Udaan - Notepad

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Udaan is not justAnurag Kashyap or Vikram Motwane 's life story. Udaan is the story of generations and generations conditioned into thinking that the suffocating expectations their parents endowed on them should be passed on as heritage, if not genetic code to their children. As if, entire lives were ancestral property or an old-old wristwatch - a super-conditional gift that comes with free emotional baggage.



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Plot Summary

17-year old, rebel and notorious, Rohan Singh (Rajat Barmecha) faces his highly disciplined and extremely disconnected father after eight years. His battle for his passion and aspirations is one long run.

What Worked

  • Background music and sound design
  • Some of the keen observations and their translation into words whether it was everyday language or poetry.
  • B. Singh's (Ronit Roy) vulnerability exposed
  • B. Singh's inability to express or communicate.
  • The fact that the details of the bar-fight story wasn't given importance. The focus was on the bonding.

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

  • Rohan's hospital fan club
  • Where does the aunt vanish off in the second half?


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.

  • Rohan's t-shirts had really cute graffiti