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Review: Rajeev, Soha give a winning performance in 'Soundtrack'


Rajeev Khandelwal's performance is by far the best one in Bollywood this year

Hear this. DJ Raunak loses his hearing ability and gets to hear the voice of his conscience. Great premise for an onscreen human drama? Debutant director Neerav Ghosh, with incredible support from his leading man Rajeev Khandelwal, creates an engrossing defence of anti-hedonism. Excessive self-indulgence is dumb. It can also make you deaf. So says the film's well-crafted screenplay. The message is driven home with a refreshing absence of self importance.

A lot of the film's drama, if not all, is derived from Canadian film It's All Gone Pete Tong released six years ago. That film's inspirational thrusts are transferred with fluency and virility into Ghosh's art attack on the wages of excessive pleasure-pursuit. Paul Kaye, who had played the lead in the original film, had delivered a pitch-perfect loss-of-hearing gain-of-soul performance. Khandelwal goes beyond the exigencies of his character in search of his lost character's tortured soul. In the sequences where he comes to terms with his deafness, the actor brings to his face and physique the unmitigated anguish of a man watching himself topple over the edge. It's a brilliant performance, by far the best male performance this year. Whether it's the body language of a wild DJ partying the nights away in a haze of alcohol, or sharing those tender moments with Soha Ali Khan (cute, gentle, sensitive and effective), Khandelwal's face maps out the character's tormented flight into terrifying stillness. Playing a man who watches his life spin out of control, the performance could have easily toppled over the edge. It holds.

The director uses a fabulous soundtrack. There are startling rock ballads punctuating Raunak's voyage into the damned. Old songs like O rahi or, for a beautifully crafted romantic interlude between Rajiv-Soha in the park, Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum donon are used to endearing effect.

The narrative moves in three predictable but pulsating sections. Raunak's descent into a hedonistic hell, his shattering deafness and, best of all, the redemption that he finds through a haze of self-loathing as he takes flight into a world of idyllic love (a touch of Guru Dutt's Pyaasa in the end when Raunak simply vanishes from the world of ruthless self interest) – for a first-time director, Ghosh displays remarkable control over his scattered material on his shattered protagonist.

Admittedly the storytelling device (well-known real-life DJs and VJs are roped in to talk about 'Raunak') is borrowed from the Canadian film. But what the hell! Nothing in life is original. Not heaven, not hell. Not pleasure, not pain, and certainly not art.

The absence of over-sentimentality and the self-mocking humour applied to Raunak's predicament imbue a wealth of mellow maturity to the storytelling. Yup, Soundtrack gets it right. In telling the story of a man who stops hearing the world outside to finally start hearing his inner voice, the film's strong sense of drama and redemption are comparable with the cinema of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Soundtrack is a soul-stirring tale of a musician's voyage into deafening hedonism and a quiet redemption. The director suffuses the soundtrack with snatches of a music that transports a fairly routine inspirational story to the sphere of a modern fable. As for Khandelwal, his performance is so accomplished that he proves, not for the first time, that he's among the most engaging actors today. For the money, time and attention, he is the true rock star.EmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassed

Film: Soundtrack, Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mohan Kapoor; Writer and Director: Neerav Ghosh; Rating: ***1/2.

SOUNDTRACK Movie Review: Rajeev Khandelwal shines in a soul ...

An official remake of 'It's All Gone Pete Tong' (2004), Neerav Ghosh's 'Soundtrack' (2011) is a brilliant adaptation, well-suited to the local tastes and sensibilities, recounting the highs and lows in the life of a talented DJ - Raunak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwal) and his debilitating hearing disorder, which leaves him thunderstruck. Yet, the arrival of Gauri (Soha Ali Khan), a deaf, who teaches Raunak how to lip read not only helps the musician but also inspires him to carry on with life and of course, the love of his life -music.

'Soundtrack' is the quintessential story of a small town boy, who comes to Mumbai with starry eyes, hoping to make it big in the music industry. Lucky to get the chance of a lifetime, Raunak becomes a DJ with a famous nightclub. However, success is never easy and always comes with a price. Dazzled by the world of glitz and glamour, Raunak falls prey to the excesses of money and power. Riding on the wave of fame and glory, he becomes insensitive towards his close associates and surroundings. However, his personal low comes when he develops a hearing disorder. At this point of time, Gauri comes as a ray of hope and teaches him the real meaning of music – the music of love and life.



