Rocket Singh - Notepad

wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

An adorable experience. A drama-free which by definition includes melodrama-free execution. Super-witty dialogues that are timed superbly. And a plot that flows smoothly. What more can we ask for?

A faster pace? A shorter film? Maybe - but I'll take a little more of this than lose the impact it creates.

Oh and kudos to Jaideep Sahni! This man has some writing prowess!!

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Plot Summary

Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) never believed in his academic achievements. Non-existent as they were. He thought he had the brains to get through life though. But roadblock - he had values too. Can values and thus the real him survive in this dog-eat-dog world?

What Worked

  • The titles with the stills from everyday life. Very warm.
  • A Sindhi complimenting a Sardar on their exemplary work ethics. Really heart-warming.
  • The team's reaction when they find out about Ranbir's girlfriend. - Lovely!

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The lame rubber duckie joke and the rockets - very school-level humor. Not apt for mean, competitive salespeople.
  • The typical joke on Gays where 2 men are accidentally found in a compromising position - why? Completely unnecessary.
  • Dialogue to Shehnaz, "I feel I can talk to you" Such crisp dialogues through the film to be spoilt by such one-liners, why?
  • Nitin's (Ranbir Kapoor's immediate boss's) painted goatee and sidelocks.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Do they actually comb the hair on Ranbir Kapoor's hand. There was this well-lit shot with the hair on his hands all pointing in exactly the same direction!
  • Why was the Maggie so white?