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Posted: 11 December 2009 at 11:53pm | IP Logged
ocket Singh is a simple story of you and I. There is a Rocket Singh inside each of us- whether its our first day in a new work environment, our first client meeting, our first time meeting our boss, our first office party or the first time we make a naive innocent mistake.

The potential and capability inside each of us is sometimes wrongfully judged by an innocent mistake, results of an examination or even a minor failure. But despite all these incidents, the fact remains that much of the time, WE are the roadblock on our own path to success.

This realization dawns on Harpreet Singh Bedi and it is on the most poignant turning points of the film.

5 Reasons YOU need to Pocket this Rocket!

1. The script. Jaideep Sahni is an utter genius. It's absolutely novel, brilliant and perfect. Even if you aren't at the age where its time to step into the "real" world from college, you will be able to relate to the timidness of HP of a new job and the way he is overly eager to follow his bosses.

2. The song Pankhon Ko Listen to it

3. Ranbir Kapoor. He is just perfection! His acting, emotions, dialogue delivery and body language is pure effortless. After the first few scenes, you forget that this the next scion of the Kapoor clan and wonder what how Mr Singh will manage now.

4. D Santosh as Giri, the computer geek/techie. He is so brills!! His dialogues are so witty and delivered with such conviction that his performance was absolutely flawless. (Mukesh Bhatt as Chotelal Mishra and Gauhar Khan as Koena also deserve special mention as they round our the delightful cast of the film!)

5. Naveen Kaushik as Nitin Rathore, HP's immediate boss and Manish Choudhary as the company's smirky and cocky boss are SO amazing! They take the film to the next level and are SUCH a delight to watch and laugh with.

5 mirchies out of 5 mirchies


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Posted: 11 December 2009 at 11:56pm | IP Logged
Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year
U/A; Drama
Directed by: Shimit Amin
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Gauhar Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Prem Chopra

What it's about: Sometimes, simplicity is everything. Forget the flamboyance, the grandeur and the melodrama.

What strikes you most about Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year is director Shimit Amin's ability in telling a tale that connects with you purely because of its sincerity.

The film starts with average middle-class student, Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir) passing out from college. He decides to work as a salesman as he doesn't have the means to study further and isn't qualified for any other job. He lands his first job soon enough at AYS (At Your Service), a company that sells computers.

Like most young people who graduate from college, he has high ideals and big dreams but they crash and burn when he realises that it is a cut-throat and aggressive world where values have little or no place.

But unlike most people who learn the tricks of the trade and jump on the bandwagon, he sticks to what he believes in and makes it big on his own terms. He finds himself four like-minded 'partners' and starts his own company Rocket Sales.

Things go wrong for him. But everything is right with the film. And for once, it is not a movie where you have to leave your brains behind. Take them with you. Because Rocket Singh touches the right chords.

What's Hot: Shimit Amin who made Ab Tak Chappan and Chak De! India comes up with a film that's totally different from his previous two offerings full marks to him for originality.

And bonus points to the director and lead actor Ranbir Kapoor for making a film that is as brave as it is path-breaking. How many films can you recall that have had a salesman as the 'hero'? Harpreet is not larger-than-life. He is real. He is someone who you may know or someone you may have been at some point in your life.
If one has to find a Hollywood equivalent, it would be Jerry Maguire, even though that was a fantasy in part.
But Rocket Singh is real. It doesn't try to be funny or romantic or even dramatic. It is a well-told story that doesn't compromise at all. There are no peppy songs in foreign locations, no item numbers and no sexy leading lady to add shallow glamour.
Ranbir comes up with yet another effective performance. He grasps the character well and portrays all his struggles, doubts and fears effortlessly.

All his partners do a fantastic job and help make it the film it is. The encounters between Harpreet and his work friends, his boss and even his aging father are warm and tender. Gauhar Khan is surprisingly good.

The story and dialogues by Jaideep Sahni deserve special mention. Simple and meaningful, the film comes with a purpose and even though it may not be commercially appealing (neither were Yuva and Swades), you have to admire Yash Raj Films for attempting a subject like this.

