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Soundtrack : The gritty tale of a flawed hero!

Spinning on the console at a nightclub, Raunak (Rajeev Khandelwal) is driving the crowds crazy, and owner Charlie (Mohan Kapoor) notices potential. He introduces the talented musician and DJ to a world of drunker parties, drugs, and groupies, while getting him record and film deals.

On a roll, Raunak drinks while driving, does drugs before making music, sleeps through the day and works nights. His life, full of excesses, is due to take its toll. When not dealing with an imaginary figure (a pink-haired clown) who he has conversations with, Raunak is dealing with his groupie-turned- girlfriend who wants to discuss things like landscaping the garden.

The Clown wonders aloud if his father, along with the talent, has also handed down the legacy of failure to him? We see Raunak enjoying every bit of his success with just one fear gnawing him—what if the talent in his genes comes along with the disorder?

Inevitably, what happened to his father happens to Raunak. He begins to lose his hearing. The film then shows us how Raunak deals with this loss, and the extreme methods he adopts to get himself to accept this reality.

Adapted from the Canadian film, It's All Gone Pete Tong, Soundtrack retains the original's mockumentary style, which includes industry people – VJs, Music directors, DJs— talking about Raunak's journey.

Debut director Neerav Ghosh talks about a story that's inspiring and heroic, but doesn't allow the film to get preachy. Neither does the film ever strongly suggest that Raunak is paying the price of his indulgences. Ghosh concentrates on the more tragic part – that Raunak is paying the price for a hereditary disorder coupled with a professional hazard.

Ghosh gives us a debut film that's highly immersing, stylish, and involving. But then, this film had a reference point in the original. One looks forward to what Ghosh can conjure up in his sophomore attempt. The film's music is top-notch, and so is the sound design, and cinematography.

It's incredible how Rajeev Khandelwal transformed his suited-booted cliched TV avatar, to give such crackling performances in Aamir, Shaitan and now Soundtrack. As the wayward Raunak, Khandelwal gets into the skin of the character, making it believable and likeable enough to get the viewer to root. Mohan Kapoor is delightful as the gregarious and ambitious club-owner/manager who notices Raunak's potential.

Several references are made to Beethoven, the master composer who eventually lost his hearing, and the film is punctuated by the master composer's quotes.

Soundtrack is electrifying but marred by a few flaws. We are not told what happens to that imaginary figure Raunak talks to. Was he schizophrenic; what was that all about? More importantly, Raunak has gone through a devastating loss, but despite the extreme methods he adopts to recover, his acceptance of the handicap and a dramatic change in his persona seems implausible.

Still, if you're looking for a dark, real tale of an authentic and flawed hero, this one's for you.

Verdict: Three stars







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    It's incredible how Rajeev Khandelwal transformed his suited-booted cliched TV avatar, to give such crackling performances in Aamir, Shaitan and now Soundtrack. As the wayward Raunak, Khandelwal gets into the skin of the character, making it believable and likeable enough to get the viewer to root.

    loved these lines from the review..thanku for posting the article puri...Hug

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    Originally posted by Surya.Ravi

    It's incredible how Rajeev Khandelwal transformed his suited-booted cliched TV avatar, to give such crackling performances in Aamir, Shaitan and now Soundtrack. As the wayward Raunak, Khandelwal gets into the skin of the character, making it believable and likeable enough to get the viewer to root.

    loved these lines from the review..thanku for posting the article puri...Hug



    its surely a big transition for all of us  EmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassed... good to see him in completely new avatar EmbarrassedEmbarrassed
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    Originally posted by -purnima-

    Originally posted by Surya.Ravi

    It's incredible how Rajeev Khandelwal transformed his suited-booted cliched TV avatar, to give such crackling performances in Aamir, Shaitan and now Soundtrack. As the wayward Raunak, Khandelwal gets into the skin of the character, making it believable and likeable enough to get the viewer to root.

    loved these lines from the review..thanku for posting the article puri...Hug



    its surely a big transition for all of us  EmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassed... good to see him in completely new avatar EmbarrassedEmbarrassed  absolutely right...this has been a beautiful journey till now for us..& i'am sure it will continue to be so always...EmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassed
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    definately soundtrack is a good movie ...I will wach it once more to retain all the scenes in my brain lol ... comedy is wonderful ... there are very funny scenes ...u dun need to cry ...go n njoy urselves with some sweet romance n some cool performances
     
    Loved rajeev ...he did justice to his character which was very different from what he actually is ...
     
    hope to see more of rajeev -soha chemistry which is well sparkling ...N last but not the least Mrinalini Sharma puts up a decent act
     
    Raunak: Main bathroom ja rha hun
     
    Shonali: toh ????? media bulaaun
     
    Raunak:(unable to hear) kya bol rhi ho ???
     
    Shoanli : Maine kaha press confrence bulaaun kya???
     
