158 Min | Music – Musical | November 2011
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri
RockStar Review: RockStar is the most gripping Bollywood film of the year 2011. The best part of the movie was that there were no non-sense songs, all the songs made sense and were perfectly timed. The music by A.R Rehman is absolutely brilliant. Apart from that, it is very well directed, the way the director has played with the time-line is marvelous. The time-line keeps the viewer glued to the screen. For instance, the start of the movie is showing JJ or Jordan at a massive concert and then suddenly you see him as a struggling visionary artist during his college life trying to imitate famous Rock-stars.
Yes, RockStar basically is a love story, but an extremely gripping one unlike most Bollywood love stories. You see how Jordan becomes the star he is, due to this love story. That is what makes it so special, 2 plots working side by side complementing one another i,e him becoming a “star” due to his passionate “love affair”. The facial expressions of both “Ranbir” and “Nargis” add to the spice. The intensity of their relationship is very evident due to the acting. Nargis despite not having her own voice has done an outstanding job and Ranbir Kapoor has stepped up a notch.
RockStar is one of those epic movies, you can’t afford to miss. If you are a fan of wonderfully scripted biographies then this one is definitely for you. However if you enjoy over the top action, stunts or illogical comedy then don’t watch it. My recommendation to all purists out there, do watch it. I cant believe the rating of this movie is only 7.4 which is most likely to drop.Through all this i have learned one thing, through RockStar the Indian cinema has shown signs of maturity however through the rating the public has not.
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