What's Not: The director sets the pace from the word go, so you know this one isn't going to be a roller-coaster of surprises.

But there are portions that test your patience. You wish the director had not resorted to the predictable scenes of Harpreet practising in front of the mirror. The change of heart of HP's boss Puri is also unconvincing. Newcomer Shazahn disappoints she doesn't have much to do anyway.

What to do: It may not be your kind of film, but you should watch this one. Simply because our cynical world needs more Harpreet Singhs. It is a film about hope. And about a better world with honest people
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ROCKET SINGH : Movie of the Year!
How does one review a movie so absurdly polished, so phenomenally original and nifty? A mere thousand-word article does no justice to this staggering achievement. There's no way around it - 'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year' is a stunningly assured piece of moviemaking from Shimit Amin.

If it had lived up to its golden first five minutes, 'Rocket Singh' would have been the movie of the decade. But the film is lighthearted and enjoyable, with just enough undercurrents of human frailty to keep the story interesting. The film glides through its well-structured script, letting the audience coast along with it and allowing the performers to create the magic. And the best thing about 'Rocket Singh' is that its the first Yash Raj film that respects its own characters wholeheartedly, without a wink.

Rocket Singh's tone is perfectly pitched, its dialogue is absolutely right and is delivered with performances that will remain in your hearts and minds for a very long time. And it's not just the character of Rocket (Harpreet) Singh, but also the supporting cast and characters who bring this story to life. Take for example the character Puri, who plays Harpreet's boss, is astonishingly, lovably villainous. Or for that matter the Hyderabadi Santosh, the perpetually befuddled po*n-addict computer assembler. Or the sales shark Nitin, with his venomous demeanor, razor sharp brain and hilarious sideburns. Or Chhotelal Misra, the frustrated peon, or the striving receptionist Koena. Heck, even Harpreet's office mates in their bit roles make a big impression. The casting was just impeccable. Shazahn Padamsee was the one weak link of the film, a better actress would have been a jackpot, but that's just moaning. You can find things to complain about what it is. But nothing really compares to what it is.

Ranbir Kapoor's charming turn in 'Rocket Singh' is the greatest of his short career. Expect a Force 10 gale of a performance from Ranbir, charismatic, spirited, exasperated and restrained all at once if you can imagine that. His devotion to the character is itself extraordinary - there are genuine glints in his eyes. No doubt about it, he is the most talented lead actor of this generation.

Director Amin has managed an impressive achievement that qualifies as a great Bollywood film. He knows a thing or two about pacing, and it's relentless here. Even in its near 3-hour runtime, there is not a scene that bores or seems unnecessary. Miraculously, Amin does away with songs, and with the sleight of hand handles the love angle with refreshing nonchalance. The final confrontation scene between Harpreet and his boss is itself worth the price of admission. Screenwriter Jaideep Sahni deftly explores (mostly the humorous side of) sticky subjects like office politics, bribery, corruption, work ethics, non-exploitative profits, but never stoops to shoving stereotypes in your face. The dialogue is crisp, and each scene is terse, which makes you beg for more.

All in all, this is an absolute gem of a movie and the perfect antidote to all the trashy big budget vehicles that keep releasing. 'Rocket Singh' is a delectable film indeed, I implore you to watch it.

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Posted: 12 December 2009 at 12:12am | IP Logged
Saw it y'day....I love Jaideep Sahni as a writer...he comes up with such real characters and real situations...Thanks Shimit for bringing to life teh real world of sales and sales people...some of the lines can be best appreciated by people who have actually lived in the world...targets, commissions, waiting outside client offices, raincoats on scooters, noodles at the roadside dhaba, "managing " the peons and secretaries...the cubicle near the loo, the "cup plate"office boy, the office party where u top ur drinks from the office coolers.... lovely!!!!
the casting is perfect...special mention for Prem Chopra, the guy who plays Giri the service manager, the sales supervisor, Puri the boss, Mishra ji...and last but not the leas the lady looks beautiful and she can act...she is sharp and precise like a pro...looking fwd to seeing a lot of her on screen!!
Shehzaan padamsee is wasted in what seems a a forced romantic sub plot ...she's a South Bombay girl...looks and sounds like one and that's all she can play unless she dramatically drops off her accent...but she is cute( and thats abt it)
Ranbir again shows that he is more than capable of carrying a film on his shoulders...he makes a cute sardar too....but here the burden of the movie is shared very nicely by all characters...
the downside is the slackening pace at times...some scenes drag...also the story might just appeal to a very niche segment and therefore may not prove to be a success at the box office!!
the  film might just became a case study for B schools and sale offices coz teh message is great!