Filmmaker Neerav Ghosh has done a brilliant job in 'Soundtrack' without going overboard with its theme and subject. It focuses on the personal loss of a man, whose world comes to a standstill as he moves from happiness to misery. Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan are brilliant in their roles and share a crackling chemistry. In fact, Rajeev is a revelation of sorts, who exudes immense self-belief and conviction in his performance.

A well crafted movie with brilliant score by Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale, 'Soundtrack' will touch the right chord with audience.

"Soundtrack" is soul-stirring (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***1/2 ...



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Review: Rajeev, Soha give a winning performance in 'Soundtrack'


Rajeev Khandelwal's performance is by far the best one in Bollywood this year

Hear this. DJ Raunak loses his hearing ability and gets to hear the voice of his conscience. Great premise for an onscreen human drama? Debutant director Neerav Ghosh, with incredible support from his leading man Rajeev Khandelwal, creates an engrossing defence of anti-hedonism. Excessive self-indulgence is dumb. It can also make you deaf. So says the film's well-crafted screenplay. The message is driven home with a refreshing absence of self importance.

A lot of the film's drama, if not all, is derived from Canadian film It's All Gone Pete Tong released six years ago. That film's inspirational thrusts are transferred with fluency and virility into Ghosh's art attack on the wages of excessive pleasure-pursuit. Paul Kaye, who had played the lead in the original film, had delivered a pitch-perfect loss-of-hearing gain-of-soul performance. Khandelwal goes beyond the exigencies of his character in search of his lost character's tortured soul. In the sequences where he comes to terms with his deafness, the actor brings to his face and physique the unmitigated anguish of a man watching himself topple over the edge. It's a brilliant performance, by far the best male performance this year. Whether it's the body language of a wild DJ partying the nights away in a haze of alcohol, or sharing those tender moments with Soha Ali Khan (cute, gentle, sensitive and effective), Khandelwal's face maps out the character's tormented flight into terrifying stillness. Playing a man who watches his life spin out of control, the performance could have easily toppled over the edge. It holds.

The director uses a fabulous soundtrack. There are startling rock ballads punctuating Raunak's voyage into the damned. Old songs like O rahi or, for a beautifully crafted romantic interlude between Rajiv-Soha in the park, Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum donon are used to endearing effect.

The narrative moves in three predictable but pulsating sections. Raunak's descent into a hedonistic hell, his shattering deafness and, best of all, the redemption that he finds through a haze of self-loathing as he takes flight into a world of idyllic love (a touch of Guru Dutt's Pyaasa in the end when Raunak simply vanishes from the world of ruthless self interest) ' for a first-time director, Ghosh displays remarkable control over his scattered material on his shattered protagonist.

Admittedly the storytelling device (well-known real-life DJs and VJs are roped in to talk about 'Raunak') is borrowed from the Canadian film. But what the hell! Nothing in life is original. Not heaven, not hell. Not pleasure, not pain, and certainly not art.

The absence of over-sentimentality and the self-mocking humour applied to Raunak's predicament imbue a wealth of mellow maturity to the storytelling. Yup, Soundtrack gets it right. In telling the story of a man who stops hearing the world outside to finally start hearing his inner voice, the film's strong sense of drama and redemption are comparable with the cinema of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Soundtrack is a soul-stirring tale of a musician's voyage into deafening hedonism and a quiet redemption. The director suffuses the soundtrack with snatches of a music that transports a fairly routine inspirational story to the sphere of a modern fable. As for Khandelwal, his performance is so accomplished that he proves, not for the first time, that he's among the most engaging actors today. For the money, time and attention, he is the true rock star.EmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassed

Film: Soundtrack, Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mohan Kapoor; Writer and Director: Neerav Ghosh; Rating: ***1/2.

SOUNDTRACK Movie Review: Rajeev Khandelwal shines in a soul ...

An official remake of 'It's All Gone Pete Tong' (2004), Neerav Ghosh's 'Soundtrack' (2011) is a brilliant adaptation, well-suited to the local tastes and sensibilities, recounting the highs and lows in the life of a talented DJ - Raunak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwal) and his debilitating hearing disorder, which leaves him thunderstruck. Yet, the arrival of Gauri (Soha Ali Khan), a deaf, who teaches Raunak how to lip read not only helps the musician but also inspires him to carry on with life and of course, the love of his life -music.

