[Movie Review] Find The Rockstar in You!!
Ranbeer was totally in character and on screen you can sense his hard work for the character. Nargis on the front of being a newcomer did a very good job. A.R Rehmaan along with Mohit Chauhan is the soul and voice of the movie. No song was forced on the audience; every single beat connects with the flow of movie. The movie connects and clicks with the viewers. Yes, the last 15-20 minutes before intermission seems stretched but all over the movie is 4/5.
The unusual date of 11/11/11 might be special for many while others wouldn’t even care about it. As ROCKSTAR was scheduled to be released today, this date has left a special mark in my heart forever.
I was eagerly waiting for this movie for a very long time. I obviously then went to PVR @ Celebration Mall for the 2.5 hour journey to discover what ROCKSTAR was all about.
As far as the plot is concerned, it is a story about Janardan Jhakhad (Ranbeer Kapoor) and his passion for music; then about the cocktail of passion, emotions, confusion and vengeance.
JJ (Janardan Jhakhad) wants to be a singer. To find the actual soul of music i.e emotion, he tries to ‘fall in Love’ with Heer (Nargis Fakhri) however, with the motive of getting rejected by Heer (who is supposed to be a ‘super hot chic’) and feeling the heartache that rejection brings with it.
Nonetheless, time plays its own game and they again bump into each other where JJ finds that Heer is not too well by health. They start their wildout again and Heer starts recovering. Fate again attempts to take them apart, but this time “Love” keeps them attached. JJ goes back to his routine, but some confusion, some misunderstanding, some vengeance, self-struggle and love make him Jordan, i.e. the ‘bad boy’ of music. After a while, the story again takes a turn and they both get to be together but this time fate finally moves towards a bitter ending. To some, it would seem a Bollywood story much obvious by the teasers being shown on televisions and internet. However, there are parts and happenings in the movie where you would relate yourself with the character. The character is so confused and so much in vengeance to himself that he mixes up passion and emotion to yield his vengeance towards his love and himself. One would feel that at certain point we all do it too. He is helpless against all moral and social rules, in so much as we are. He wants to be free, wants to get what he dreamt of, wants to get his love but fails again and again after coming so close. He forgets about achieving what he wanted once, and struggles with self-realization. Even when he gets what he wants, he still feels shallow inside which portrays him as negative. Don’t you feel we also face the same, but yes, being a ‘civil’ society member we know how to compromise and adjust to the situations, to the life. At the end of the day, though we feel that “yes, something is missing”, we fight up to a certain level and then give up. We seem to have no option but to go with the flow. What this movie tells us is to follow our passion, follow what we want and yes, it also warns us against mixing up vengeance with anything as it would serve no purpose. This movie is not only for the ones who have feelings, or who felt love or pain at some point or one who wants something desperately to maintain one’s sanity. It is a the movie for the people who think that only “flowing with the flow” would serve the purpose. Ranbeer was totally in character and on screen you can sense his hard work for the character. Nargis,being a newcomer, did a commendable job. A.R Rehmaan along with Mohit Chauhan is the soul and voice of the movie. No song was forced on the audience; every single beat is synchronized with the flow of movie. The movie connects and clicks with the viewers. Yes, the last 15-20 minutes before intermission seems stretched, but all over the movie is 4/5.
It’s worth spending your money and time on this flick…for who knows if you can get to connect to the ‘Rockstar’ in yourself.
Article by: Vjarasar Goswami