in Mumbai.Ambitious, well-read and driven, Aisha has come to Mumbai to realize her dreams as a writer.Despite their contrasting personalities, Sid becomes Aisha’s first friend in the city.As Aisha sets up her life in Mumbai, with the help of Sid and his gang, Sid allows for time to fly by over long drives, parties that stretch well into dawn, and endless hours doing absolutely nothing.But a series of circumstances and events compel him to take stock of his life and take a hard look at himself.
WAKE UP SID is a well-made film that should strike a chord with the youth mainly.A metro-centric film, the film should attract its target audience and should also prove to be the first choice of the elite/urban audience this Friday.Its distributors [UTV] have very rightly released the film at plexes of metros and mini-metros [instead of flooding the market with physical and digital prints], which in turn should only make this small film talked-about in days to come. Thumbs Up!
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