'Soundtrack' is the quintessential story of a small town boy, who comes to Mumbai with starry eyes, hoping to make it big in the music industry. Lucky to get the chance of a lifetime, Raunak becomes a DJ with a famous nightclub. However, success is never easy and always comes with a price. Dazzled by the world of glitz and glamour, Raunak falls prey to the excesses of money and power. Riding on the wave of fame and glory, he becomes insensitive towards his close associates and surroundings. However, his personal low comes when he develops a hearing disorder. At this point of time, Gauri comes as a ray of hope and teaches him the real meaning of music ' the music of love and life.



Filmmaker Neerav Ghosh has done a brilliant job in 'Soundtrack' without going overboard with its theme and subject. It focuses on the personal loss of a man, whose world comes to a standstill as he moves from happiness to misery. Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan are brilliant in their roles and share a crackling chemistry. In fact, Rajeev is a revelation of sorts, who exudes immense self-belief and conviction in his performance.

A well crafted movie with brilliant score by Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale, 'Soundtrack' will touch the right chord with audience.

"Soundtrack" is soul-stirring (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***1/2 ...





Be  frankly  speaking  I would loved  this articles  specially  its   describe  very well about  Rajeev .i  completely  agree  with on  this  articles  writer .Rajeev  is one of the best performers 2011. Yes   He  is  absolutely  true  Rock star StarStar

prunima i  requested you  kindly plz post this  reviews  on soundtrack movie reviews thread also
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Review: Soundtrack
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Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service
Friday, October 07, 2011
Review: Soundtrack
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mohan Kapoor
Director: Neerav Ghosh

Hear this. DJ Raunak loses his hearing ability and gets to hear the voice of his conscience. Great premise for an onscreen human drama? Debutant director Neerav Ghosh, with incredible support from his leading man Rajeev Khandelwal, creates an engrossing defence of anti-hedonism.

Excessive self-indulgence is dumb. It can also make you deaf. So says the film's well-crafted screenplay. The message is driven home with a refreshing absence of self-importance.

A lot of the film's drama, if not all, is derived from Canadian film It's All Gone Pete Tong released six years ago. That film's inspirational thrusts are transferred with fluency and virility into Ghosh's art attack on the wages of excessive pleasure-pursuit.

Paul Kaye, who had played the lead in the original film, had delivered a pitch-perfect loss-of-hearing gain-of-soul performance. Khandelwal goes beyond the exigencies of his character in search of his lost character's tortured soul.

In the sequences where he comes to terms with his deafness, the actor brings to his face and physique the unmitigated anguish of a man watching himself topple over the edge.

It's a brilliant performance, by far the best male performance this year. Whether it's the body language of a wild DJ partying the nights away in a haze of alcohol or sharing those tender moments with Soha Ali Khan (cute, gentle, sensitive and effective), Ravee Khandelwal's face maps out the character's tormented flight into terrifying stillness.

Playing a man who watches his life spin out of control, the performance could have easily toppled over the edge. It holds.

The director uses a fabulous soundtrack. There are startling rock ballads punctuating Raunak's voyage into the damned. Old songs like Yeh jeevan hai iss jeevan ka yehi hai rang-roop or, for a beautifully crafted romantic interlude between Rajiv-Soha in the park, Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum donon are used to endearing effect.

The narrative moves in three predictable but pulsating sections.

Raunak's descent into a hedonistic hell, his shattering deafness and, best of all, the redemption that he finds through a haze of self-loathing as he takes flight into a world of idyllic love (a touch of Guru Dutt's Pyasa in the end when Raunak simply vanishes from the world of ruthless self interest) -- for a first-time director, Ghosh displays remarkable control over his scattered material on his shattered protagonist.
Admittedly the storytelling device (well-known real-life DJs and VJs are roped in to talk about 'Raunak') is borrowed from the Canadian film. But what the hell! Nothing in life is original. Not heaven not hell. Not pleasure, not pain, and certainly not art.

The absence of over-sentimentality and the self-mocking humour applied to Raunak's predicament imbue a wealth of mellow maturity to the storytelling.

Yup, Soundtrack gets it right. In telling the story of a man who stops hearing the world outside to finally start hearing his own inner voice, the film's strong sense of drama and redemption are comparable with the cinema of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Soundtrack is a soul-stirring tale of a musician's voyage into deafening hedonism and a quiet redemption.

The director suffuses the soundtrack with snatches of a music that transports a fairly routine inspirational story to the sphere of a modern moral fable.