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Posted: 12 December 2009 at 12:14am | IP Logged

Shahid Azam reviews Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year.

Rocket Singh is about Harpreet Singh (Ranbir), who after graduating college with just 38% marks, joins a major computer trading company "AYS Computers" as a salesman. During his first few sales calls, he comes face-to-face with some of the harsh realities of the sales world and gets ridiculed for his honesty by his colleagues and boss. The movie then goes on about how he teaches his boss a few lessons (simply put as business policies, human resource management and customer service).

Jaideep Sahni makes Shimit Amin do a Dibakar Banerjee. Shimit's Rocket Singh comes close to Dibakar & Jaideep's Khosla ka Ghosla in terms of treatment, appeal, intelligence and characterization.

The movie is simple and smart. No unwanted tracks or songs, just moving ahead to reach its point (and a good one at that). At around 2 hours and 45 minutes, it's a little long though.

The characters in the movie are real and will be easily identifiable to the office going crowd. The actor who plays the service technician has some of the best lines and is great, especially in his reaction to Ranbir's decision to split the shares every time a new partner joins in. The peon "Chotelal" is another amazing performer. Two of his scenes, one while joining Ranbir and the second when he bursts out at the Sales Manager, are clap-worthy. The Sales Manager with the funky beard is another actor to watch out for. He is brilliant, and never hits a wrong note. And he is so real! Gauhar Khan acts well. Shazahn Padamsee is beautiful to look at (reminds me of Deepika at times) and is good in her debut. The Boss acts as a real boss, which means he is played his part perfectly. Prem Chopra is likeable.

Ranbir is not a superstar in the making anymore. He is a superstar!  The audience simply loves to see him. This being his third movie within a span of 4 months, that too with minimal promotion, and still managing to get a house full, is something not many superstars  can do. (I managed to get the midnight show tickets and that too since I booked it in the morning. The booking for the earlier shows were already closed in the morning). He is very good as Harpreet Singh. This is comparable to his brilliant act in Wake Up Sid. He puts in a very controlled performance and never once tries to overshadow his co-stars, the credit of which should equally go to Shimit Amin and Jaideep Sahni.

Shimit makes a hat-trick. He delivers again! All his three movies are different from each other and he gets it right for each one of them. Slowly and steadily (and again without any publicity), Shimit Amin is becoming a quality brand that can work wonders in any genre.

The only issue I have is with the climax, where the boss has a sudden change of heart. It is a little difficult to digest. I was expecting a masterstroke from Jaideep to conclude the movie. But a 'change of heart' seemed to be the simplest thing to do from the writing point of view. Barring this, overall, Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year is a simple and honest movie, as honest as its lead character Harpreet Singh.

Watch it if you liked Khosla ka Ghosla and you won't be disappointed!

Rating: 3/5

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Posted: 12 December 2009 at 12:22am | IP Logged
2.5 on 5
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Posted: 12 December 2009 at 12:35am | IP Logged
saw it a very good film . well made and sensible  but sadly it's very slow family audiences won't like it but definitely another feather in ranbir's cap i would say watch it it's good
3.5/5 from me

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Posted: 12 December 2009 at 12:57am | IP Logged
Originally posted by fizzilicious

saw it a very good film . well made and sensible but sadly it's very slow family audiences won't like it but definitely another feather in ranbir's cap i would say watch it it's good <br>3.5/5 from me <br>

Ya fary it's very good
Ranbir rocks it
I love d story
it's slow in d first half but second half is fast
u r right family audiences will not enjoy it
it's a very sensible film
I think it's ranbirs best movie and performance

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