Wake Up Sid - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?) - Chick-flick warning!
quick review:

Opposites attact, they say. But even the opposites had something similar that keep them together, for each other, and maybe even for ever. Similarities or differences - celebrate whatever it is that is the cause of your love. A chick flick that's not only for chicks.



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49 reviewers have given Wake Up Sid an average rating of 4.2/5.0 (?)

39 yays
5 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...He takes this basic coming-of-age story and infuses it with humor, charm, and some very moving familial touches... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...What is interesting about ‘WUS’ is that neither does it make a caricature of any of the characters, nor does it get too serious.... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma, two of the best talents in the new crop of actors, live their parts... full review

Thumbs up B4U TV ...It has a constant flow throughout; no over the top or understated drama; no ultra emotional strangulation of viewers; absolutely no yuppie cool guy act; and last but not the least, this is an original and energizing tale.... full review

Thumbs down by Blogeswari, Blogeswari ...Had I spent my own money watching a dud like this the tone of this review would have headed elsewhere.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...It has all the weight of a television commercial showing sad people transforming into happy people in the course of thirty seconds,... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...However, the movie has its moments with few worth watching scenes representing the current generation.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ... Watch out for the scenes between Sid and his mother; they're incredibly shot as it changes from one of repulse to respect. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The first hour, right till the intermission, sweeps you off your feet. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Wake Up Sid does not go in for an out-and-out humourous take on Ranbir's character. Neither does it give long, melodramatic sermons. ... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...it can be called as a common plot too but hell with it, the story was presented and narrated very well.. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaushik Chatterjee, Desicritics ...She, like the aforementioned veteran actors, try to salvage what they can but there's only so much you can do to save a straw hut in the eye of a hurricane... full review

Thumbs up by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...Mukerji still has some way to go as a writer, but his film demonstrates promising skills as a director. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Wake Up Sid, the directorial debut of Ayan Mukerjee, is almost lacklustre until the interval... full review

Thumbs up by full2faltu, Full2 Faltu ...How a gorl from Kolkatta can afford a house in Bandra and paint and decorate it with no job in hand. I guess the answer would be cinematic liberties. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaiwantika Dutta-Dhupkar, fullhyd.com ...In terms of style, Wake Up Sid is different from several of Dharma Productions' (the Karan Johar company) films, and debutante Ayan Mukherji has his own distinct touch.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Ranbir Kapoor has the charm of Rishi Kapoor and the sexiness of his mother Neetu Kapoor.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...belongs to a sweet genre... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Wake Up Sid might be described as a PG-13 version of a coming-of-age film what with its protagonist showing no signs of sexual awakening or romantic leanings at all.... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...why does Rahul Khanna have to keep acting as the spare wheel in every relationship? ... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadavanis, india.com ...Anupam Kher makes a strong impression... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The simplicity of Ayan Mukerji’s writing is what appeals to the viewer.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Konkana Sen Sharma is good yet again. Frankly, she doesn’t need dialogues, her eyes and facial expressions do the trick... full review

Thumbs up by Ahinsa Kumari, merinews ...narrates a story that you can relate to instantly and treats it with extreme care... full review

Thumbs up by Ashish Gharde, MH-31 Fun Unlimited ...Shankar-Ehsaan-Loys music is mediocre. Barring the title song and Iktara, the compositions are strictly average.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...Sid's problems are real; his handling of them is real, as is his approach in overcoming them. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ... This movie is a refreshing change from the stereo type Bollywood movies and easily falls into the genre of the new age cinema... full review

Thumbs up by Darshit, Movies Music and Me ...Lakshya meets Taare Zameen Par meets Rock On meets Luck By Chance.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ... The bigger problem is that the crisis of the characters never feels sufficiently awful or urgent. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ... No one else could have handled these roles with such dexterity and charm. ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Now Running.com ...doesn't just bring a turnaround in Sid's character by throwing a song to bring in that 'overnight transformation'.... full review

Thumbs up by RK, Passion for Cinema ...In most of the intense scenes between Aisha and Sid, being elder Aisha is able to catch the right message of a moment earlier than Sid as he has little or no idea at that moment... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurang, Passion for Cinema ...Ayan Mukherjee comes across as a normal simple good guy. He is probably an adolescent Farhan Akhtar. ... full review

So-So by Subhasish Chakraborty, Passion for Cinema ...Why the movie works is because for the most part the movie stays believable, realistic and likable... full review

Thumbs up by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...The film’s strength lies in drawing out points of contact - authentic moments of distilled emotion that connoisseurs of Bollywood romance appreciate.... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...the directorial debut of a young director Ayan Mukherji and is worth applauding. ... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ... Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy is fresh but Dev.D composer Amit Trivedi one song in the film ‘Ektaara’ is the one you come out humming.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Ayan's Sid appears to be an amalgamation of all of the three leading men in DCH. ... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...None of the songs had any life in them.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Even before she finds work, the home is rented out. ... full review

So-So by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...As a debutant director Ayan Mukherjii has passed his first examination. But, he certainly cannot claim to be a fine storyteller. ... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...WUS is a slice-of-life film which is filled with wonderful, spontaneous and original moments... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Namit Das, who plays the character of Rishi (Sid’s friend) in the film, looks perfect in the role.... full review

Thumbs up by Raghav Ramaiah, Talking Popcorns ...Dharma Productions have always lived up to the expectations and this time around its no different... full review

Thumbs up by Nova, The World As I See It ...The story was another plus for the movie.... full review

Thumbs up by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...The change in the tenor of relationship between the lead pair as well as the texture of their own changing selves is detailed with diligence, delineated with tenderness... full review

Thumbs up by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Few actors are as natural and carefree in front of the camera like Ranbir Kapoor and he captures every mood and shade of his character with total confidence... full review

So-So by Neha Viswanathan, Within / Without ...One thing that annoys me constantly when I watch films about Bombay/ Mumbai (there I’ve got both versions), is their inability to deal with Bombay as a city rather than just the piece of land right next to Marine Drive.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...A catchy soundtrack adds to the USP of the film... full review