Rocket Singh - External Reviews

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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46 reviewers have given Rocket Singh an average rating of 3.9/5.0 (?)

32 yays
6 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nita, A Wide Angle View of India ...Ranbir Kapoor’s acting as Rocket Singh is alright but more important is that he comes across as a genuine and believable sardar.... full review

Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...although the film is almost entirely shot in office-space, which means enclosed rooms, Shimit Amin manages to keep up the interest with well-paced events and some great, subtle humor... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Shimit Amin’s technical background ensures that he brings out a very clean looking product – shot and edited well. ... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Ranbir Kapoor plays his part well but doesn’t modulate his voice much. ... full review

Thumbs up by Blogeswari, Blogeswari ...NO KIRRON KHER as the Punjabi mom! Infact, No mom at all. ... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Amin, working from a smart (though somewhat predictable) screenplay by Jaideep Sahni, isn’t one to belabour, for instance, the point that Harpreet is as middle-class as they come.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...It may not be appreciated by the masses, but for a change it’s a simple and refreshing flick with everything just in the right proportions as required.... full review

Thumbs up by Priyal Sanghvi, Bolly Spice ...The motley of Hardeep 's friends and colleagues collectively are responsible for the success of Rocket Singh... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...dull and dry ... full review

Thumbs up by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ... Written by Jaideep Sahni, the script is a polished one and purely inspired from real life incident and real people.... full review

So-So desi hits ...The soundtrack is nothing special for "Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year." The songs have some fun lyrics, but no great, chart topping tracks.... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The film relies on a simple story by Jaideep Sahni and also some really witty writing, by Sahni again, that is really the soul of the film.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...Rocket Singh succeeds in some detailed characterization of most of those involved, and the actor deliver on par with it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gautam Ghosh, Gautam Ghosh ...I kid you not, at that point I wanted to get up and clap.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Shimit takes a neutral view of the business field and lays bare the employee-boss relationship as well as the 'percentage party' where the customer is the scapegoat... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Yet, the director keeps things minimalist and subtle to the point of dulling cinematic appeal sometimes.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Meticulously written by Jaideep Sahni, the genius behind such gems as Khosla Ka Ghosla and Chak De India, the script of Rocket Singh is its real star. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...It's a movie which can be epitomized by its aphorisms. The slogan at the college get together says: "We passed, college failed".... full review

Thumbs up by Susan Jose, India-Forums ...Shahzahn Padamsee did not have to strive at all given her character. She is just being herself in the film and that seems to work.... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...Expect a Force 10 gale of a performance from Ranbir, charismatic, spirited, exasperated and restrained all at once if you can imagine that.... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj, Indian Auteur ...if a director whose staggering caliber was revealed by his debut needs to step aside – he is only wasting his time.... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The wet-behind-the-ears Rocket’s blooding in salesman-‘giri’ is both amusing and thought-provoking: is this what the guy who shows up at your doorstep with a water purifier, and whom you said no to, goes through back in his office? ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... The character-driven story doesn’t let Ranbir overshadow the supporting cast, each of who gets good scope... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...The guy who played the character of Nitin, is by far the best of the lot.... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij Mehta, J.A.M ...Ranbir Kapoor is no more the next big thing. He has arrived. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...It doesn't try to be funny or romantic or even dramatic. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ... The drama here is more restrained. The obstacles seem more ordinary. The characters are wholly believable. ... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ... lengthy and slow. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...This film really cares about the environment of indolent debauchery that has crept into the working-class lifestyle. ... full review

Thumbs down by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...Rocket Singh’s narrative unfolds in series of such uneven plots making it somewhat a cock & bull story.... full review

Thumbs up by Kenny, Passion for Cinema ...I’m truly happy that a great writer is being allowed to script such unconventional tales... full review

Thumbs up by Magik, Passion for Cinema ...And then there is Shazahn meri jaan… B E A Utiful & how! ... full review

Thumbs up by Anand, Passion for Cinema ...A big credit to Yash Raj and Aditya Chopra for the restrained hand that they allow the writer-director duo to lay on the movie.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...stretches on and on and on for 16 reels, uninterrupted even by entertainment relief points. ... full review

So-So by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...They were defined by their office behavior and a few quirks but nothing that had me rooting for them - hoping that they would give management the slap in the face it deserved. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tony, Radio Sargam ...But, for a film that has no script, he is unable to put his talents to good effect. We can neither applause nor boo him.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...And it works, because the film's innate honesty makes us want to believe. That, and the lack of razzle-dazzle... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Gauhar Khan is fabulous as the fast-talking receptionist angling for a bigger post.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The USP of the movie is Ranbir Kapoor's changed new looks. ... full review

So-So by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Gauhar Khan has quite a meaty role as the dolled-up, ‘item girl’ of a receptionist who doesn’t mince her words.... full review

So-So STARDUST ...Gauhar Khan has shown sparks of an aotstanding actress in the making.... full review

Thumbs up by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...Rocket Singh is a fun ride which swings through the world of sales but carries with it a universal thought, one of self-reliance.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Be patient and you'll end up realising this could be well be one of the most intelligent films of the year, ... full review

Thumbs down by The Thirdman, Upper Stall ... Ranbir Kapoor re-emphasizes yet again what a fine actor star in the making he is as he single-handedly holds the film together.... full review

So-So by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...watch out the flick to know more about the journey of Rocket Singh! ... full review