As for Khandelwal, his performance is so accomplished that he proves, not for the first time, that he's among the most engaging actors today. For the money, time and attention, he is the true rock star.

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'Soundtrack' is soul-stirring (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***1/2)

IANS India Private LimitedBy Subhash K. Jha | IANS

Film: 'Soundtrack', Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mohan Kapoor; Writer and Director: Neerav Ghosh; Rating; ***1/2

Hear this. DJ Raunak loses his hearing ability and gets to hear the voice of his conscience. Great premise for an onscreen human drama? Debutant director Neerav Ghosh, with incredible support from his leading man Rajeev Khandelwal, creates an engrossing defence of anti-hedonism.

Excessive self-indulgence is dumb. It can also make you deaf. So says the film's well-crafted screenplay. The message is driven home with a refreshing absence of self importance.

A lot of the film's drama, if not all, is derived from Canadian film 'It's All Gone Pete Tong' released six years ago. That film's inspirational thrusts are transferred with fluency and virility into Ghosh's art attack on the wages of excessive pleasure-pursuit.

Paul Kaye, who had played the lead in the original film, had delivered a pitch-perfect loss-of-hearing gain-of-soul performance. Khandelwal goes beyond the exigencies of his character in search of his lost character's tortured soul.

In the sequences where he comes to terms with his deafness, the actor brings to his face and physique the unmitigated anguish of a man watching himself topple over the edge.

It's a brilliant performance, by far the best male performance this year. Whether it's the body language of a wild DJ partying the nights away in a haze of alcohol, or sharing those tender moments with Soha Ali Khan (cute, gentle, sensitive and effective), Khandelwal's face maps out the character's tormented flight into terrifying stillness.

Playing a man who watches his life spin out of control, the performance could have easily toppled over the edge. It holds.

The director uses a fabulous soundtrack. There are startling rock ballads punctuating Raunak's voyage into the damned. Old songs like 'Yeh jeevan hai iss jeevan ka yehi hai rang-roop' or, for a beautifully crafted romantic interlude between Rajiv-Soha in the park, 'Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum donon' are used to endearing effect.

The narrative moves in three predictable but pulsating sections.

Raunak's descent into a hedonistic hell, his shattering deafness and, best of all, the redemption that he finds through a haze of self-loathing as he takes flight into a world of idyllic love (a touch of Guru Dutt's 'Pyasa' in the end when Raunak simply vanishes from the world of ruthless self interest) -- for a first-time director, Ghosh displays remarkable control over his scattered material on his shattered protagonist.

Admittedly the storytelling device (well-known real-life DJs and VJs are roped in to talk about 'Raunak') is borrowed from the Canadian film. But what the hell! Nothing in life is original. Not heaven not hell. Not pleasure, not pain, and certainly not art.

The absence of over-sentimentality and the self-mocking humour applied to Raunak's predicament imbue a wealth of mellow maturity to the storytelling.

Yup, 'Soundtrack' gets it right. In telling the story of a man who stops hearing the world outside to finally start hearing his own inner voice, the film's strong sense of drama and redemption are comparable with the cinema of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

'Soundtrack' is a soul-stirring tale of a musician's voyage into deafening hedonism and a quiet redemption.

The director suffuses the soundtrack with snatches of a music that transports a fairly routine inspirational story to the sphere of a modern moral fable.

As for Khandelwal, his performance is so accomplished that he proves, not for the first time, that he's among the most engaging actors today. For the money, time and attention, he is the true rock star.

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A R Rahman is referred to as the Mozart of Madras, and Soundtrack's protagonist Raunaq Kaul (Khandelwal) is proudly titled the Beethovan of Bandra! EmbarrassedEmbarrassed Music runs in his blood as he finds melody in everything - from the city's blaring horns to the vibrations from the local trains, and the din created by the roadside vendors. Just when he is about to touch the pinnacle of success, he finds himself hitting a roadblock ---- a career-ending physical ailment.



The film is based on the 2005 Canadian flick All Gone Pete Tong about a popular DJ on the party island of Ibiza suffering from a hearing impairment and then vanishing from the scene. 

Ghosh revolves the story around a small-town guy Raunaq who arrives in Mumbai. Thanks to his helpful uncle (Karyekar), he lands up a job as a DJ at Charlie's (Kapur) club. Though it is a Bollywood setting, several scenes are the same from the original including the use of music and film folk as part of the narrative. Anurag Kashyap, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, Salim Merchant, VJ Bani feature in the docudrama to chronicle the rise and fall of Raunaq.

