Rocket Singh - Notepad
Dir: Shimit Amin
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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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
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?
- 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
- 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.
- 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?