Directed by: Imtiaz Ali
Producer by: Dhillin Mehta
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor
Music Dir: A R Rahman
Released on 11/11/2011
Imtiaz Ali who is known for giving hit romnatic movies like Jab We Met & Love Aaj Kal, this time has worked on something different so the expectation were high. Rockstar is a darama but it also has romantic element in it.
Rockstar is the story of Janardan (Ranbir Kapoor) who belongs to a middle class family of Delhi and wants to be a Rockstar and comes to know that every Rockstar has one thing in common that is Pain.
In search of the pain he come accross Heer (Nargis Fakhri) who is a college diva famous for breaking hearts and directly proposes her in front of everyone so that she can break his heart too but some how they actually fall in love with each other. He ultimately gets all that his heart has ever desired, but in the process loses his heart forever.
The first half of the movie is captivating and has good humour in it. The editing is better but in the second half the movie gets slow and confusing, it is little bit difficult to understand what actually is happening and ending has some repeat shots.
Ranbir Kapoor has given a superb performance and we can surely say that it is his best peformance so far. His emotions through out the movie are perfect according to the situations and his unpredictable and inconsistent behavior are inexplicable as well. Nargis Fakhri is looking stunning in the movie and has given a good performance as a debut actress but in some scenes her performance is not upto the mark. Shammi Kapoor plays a small but significant role.
If we talk about Music, A.R Rahman is the real Rockstar. Film has many songs and most of them are fantastic. Sadda Haq is pure Rock and is the most popular song of the movie, Kun Faya Kun is absolutely devine, Nadaan Parinday has beautiful lyrics, Tum Ho is sweet and melodious and Mohit Chohan, the voice of Rockstar is brilliant with the vocals.
The dilogues are well written and nicely delivered by the actors. Overall the movie is not as good as expected from a skilled and established director like Imtiaz Ali but the outclass performance of Ranbir Kapoor along with fantastic music of A.R Rahman and magical voice of Mohit Chohan made it worth watching.
Ratings : 3/5