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Wake Up Sid (2009)

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A spoiled young adult living in Mumbai experiences a change in his lazy ways when he meets a woman at a party, who inspires him to "wake up".

Director:

Ayan Mukherjee (as Ayan Mukherji)

Writers:

Ayan Mukherjee (story and screenplay) (as Ayan Mukherji), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Sid Mehra
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Aisha Banerjee
Supriya Pathak ... Sarita Mehra
Anupam Kher ... Ram Mehra(Sid's father)
Rahul Khanna ... Kabir Chaudhary
Kashmira Shah ... Sonia (as Kashmera Shah)
Namit Das ... Rishi Atul Raheja
Shikha Talsania ... Laxmi Inder Advani
Shruti Bapna ... Debbie
Krutika Bolaki Krutika Bolaki ... Neha
Mohsin Ali Khan Mohsin Ali Khan ... Chhotu
Munir Kabani Munir Kabani ... Amit - Mumbai Beat
Atisha Naik Atisha Naik ... Mrs. Bapat
Rahul Pendkalkar Rahul Pendkalkar ... Sanju Bapat
Kainaz Motivala ... Tanya Lathia
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Storyline

In Mumbai, Sid Mehra is, in the words of his father, an arrogant, spoiled brat. He lives with a doting mother, subservient brother, and a father who covers his expenses and credit card bills. Sid takes his college finals then starts work at his father's business; he lasts less than a week before walking out. At a graduation party, he meets Aisha, newly arrived from Calcutta and set on becoming a writer. He shows her the city and helps her refurbish a rented flat. He asks if she'd like to progress from friend to something more, but she says no: he lacks ambition and isn't her type. Will her words, his exam results, a confrontation with his parents, and a break with his friends be enough to wake Sid up? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Bengali

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ébresztő, Sid! See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$355,532, 4 October 2009

Gross USA:

$718,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,278,081
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Dharma Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ranbir Kapoor tried some 65-70 boxers for the introducing shot in Wake Up Sid. And all the boxers that he wore in the film were his personal boxers. See more »

Goofs

When Sid is boarding a rickshaw after his interview, there is a young man (wearing a black AC/DC T-shirt) talking on his cell phone who starts walking in the opposite direction. Sid turns around and runs towards Aisha and embraces her from behind. When the camera pans closer on Sid and Aisha, this same man is again seen in his original position. See more »

Quotes

Aisha Banerjee: In fact, I have imagined this interview a thousand times in my head. But I never imagined that I'd be this nervous... and you this handsom-
[Stops shocked]
Kabir Chaudhary: [stares at her amused]
Aisha Banerjee: You know, I'll clean your desk very creatively... It does need cleaning - a lot. So...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Suno Toh Zara, Humko Hai Yeh Kahena
Performed by Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo, Loy Mendonsa
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa
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More than a movie ... cool breeze, morning sunlight or first drizzle
17 September 2010 | by dips_26See all my reviews

I have seen this movie a number of times, and this is when I am not a movie buff. What keeps me bringing back to this movie however, is the fact that Wake up Sid is definitely more than a movie.

It is a story enjoyable in totality or just in parts, no matter how much one sees of it, there is always something to take away. My takeaways from this movie have been numerous - from something as frivolous as ideas for redoing a house to something as drastic as finding a direction in life. And every time I feel I lack focus, I end up watching this movie.

Wake up Sid does have its flaws, probably the key one being its pace, it gets slow at times (though never painfully slow). Then again, if you are looking for some great climax, there is none to come, because the movie is not really a typical Bolly/Hollywood stuff - it is not a comedy (as incorrectly mentioned at many places), nor a pure love story (though that forms a very beautiful element of the whole package). The true genre of the movie is what you are gonna take away from the movie, so just watch it to realize how different this movie can be every time you watch, it has the potential to come across just as differently as daily weather.


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