After his performance in Aamir, it's again Khandelwal all the way in SoundtrackEmbarrassedEmbarrassed He once again picks up a role that displays his acting prowess. Charlie (Kapur) too puts in a stellar performance while Shonali (Sharma) as his girlfriend is ebullient. Soha, who appears only post interval as his lip-reading teacher Gauri, is endearing in a brief role.

Though the first half is slick as Raunaq goes through a life of excesses, post interval it is a bit of a drag. There are, of course, the usual inexplicable questions (a given in most Bollywood films).  Like, wonder what made him resort to wearing coloured lenses while battling a hearing impediment? Also, why make Raunaq the DJ sing in the finale? Wouldn't it make more sense if he spun magic at the turntable for that last final time? The emotional connect with his impairment is a tad missing. This apart, the film is watchable for its starkly distinct narrative and stands out amidst the current crop of mindless comic capers and over-the-top action flicks. It may not have big names attached, but worth a viewing for the efforts put in by the entire team.
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SoundtrackCast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mohan Kapoor

Writer and Director: Neerav Ghosh

Rating; ***1/2

Hear this. DJ Raunak loses his hearing ability and gets to hear the voice of his conscience. Great premise for an onscreen human drama? Debutant director Neerav Ghosh, with incredible support from his leading man Rajeev Khandelwal, creates an engrossing defence of anti-hedonism.

Excessive self-indulgence is dumb. It can also make you deaf. So says the film's well-crafted screenplay. The message is driven home with a refreshing absence of self importance.

A lot of the film's drama, if not all, is derived from Canadian film "It's All Gone Pete Tong" released six years ago. That film's inspirational thrusts are transferred with fluency and virility into Ghosh's art attack on the wages of excessive pleasure-pursuit.

Paul Kaye, who had played the lead in the original film, had delivered a pitch-perfect loss-of-hearing gain-of-soul performance. Khandelwal goes beyond the exigencies of his character in search of his lost character's tortured soul.

In the sequences where he comes to terms with his deafness, the actor brings to his face and physique the unmitigated anguish of a man watching himself topple over the edge.

It's a brilliant performance, by far the best male performance this year.

Whether it's the body language of a wild DJ partying the nights away in a haze of alcohol, or sharing those tender moments with Soha Ali Khan (cute, gentle, sensitive and effective), Khandelwal's face maps out the character's tormented flight into terrifying stillness.

Playing a man who watches his life spin out of control, the performance could have easily toppled over the edge. It holds.

The director uses a fabulous soundtrack. There are startling rock ballads punctuating Raunak's voyage into the damned.

Old songs like "Yeh jeevan hai iss jeevan ka yehi hai rang-roop" or, for a beautifully crafted romantic interlude between Rajiv-Soha in the park, "Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum donon" are used to endearing effect.

The narrative moves in three predictable but pulsating sections.

Raunak's descent into a hedonistic hell, his shattering deafness and, best of all, the redemption that he finds through a haze of self-loathing as he takes flight into a world of idyllic love (a touch of Guru Dutt's "Pyasa" in the end when Raunak simply vanishes from the world of ruthless self interest) -- for a first-time director, Ghosh displays remarkable control over his scattered material on his shattered protagonist.

Admittedly the storytelling device (well-known real-life DJs and VJs are roped in to talk about 'Raunak') is borrowed from the Canadian film. But what the hell!

Nothing in life is original. Not heaven not hell. Not pleasure, not pain, and certainly not art.

The absence of over-sentimentality and the self-mocking humour applied to Raunak's predicament imbue a wealth of mellow maturity to the storytelling.

Yup, "Soundtrack" gets it right. In telling the story of a man who stops hearing the world outside to finally start hearing his own inner voice, the film's strong sense of drama and redemption are comparable with the cinema of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

"Soundtrack" is a soul-stirring tale of a musician's voyage into deafening hedonism and a quiet redemption.

The director suffuses the soundtrack with snatches of a music that transports a fairly routine inspirational story to the sphere of a modern moral fable.

As for Khandelwal, his performance is so accomplished that he proves, not for the first time, that he's among the most engaging actors today. For the money, time and attention, he is the true rock star.

http://www.santabanta.com/cinema.asp?pid=50040
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Soundtrack (2011) Movie Review-

There's nothing like watching a guy hit the ebb and then trying to crawl back again. The triumph of the human spirit catches our attention all the while. After all, people love watching a good tragedy. SOUNDTRACK, the official remake of the award winning IT'S ALL GONE PETE TONG, narrates one such story.

