Wake up Sid!

Wake up Sid

Early to bed and early to rise is what children learn in school days. But most of them, grow up and do exactly the opposite. And Siddharth Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor) is not an exception.

Sid plays the son of a rich businessman (Anupam Kher) who has never worked hard and always gets everything he wishes, thanks to his affluent family. A student of accountancy, Sid is not serious about life and has no ambition. He is just involved with his friends, camera and his car.

He befriends Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma) from Kolkata who comes to Mumbai to realise her dreams as a writer. Sid fails to graduate, which leads to a spat with his father. Sid leaves home and seeks shelter in Aisha’s house, who by this time has managed to get a house even before finding a job. Hard to digest! Wanting to become a writer, Aisha gets a job as an editor’s (Rahul Khanna) assistant and cleans tables and makes coffee for the editor. Now Sid’s days turn in opposite direction. There is a wake-up call that forces him to face some unlikely events in his life.
The basic premise of the film might seem predictable not because you have seen it several times earlier but have experienced something similar in real life. An average youth can relate to Sid since it’s a common phase most experience in life.
The simplicity of Ayan Mukherji’s writing is appealing in the entire movie. Music by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy is classy. Ranbir effortlessly gets into the character of Sid and Konkona  is dependable as usual. Anupam Kher and Supriya Pathak are excellent as the worried parents.

Yet again, Rahul Khanna gets to play the same special appearance role like the one he had played in ‘Love Aaj Kal’.
Basically ‘Wake Up Sid’ is a movie about today’s teenagers’ life. Reminds one of the Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Lakshya’.

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