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Rewind to the clueless years with Sid
Wake Up Sid, directed by Ayan Mukerji, is just like revisiting those clueless years. It's not just real in concept but has also been told most practically, so that you can draw similarities with your life or that of someone you know.

THE THREE film old Ranbir Kapoor has woken up with his fresh new film, Wake Up Sid. Those who would go to watch the film would remember a time when partying was the most important thing in their life.

You would recall those years of staying awake at nights, chatting away with friends, bunking college and tagging into cinema halls. The film reminisces those clueless years aptly, when you were hesitant to take that first big step in life.
 
Wake Up Sid, directed by Ayan Mukerji, is just like revisiting those years. The film is that slice of life that was long forgotten. It's not just real in concept, but has also been told most practically, so that you can draw similarities with your life or with someone you know. What really makes Sid most believable is Ranbir Kapoor, who's mastered the acting skills at such a young age. The simple story strikes a chord instantly. Strongly recommended!
 
Sid tells the story of Siddhartha aka Sid (Ranbir Kapoor), a lazy, apathetic, slacker from Mumbai whose life undergoes a series of changes after taking his final year college exams. Sid's world till then is gusty, carefree and without any true responsibilities.
 
He thrives on his best buddies, Rishi (Namit Das) and Laxmi (Shikha Talsania), very rarely talks 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, Sid is an honest boy; sweet, funny, cute and above all, a good friend.
 
Aisha Bannerjee (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer from Kolkata, is a very ambitious, well-read and determined girl. Aisha has come to Mumbai to achieve her dreams. Despite their distinct 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 kills time by over long drives, parties that stretch well into dawn and endless hours of doing absolutely nothing. However, due to a series of circumstances and events, he is compelled to take a stock of his life and take a hard look at himself.
 
Débutante director Ayan Mukerji narrates a story that you can relate to instantly and treats it with extreme care. A few moments remain in your memory and evoke bitter-sweet memories. The first hour, right till the intermission, brushes you off your feet. You get drawn into Sid's world immediately; you react to everything he does. But the after interval portions relax, courtesy the writing.The Rahul Khanna track is decent footage and well presented.
 
Mukerji packs in punch in most parts of the film. The emotional moments and humour are well balanced. Even the argument between the father and son is splendid. Infact Konkona's birthday sequence is amongst the finest sequences of the film.
 
The music (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy) and Anil Mehta's cinematography are top score. Niranjan Iyengar's dialogues are also very natural. just too good. and no doubt our Sid( Ranbir Kapoor) is a completely talented actor, and in Wake Up Sid, he has proved that he's the best .
 
Above all it is Ranbir's performance as Sid and Konkana's Aisha that are endearing characters. Anupam Kher and Supriya Pathak shine in their respective parts. Namit Das and Shikha Talsania are also perfect.
 
On the whole, Wake Up Sid is a well-made film that hits a chord with the youth. A metro-centric film, it proves to be the first choice of the elite/urban audience this Friday. Its distributors (UTV) have released the film this film aptly at the multiplexes of metros and mini-metros.

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