Rajeev Khandelwal is one of the few actors to have made a successful transition from television to cinema. His choice of films, starting with AAMIR, followed by SHAITAN and now SOUNDTRACK prove that he's keen to be a part of movies that push the envelope, that push him beyond his boundaries. He's gradually emerged as the face of intelligent urban cinema. That's also one of the reasons why SOUNDTRACK catches your attention.

SOUNDTRACK may be a 'small budget film' [in film parlance], but I strongly believe that budgets, however big or small, can never decide on the quality of cinema. A mockumentary, SOUNDTRACK takes a closer look at a musician's life faced with a career-ending handicap. It has some heartwarming moments, some amusing moments, some comic moments and some lump in the throat moments.

Very well shot drama with touches of black humor, director Neerav Ghosh deserves immense praise for handling a complex story with amazing maturity. The story is attention-grabbing -- it traces his alcohol, drug and sex-fuelled meteoric rise, as he battles his internal demons and a damaging handicap -- and I must add that the film has a strong melodramatic theme with some terrific moments that stay with you.

SOUNDTRACK narrates the story of a successful DJ, Raunak [Rajeev Khandelwal], who gets addicted to drugs and alcohol and loses his hearing ability. He goes through low phases and also starts hallucinating, seeing a joker around him all the time. He is diagnosed with a hearing disorder that ultimately leads to his going deaf. Subsequently, Gauri [Soha Ali Khan] enters his life. His career nosedives, but his love for music helps him resurrect himself.

If you think SOUNDTRACK is distressing and disheartening, let me tell you, it's not! On the contrary, it is young, colorful and most importantly, inspirational, something that goes very well what a majority of movie-going audience these days. The director also ensures that the soundtrack is befitting the content of the film. Besides, the party culture, which is prevalent in metros, where one can find sex and drugs, is depicted well in the plot.

Director Neerav Ghosh narrates an interesting story in an altogether new format. Only thing, the film tends to get stretched at places and could've done with sharper editing. Cinematography is eye-filling.

Rajeev is known for giving his best at whatever he does. Playing an emotionally unstable character is always taxing and an edgy journey for any actor, but Rajeev emerges triumphant with a bravura performance. Ditto for Soha, who delivers a sparkling performance. Soha is capable of delivering a powerful performance if given an opportunity and this film proves it. Though Mrinalini Sharma doesn't really get scope, yet, the pretty lass gives it all to her character and registers an impact. Another winning performance comes from Mohan Kapur, who is superb in a rather tough role. This film should make people sit and notice this talented actor. Yateen Karyekar does very well as well. Ankur Tewari and Sidd Coutto, the musicians, are wonderful in their respective roles.

On the whole, SOUNDTRACK captivates you with a story that talks of the triumph of the human spirit. An inspiring film, a human story, a relatable and credible journey with an atypical, feel-good conclusion, SOUNDTRACK is not to be missed.

By Taran Adarsh, bollywoodhungama.com

http://www.bindassbolly.com/2011/10/soundtrack-2011-movie-review-storyline.html#axzz1a67RjJ4I
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Movie Review : Soundtrack

There's nothing like watching a guy hit the ebb and then trying to crawl back again. The triumph of the human spirit catches our attention all the while. After all, people love watching a good tragedy. SOUNDTRACK, the official remake of the award winning IT'S ALL GONE PETE TONG, narrates one such story.

Rajeev Khandelwal is one of the few actors to have made a successful transition from television to cinema. His choice of films, starting with AAMIR, followed by SHAITAN and now SOUNDTRACK prove that he's keen to be a part of movies that push the envelope, that push him beyond his boundaries. He's gradually emerged as the face of intelligent urban cinema. That's also one of the reasons why SOUNDTRACK catches your attention.

SOUNDTRACK may be a 'small budget film' [in film parlance], but I strongly believe that budgets, however big or small, can never decide on the quality of cinema. A mockumentary, SOUNDTRACK takes a closer look at a musician's life faced with a career-ending handicap. It has some heartwarming moments, some amusing moments, some comic moments and some lump in the throat moments.

