Cast: Ranbir kapoor, Nargis Fakhiri, Piyush Mishra, Aditi Sharma
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Legth: 2.35 hours approximately
On the very onset, let me clear, ROCKSTAR is more of a love story than a musical extravaganza. The film starts on a promising note with jokes and love angle between the leads travel and very brisk pace. ROCKSTAR deserves a watch for Imitiaz's innovative imagination for a film. He depicts aplenty scenes where you can see his desparation for this project. He submits his talent this and and smartly add two genuine talents like ranbir and A.R.Rahman to make his film engaging. The film has many flashbacks, even more than Imtiaz's JAB WE MET and LOVE AAJ KAL. It would have created a stronger impression, if the film had been materialised in one route.
As mentioned, the first half is constructed in a very light hearted tone and jokes goes hilarious. Like the one, when Ranbir regrets that his life is fun and without any tension. Also the scene where Piyush Mishra is taking a painful massage and simultaneously essaying and important thing to Ranbir, is surely to bring down the house. The witty one liners used in the romantic track between Ranbir and Nargis Fakhri boils it down as an sumptuous love story. But all things get serious when they both go off. The first half is wheel within wheel without a single mistake. Also the staunch support from music department helps the romance being more entertaining. "Katiya Karoon", "Hawa Hawa" are sure to be loved amongst the lot.
Second half too starts staggeringly well. But as soon as the film focuses on Rockstar's music world, the film does loose momentum for once. You dont understand why Ranbir acts so wild and unpredictable (blame it to writers). Still there's unmatchable tone of act which ranbir displays throughout the show which makes you feel his pain. "Saadda haq" which is finest track in the album isn't well utilized as you dont know for what Ranbir has become so aggressive in his life. But the film glitters again when you have the lead romancing on screen. The screenplay definitely stumbles in mid of second half.
But despite of its blemishes, ROCKSTAR is engaging film because its made with heart. The climax will definitely will find mixed response. To be in rhytthm with climax, One has to be quite attentive towards the Rockstar protagonist. A.R.Rahman's music is delightful. The songs may be good on audio but they definitely makes a strong impact on viewers when its screened with the story.
Ranbir Kapoor deserves two big thumbs Up. Even in hard times of this film, Ranbir alone makes it worth watching. The actor never goes apart from his character and he very nicely tones from a funny guy to an angry young man. Nargis Fakhiri is the biggest surprise of the season. She does justify her role and makes up a sizzling pair with Ranbir. Shammi Kapoor's glimpse add more delight to this already delightful film. Piyush Mishra and Aditi does very well.
Three talented makers comes together and makes an engaging story. ROCKSTAR is a must watch for many reasons pointed above. yes it has its share of some loop holes, but as a whole ROCKSTAR doesn't disappoint. Give it a chance, and try being involved with the central protagonist and you will definitely end up feeling his pain. Dont miss it.