    Haha ...she put up a true bitchy act ... but somehow director dint justify the break up well ...n yeah I expected a better thappad ...Kashish was good at hitting him ...haha
     
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    Soundtrack
    Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Mohan Kapoor, Yatin Karyekar, Ankur Tewari, Anurag Kashyap, Siddharath Coutto, Manu Rishi
    Director/Producer: Neerav Ghosh/Sanjiv Goenka, Apurv Nagpal
    Music director: Midival Punditz, Karsh Kale, Kailash Kher, Vishal Vaid, Laxmikant Kudalkar, Pyarelal, Ankur Tewari, Papon

    The second movie to release is a remake of the award-winning It's All Gone Pete Tong - a film based on the true story of an artist achieving success in his turbulent career laced with alcohol, drugs and sex whilst struggling with his internal demons and loss of hearing. The movie is laced in a more sinister edge and entwined deep in controversial issues. It sees Rajeev Khandelwal starring in the lead role opposite the gorgeous Soha Ali Khan. After making a mark in the TV industry and collecting praise in his prior two films, Rajeev seems to have made a small yet stable place on the big screen. Be it a man trying to save himself from the terrorists, an uptight cop or now a DJ, we assure you that there's definitely more to come from this actor. For those looking for something different, this is for you!
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    'Soundtrack' movie review

    India Headlines Examiner

    October 8, 2011 -

    The Hindi movie 'Soundtrack', starring Rajeev Khandelwal as DJ Raunak Kaul, Soha Ali Khan and Mrinalini Sharma, was released in India and across the world on October 7, 2011.

    The movie is directed by Neerav Ghosh, and is a remake of the 2004 English film 'Its All Gone Pete Tong'.

    The story of the movie is about a popular DJ, who has exceptional skills to make every one groove to his tunes. But his excessive lifestyle makes him lose his focus towards his work and thus becomes permanently deaf. 

    Due to his sudden hearing imparity, Raunak now find its difficult to pursue his dreams to make music. This is when Gauri, played by Soha, enters his life. Gauri too cannot hear but can lip read.

    Raunak slowly gets attracted towards Gauri, who becomes his tutor and slowly begins to sense sound. Finally a deaf DJ becomes a popular composer.

    Ghosh has attempted to make a docu-drama and has made it look like a biographical. Overall, 'Soundtrack' is a good movie to watch.

    http://www.examiner.com/india-headlines-in-national/soundtrack-movie-review-watch-online-trailer-video-and-songs


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    Rajeev Khandelwal's Soundtrack review

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    Rajeev Khandelwal's Soundtrack review

    Movie: Soundtrack

    Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mohan Kapoor, Mrinalini Sharma, Yatin Karyekar

    Director: Neerav Ghosh

    Producer: Sanjiv Goenka and Apurv Nagpal

    Music Director: Laxmikant Kudalkar, Midiwal Punditz, Karsh Kale, Pyarelal, Ankur Tiwari, Papon and Vishal Vaid

    Introduction:

    Soundtrack is directed by debutant director Neerav Ghosh which has a very interesting tale. Neerav Ghosh has chosen the perfect music directors for his movie Soundtrack which is a music based film. Rajeev Khandelwal is seen on big screen after a quite long time. Soha Ali Khan is playing key role as well female lead role in the movie Soundtrack. After watching the movie Soundtrack one can definitely not believe that the movie is directed by a debutant director.

    Story:

    Movie starts with introduction of Ronak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwal) who wishes to do something big in music world. Ronak Kaul inherits passion for music from his father. He starts his career as a DJ in Tango Charlie club which is owned by Charlie (Mohan Kapoor). Unfortunately, Rohan Kaul diverts from music world into the drug world. Rohan Kaul starts taking drugs and alcohol. He then becomes deaf as he always listens to loud music. This makes Rohan Kaul deserted and he losses hopes on becoming big in Music world.

    Here Gauri (Soha Ali Khan) enters who is born deaf. Rohan Kaul happens to meet Gauri and he falls for her. Gauri then brings a ray of light to Rohan Kaul's life. How Rohan Kaul fulfills his dreams forms the rest of the story.

    Performances:

    Rajeev Khandelwal as Rohan Kaul have given an outstanding performance. His acting was appreciable. Rajeev Khandelwal proved that he is a good actor. Soha Ali Khan was extraordinary. Her acting as a deaf female will make every one emotional. Hidden acting skills of Soha Ali Khan came out with the movie Soundtrack. Onscreen chemistry of Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan was heart throbbing.

    What's Hot:

    Direction of Neerav Ghosh is very soothing. Neerav Ghosh's direction is the main strength for the movie Soundtrack. The movie Soundtrack has a good and an interesting tale. No other actors would have done the roles better than Soha Ali Khan and Rajeev Khandelwal. Movie has got an innovative factor.

    What's Not:

    Cinematography of the movie Soundtrack was poor. Others actors were not having much role in the movie Soundtrack. Editing of few of the scenes could have been better. Music was not having the punch and dum required for the movie Soundtrack. First half seemed to be uninteresting.

    Metromasti Rating:

    The movie Soundtrack has a backdrop of drugs. This may be unsuitable to certain audience but the movie Soundtrack is a message oriented one. Soundtrack is worth to check out in theaters. Soundtrack is a juicy movie and a must watch film!

    Metromasti Rating: 3/5

    http://www.metromasti.com/bollywood/reviews/Rajeev-Khandelwals-Soundtrack-review/12330



    Edited by Surya.Ravi - 08 October 2011 at 10:31am

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