Very well shot drama with touches of black humor, director Neerav Ghosh deserves immense praise for handling a complex story with amazing maturity. The story is attention-grabbing — it traces his alcohol, drug and sex-fuelled meteoric rise, as he battles his internal demons and a damaging handicap — and I must add that the film has a strong melodramatic theme with some terrific moments that stay with you.

SOUNDTRACK narrates the story of a successful DJ, Raunak [Rajeev Khandelwal], who gets addicted to drugs and alcohol and loses his hearing ability. He goes through low phases and also starts hallucinating, seeing a joker around him all the time. He is diagnosed with a hearing disorder that ultimately leads to his going deaf. Subsequently, Gauri [Soha Ali Khan] enters his life. His career nosedives, but his love for music helps him resurrect himself.

If you think SOUNDTRACK is distressing and disheartening, let me tell you, it's not! On the contrary, it is young, colorful and most importantly, inspirational, something that goes very well what a majority of movie-going audience these days. The director also ensures that the soundtrack is befitting the content of the film. Besides, the party culture, which is prevalent in metros, where one can find sex and drugs, is depicted well in the plot.

Director Neerav Ghosh narrates an interesting story in an altogether new format. Only thing, the film tends to get stretched at places and could've done with sharper editing. Cinematography is eye-filling.

Rajeev is known for giving his best at whatever he does. Playing an emotionally unstable character is always taxing and an edgy journey for any actor, but Rajeev emerges triumphant with a bravura performance. Ditto for Soha, who delivers a sparkling performance. Soha is capable of delivering a powerful performance if given an opportunity and this film proves it. Though Mrinalini Sharma doesn't really get scope, yet, the pretty lass gives it all to her character and registers an impact. Another winning performance comes from Mohan Kapur, who is superb in a rather tough role. This film should make people sit and notice this talented actor. Yateen Karyekar does very well as well. Ankur Tewari and Sidd Coutto, the musicians, are wonderful in their respective roles.

On the whole, SOUNDTRACK captivates you with a story that talks of the triumph of the human spirit. An inspiring film, a human story, a relatable and credible journey with an atypical, feel-good conclusion, SOUNDTRACK is not to be missed.

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Soundtrack review

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Soundtrack review
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'Soundtrack' strikes a chord!
By Aparajita Ghosh
Fri, Oct 07, 2011 11:47:02 GMT

The ApunKaChoice movie review of Soundtrack.
Some real life characters are insanely inspirational. Take, for instance, the legless South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the 'blade runner' who is also described as the fastest man on no legs and can give the able-bodied sprinters a run for their sweat money. Or take the legendary Beethoven, who continued to compose music despite going deaf as a post. Director Neerav Ghosh's film Soundtrack is a tale of one such man.

Inspired from the 2005 Canadian movie It's All Gone Pete Tong, Soundtrack tells the story of Raunak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwal). Raunak comes to Mumbai and becomes a famous DJ but soon falls victim to his own success as he plunges headlong into a life of sex, drugs and disc consoles. The hedonistic lifestyle takes a huge toll. Raunak's career plummets and, worse, he begins to lose his hearing ability. Soon, all the sound and raunak is gone from his life. Poof!

But then, Raunak rehabilitates and reforms, and meets Gauri (Soha Ali Khan), herself hearing impaired but an expert in lip reading. She instills Raunak with hope and inspiration. The deaf protagonist does the seemingly impossible when he begins to feel the music in other ways than hearing and comes up with a new album. Will his finished career get a new lease of life?

For the most part, Soundtrack stays close to its Canadian inspiration, but director Neerav Ghosh show amateurishness in dealing with certain aspects of the narrative. For instance, the clown that haunts Raunak fails to make for a convincing metaphor of his inner demon. Likewise, the music of Soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired.

A fat share of credit must go to Rajeev Khandelwal for making Soundtrack work. He is every bit the wasting, oversexed junkie in the first half and the repentant but unyielding man in the second half. Soha Ali Khan, who lisps her dialogues, provides ample support to the leading man without being reduced to a romantic prop. Similarly, Mrinalini Sharma is darn good as our hero's partner in sex and debauchery. Mohan Kapoor is emphatic as Raunak's agent.

In a nutshell, Soundtrack may be far from being a stupendous film, but thanks to its unique story (inspired albeit) and the performances by the actors, it turns out to be a decent attempt by a debutant director.

Recommended, if you're itching to watch something hakte.

Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
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Soundtrack – Movie Review

Producer: Sanjiv Goenka, Apurv Nagpal 

Director: Neerav Ghosh 

Banner: Saregama India Limited, Indie Ideas

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal... Raunak Kaul, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Mohan Kapoor... Charlie, Yatin Karyekar, Ankur Tewari, Anurag Kashyap, Siddharath Coutto, Manu Rishi 

Lyricist: Dhruv Jagasia, Anushka Manchanda, Gaurav Raina, Kailash Kher, Vishal Vaid, Khalid Alvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Ankur Tewari, Papon, Anand Bakshi, Aslam Parvez, Karsh Kale, Tapan Raj 

Music Director: Midival Punditz, Karsh Kale, Kailash Kher, Vishal Vaid, Laxmikant Kudalkar, Pyarelal, Ankur Tewari, Papon 

Cinematography: Anshuman Mahaley

Editor: Sanjay Roderick, Amgar Vyas 

Release Date: October 7, 2011

Genre: Musical

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"Soundtrack" is the movie produced by Sanjiv Goenka and Apurv Nagpal, on behalf of the banners Saregama India Limited and Indie Ideas. Debutant Director Neerav Ghosh has directed this movie. This features Rajeev Khandelwal as Raunak Kaul, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, and Mohan Kapoor as Charlie, Yatin Karyekar, Ankur Tewari, Anurag Kashyap, Siddharath Coutto, Manu Rishi and many others. 

Anshuman Mahaley has done the Cinematography. The editing is done by Sanjay Roderick and Amgar Vyas. Music of the movie "Soundtrack" is scored by Midival Punditz, Karsh Kale, Kailash Kher, Vishal Vaid, Laxmikant Kudalkar, Pyarelal, Ankur Tewari, and Papon. 

"Soundtrack" is basically the movie, about a young guy named Rajiv Raunak which is played by Rajeev Khandelwal. It shows, how he climbs the ladder of success, slides down and then how he reclaims his success. During this struggle, he meets a girl called Gauri, which is played by Soha Ali Khan. How his life takes a new direction after meeting her is shown in an interesting manner. 

"Soundtrack" is touted to be a true story. It is considered as the official remake of the Award winning movie "It's All Gone Pete Tong". This shows about the victory of the human spirit. 

"Soundtrack" is the story about a successful DJ, Raunak (Rajeev Khandelwal). His life if filled with lots of fun, enjoyable Music, regular parties, company of good looking girls etc. While enjoying these things, he is getting addicted to drugs and alcohol. By the passage of time, he loses the ability of Hearing. 

Rajeev faces some dull stages in his life. He suffers from a hearing capability and ultimately becomes deaf. It is only during this stage, Gauri (Soha Ali Khan) comes in his life. Though he faces limitless troubles, he comes resurrects himself. 

Rajeev desires to become a Music Composer in the Bollywood. As he faces some hearing disabilities, it becomes tough for him. In spite of that, he struggles a lot and achieves his dream. 

What are the struggles he faces in his life and how he overcomes them is shown in an inspirational manner and this forms the remaining part and crux of the Story. 

Some section of the audiences may feel this "Soundtrack" movie to be distressing, disheartening and so on. But, that is not the case. Instead, it is youthful, inspirational, and so on. 

The following truths like the Party culture, the people's exposure to sex, drugs and many other things are omnipresent in metros and many other parts of the country. This is shown in a very realistic manner. 

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Debutant Director Neerav Ghosh has handled a new kind of story, in a totally different and new style. In few scenes, the movie might seem to be dragging. That could be the only disadvantage of the movie. Apart from that, there is nothing to pin point as mistakes or disadvantage for this movie. If proper care could have been shown on editing, even this could been avoided. Cinematography is of course very good and colorful to the eyes. 

Rajeev is one of those Artists who has made a steady transition to the big screen. He has done this fragile character in a very nice manner. Even Soha 
Ali Khan is not far behind. She has exposed her talents and skills in a very nice manner. Mrinalini Sharma has very moderate part in this movie. In spite of that, she has shown her mark. Mohan Kapur is another talent to watch out for. Yateen Karyekar, Ankur Tewari, Sidd Coutto, the Musicians, have done their part in a praiseworthy manner. 

Overall, "Soundtrack" is story of victory of the Human determination. This "Soundtrack" is very much close to the reality in our daily life. This is a very nice feel-good type movie, which should not be missed at any cost. 

Make sure that, all of you watch this movie "Soundtrack".

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